6 Reasons New York Mets Will Have a Better Record in 2013

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6 Reasons New York Mets Will Have a Better Record in 2013
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After a surprising first half of 2012 that saw the New York Mets 46-40 at the All-Star break, the team fell back to Earth in the second half of the season, finishing with a record of 74-88.

The team has gone through significant changes this offseason.  Most notably, they  traded NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays for a package that includes stud catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud.  The Mets also got rid of the monster contract to Jason Bay, whose tenure with the Mets has been nothing short of a disaster.

As of now, rumors are swirling about whether or not the Mets will sign star outfielder Michael Bourn as a free agent.

Regardless of where Bourn ends up, things finally seem somewhat bright for the Mets.

Thus, here are six reasons why the Mets will improve their record from last season:

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