Despite the five straight losing seasons in their wake, the New York Mets entered 2014 with high expectations.
At least as far as their general manager was concerned, anyway. After an 88-loss campaign in 2013, Sandy Alderson projected a 90-win season for his club in 2014.
The Mets could be off to a worse start in their chase for 90 wins, as they’re an even .500 at 9-9 through their first 18 games. But if they’re going to get to where Alderson wants them to be, it’s clear they’re going to need some improvements in some key areas.
MLB Lead Writer Zachary D. Rymer has some thoughts on said improvements, with the most obvious areas of need being more power out of David Wright and Curtis Granderson, an everyday shortstop who can actually hit and some increased stability in the ninth inning.
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