A very happy new year to all you sports enthusiasts out there, and welcome to 2013! The year prior saw some amazing (no pun intended) things in the world of baseball. There were surprise teams, momentous comebacks and hundreds of jaw-dropping plays.
The 2012 season in Flushing, Queens was somewhat unspectacular. The New York Mets finished with a sub-par 74-88 record, though the first month or so of the season managed to give some fans hope.
Now that the calendar has flipped to 2013, some expectations of the Mets will remain the same as last year. The payroll is roughly the same, and the personnel hasn't changed a whole lot either (aside from one noticeable offseason trade).
As Mets fans everywhere prepare for another season at Citi Field, here's a look at some of the things we are hoping to see come out of Queens in '13.