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2014 and beyond
On those depressing nights when you suffer through another Mets loss, remember that the future looks brighter because:
- There's a good young core of pitchers, led by Matt Harvey, Jonathon Niese and closer Bobby Parnell. Zack Wheeler will likely start 2014 with the team, and Rafael Montero will likely join him during the year. Noah Syndergaard, Michael Fulmer, Domingo Tapia, Luis Mateo, Logan Verrett and Rainy Lara are some of the promising starters behind them.
- Catcher Travis d'Arnaud, considered one of baseball's top prospects, should join the club this year.
- David Wright and Daniel Murphy have been looking good.
- About $50 million comes off the payroll this winter just form Johan Santana, Jason Bay and Frank Francisco. This is a small payroll team in a big market. When the other pieces start to come together, the front office can be expected to spend on the outfield and bullpen.
2013 has been ugly for the Mets
1B: Ike Davis
SS: Ruben Tejada
3B: David Wright
OF: Mike Baxter
OF: Rick Ankiel
OF: Lucas Duda
OF: Juan Lagares
OF: Marlon Byrd
C: John Buck
- Johan Santana (out for season)
- Frank Francisco (DL)
- Josh Edgin (minors)
- Jenrry Mejia (DL)
- Jeurys Familia (DL)
2012 - 2013 Offseason
The Mets replaced David Wright's one year deal with an eight year, $138 million deal.
They then traded R.A. Dickey and catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas to the Toronto Blue Jays for the Blue Jays' top prospect, catcher Travis d'Arnaud, their top pitching prospect, Noah Syndergaard, 18-year-old outfielder Wuilmer Becerra, and veteran catcher John Buck.
Also this offseason the Mets:
- Released Jason Bay.
- Signed Tim Byrdak to a minor league contract.
- Traded minor-league infielder Jefry Marte for right-handed hitting outfielder Collin Cowgill.
- Signed pitcher Shaun Marcum
|July 4, 1985: Rainy Night in Georgia|
|July 21, 2004: David's Debut|
|May 31, 1964: 23 Inning Nightcap|
|Oct 6, 1991: Cone Fans 19|
The Mets had a great first half, entering the All Star break at 46-40. Then they collapsed, finishing the season at 74-88, 24 games behind the Nationals.
For more, see 2012.
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