Ranking the Mets' Most Exciting Players Heading into 2014

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Ranking the Mets' Most Exciting Players Heading into 2014
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The New York Mets will actually be an interesting team to watch this upcoming season. With some new faces joining the team, namely Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon, the Mets will look for these veterans to help out their young team.

I always seem to start the season with a sense of hope. Hope that they aren't completely out of it by mid-August, that is. Considering the Mets haven’t finished a season within 18 games of the division winner since 2008, it has been a struggle for Mets fans.

Personally the most recent problems really started with Beltran infamously staring at the Wainwright curveball in 2006. That, followed up by the legendary collapse of 2007 and the equally devastating breakdown in 2008, has made it very tough for all Mets followers.

However, with some new signings, a few promising young players and a possible trade or two still in the works, this could be the year that the Mets finally play some meaningful games towards the end of the summer.

The Mets will boast one of the most intriguing young pitching staffs in all of baseball, even without their ace Matt Harvey. The staff will be comprised of Zack Wheeler, Jon Niese, Dillon Gee and newly-signed veteran, Bartolo Colon. Those aren’t the only pitchers though; the Mets also have plenty of young arms looking to get a chance this season.

The team will also have a few position battles that will be important to keep an eye on. Guys like Ike Davis, Wilmer Flores, Lucas Duda and Juan Lagares will all be battling for a spot in the starting lineup.

This piece will feature the Mets’ most exciting players for the upcoming season. The rankings are based on the players’ possible impact on the team, the players’ excitement factor and the chance they have at taking their game to the next level.

The roster will still change before the season gets under way, but until that happens here are the top 10 Mets players to watch heading into 2014.

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