New York Mets 2013 Season Preview:
Manager: Terry Collins
2012 Record: 74-88 (4th in NL East)
Key Additions: P Shawn Marcum, C John Buck, IF Brandon Hicks
Key Losses: P R.A. Dickey, OF Scott Hairston, P Mike Pelfrey, OF Andres Torres
2013 Outlook: The New York Mets will go as far as 3B David Wright can take them. Manager Terry Collins is confident that Wright’s injury should not keep him from starting the season for New York. He will need more that Wright if he wants his team to succeed in 2013.
New Mets catcher John Buck will need to hit over the Mendoza line, LF Lucas Duda will need some pop in his bat, and everyone else will have to overachieve in order for the New York Mets to improve on last years fourth place finish.
There are also several questions with the Mets rotation. Ace Johan Santana will need to be an actual ace and lead the way for a weak group of starters. Marcum will add a little credibility to the staff, but overall it looks like a group of four and five starters on many other clubs.
Look for the Mets to keep it in neutral in 2013, and remain the fourth best team in the NL East.