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Best 2013 Games
September 8, 2013: Turner and Young Lift Mets Over Tribe
August 31, 2013: Mets Club Nationals With 17 Hits
August 29, 2013: Mets Wallop Phillies
August 27, 2013: Niese Shuts Out Phillies
August 20, 2013: Wheeler and Two Homers Stifle Braves
August 19, 2013: Fourteen Hits Pummel Twins
August 16, 2013: Niese and Three Homers Stifle Padres
August 15, 2013: Byrd's Double Lifts Mets Over Padres
August 11, 2013: Niese Returns With Win Over Snakes
August 10, 2013: Flores Lifts Mets Over D'Backs
August 8, 2013: Mets Complete Sweep of Rockies
August 7, 2013: Harvey Shuts Out Rockies
August 6, 2013: Lagares and Young Give Mets Win
August 2, 2013: Young Slugs Royals in 11th
July 30, 2013: Buck's Single in 10th Beats Marlins
July 26, 2013: Mejia and Murphy Pummel Nats
July 25, 2013: Wheeler's First Home Win
July 21, 2013: Harvey and Atchison Blank Phillies
July 10, 2013: Mets Complete Three-Game Sweep of Giants
July 9, 2013: Five Runs in 8th Beat Giants
July 8, 2013: Mets Defeat Giants in 16 Innings
July 5, 2013: Fourteen Hits Pound Brewers
July 2, 2013: Seven Runs in 7th Drown D'Backs
July 1, 2013: Satin and Brown Put Bite on Snakes
June 27, 2013: Byrd's Homer in 8th Jolts Rockies
June 26, 2013: Marcum Leads Shutout of Chisox
June 21, 2013: Mets Come Back for Win Over Phils
June 20, 2013: Big Hits Belt Braves
June 18, 2013: Wheeler Wins Major League Debut
June 18, 2013: Harvey Fans 13 in Win Over Braves
June 16, 2013: Marlon and Kirk Slug Cubs in 9th
June 12, 2013: Three Homers Lead Mets Over Cards
June 5, 2013: Fifteen Hits Wallop Nats
May 30, 2013: Mets Win Fourth Straight Over Yanks
May 29, 2013: Five-Run 1st Buries Yankees
May 28, 2013: Singles in 9th Spank Yanks
May 27, 2013: Mets Beat Yanks on Memorial Day
May 26, 2013: Comeback in 8th Jolts Braves
May 19, 2013: Lagares and Murphy Slug Cubs
May 17, 2013: Harvey Wins Own Game With Single
May 9, 2013: Baxter's Single in 9th Beats Bucs
May 7, 2013: Harvey Leads One-Hit Shutout of Chisox
May 3, 2013: Two Runs in 10th Defeat Braves
May 1, 2013: Mets Come Back to End Skid
April 24, 2013: Valdespin Slams Dodgers in 10th
April 21, 2013: Mets Shut Out Nationals
April 19, 2013: Davis and Duda Double-Slug Nats
April 13, 2013: Harvey Leads Mets Past Twins
April 8, 2013: Harvey and Buck Stifle Phils
April 7, 2013: Byrd's Single in 9th Jolts Marlins
April 3, 2013: Harvey and Homers Stifle Padres
April 1, 2013: Mets Romp Padres on Opening Day

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2014 preview

Before the 2014 season, the Mets acquired outfielders Curtis Granderson and Chris Young and pitchers Bartolo Colon, John Lannan and Daisuke Matsuzaka. They were expected to trade one of their first basemen but didn't get the deal they were looking for.

Key players:

1B: Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Josh Satin

2B: Daniel Murphy, Wilmer Flores

SS: Ruben Tejada

3B: David Wright

OF: Curtis Granderson

OF: Chris Young

OF: Juan Lagares

OF: Eric Young

C: Travis d'Arnaud, Anthony Recker

Starting Pitchers:

Relief Pitchers:

Perspective at end of 2013 season

The Mets' 2013 midseason surge and their young talent should make the next few years fun and exciting.

While in June the team seemed to have nothing but holes, a midseason surge and Minor League success give reason to believe that the pieces may be falling into place.

The likely 2014 initial rotation is expected to include Zack Wheeler Jonathon Niese, Dillon Gee, Jenrry Mejia and a veteran for the bottom of the rotation. By midseason, Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard may force their way in. In 2015, Matt Harvey should rejoin the crew.

Bobby Parnell, Jack Leatherstich, Carlos Torres, Jeurys Familia and some returning veterans should provide a solid bullpen.

Travis d'Arnaud should make the Mets better behind the plate, and Wilmer Flores should find a role at first or second.

About $50 million comes off the payroll this winter just from Johan Santana, Jason Bay and Frank Francisco. This is a small payroll team in a big market. They're expected to spend to add one or two corner outfielders and possibly a shortstop.

2013

Expectations were quite low going into the 2013 season, and the Mets' lived down to them. How bad could 2013 possibly be, Adam Rubin asked. If you have to ask, you're not paying attentionhe answered.

The Mets opened the season 24-39 before Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit the home run that ended Western Civilization. That began a 30-22 stretch. The previously atrocious outfield and bullpen turned it around, as did Ike Davis after an awful first half. Met fans saw young pitching reminiscent of the Mets' glory years. The optimism was marred by another late season collapse, hastened by injuries to their best players and the trade of Marlon Byrd.

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.

A month earlier, Dickey became the third Met to win the N.L. Cy Young Award, joining Tom Seaver (1969, 1973, 1975) and Dwight Gooden (1985).

Also this offseason the Mets:

2012

Remember these?
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.

There were some nice moments though. Johan Santana threw the first no hitter in Mets' history, and R.A. Dickey became only the third Met to win the Cy Young Award.

For more, see 2012.

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