New York Mets' Coldest Starts to the Season That Will Continue

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New York Mets' Coldest Starts to the Season That Will Continue
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Ruben Tejada's struggles with the bat have carried over from spring training into the regular season.

Championships aren't necessarily won or lost during the first week of the season. That said, the initial few games on a team's schedule can set the tone in a positive direction or be a harbinger of disasters to come in the ensuing months.

Unless a team is in the extremely rare situation in which everyone in the lineup is killing it at the same time, slow starts are inevitable for a portion of the lineup. That said, we'll look at why, for the New York Mets, there's some reason to be concerned about Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Ruben Tejada.

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