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The 7 Biggest Reasons for the Mets' Second Half Struggles
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The Mets' first half was commonly described as one word: overachieving. As a diehard fan, I didn't want to believe it but realistically, this is just what the "Amazins" do.

After a winning first half, the Mets are 7-17 since the All-Star break and all but mathematically eliminated from the NL East and wild-card races. 

With so much going wrong, there are many people to point the finger at. But at some point, excuses need to stop being made and winning needs to occur. Here are the top seven biggest reasons why the Mets are failing in the second half.

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