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5 Lessons the Mets Can Learn from the Giants' 2012 World Series Championship

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5 Lessons the Mets Can Learn from the Giants' 2012 World Series Championship
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With the Giants winning the 2012 World Series by sweeping the Tigers in four games, they have now won two of the last three championships in convincing fashion. With the majority of their core players all returning next season, they will be aiming to repeat in 2013.

It will not be an easy road for the Giants though, with the Dodgers expected to give them a run for their money. The Nationals, Reds, Braves and Cardinals will all be trying to redeem themselves as well. Even teams like the Mets, Phillies, Brewers, Pirates and Diamondbacks could all have an effect on next year's playoff picture.

The Mets, for one, already have some of the pieces that it would take to win a championship. They have a solid starting rotation and an established infield that is led by David Wright. However, upgrades at catcher, in the outfield and the bullpen will all be necessary for the Mets to take the next step and really become legitimate contenders.

Here are five lessons the Mets can learn from watching the Giants win the 2012 World Series.

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