New York Mets: Early-Season Storylines to Track

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New York Mets: Early-Season Storylines to Track
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It's hard to contain excitement for your team's early-season success. For New York Mets fans, however, it is important that you realize historical context. In recent years, it hasn't been April that has been a foe to the Mets. It's been the remaining months.

Enjoy the success while it lasts, but understand that there is a reason the Mets were picked to finish no better than fourth by virtually every analyst. Sure, they could be wrong, but they have not tried to hide the fact that 2014 is supposed to be the first year this team seriously contends.

Here are five early takeaways from the season so far, with some commentary on their significance to this point.

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