With Opening Day just two weeks away, the New York Mets are busy preparing themselves for the 2011 season, in search of a renewed sense of confidence that could lead to a revival.
This offseason has been dominated by a new front office, financial grumblings, injury speculation and the improvement of each of the other four teams in the N.L. East.
However, the Mets are poised to be a surprise team in the N.L. this season. They have the talent and hopefully the leadership to be competitive. The major factor will be whether that talent and leadership can consistently produce while staying healthy.
David Wright, Angel Pagan and Mike Pelfrey have emerged as leaders and will look to continue setting the example by their play on and off the field.
While the Mets expect consistent performances out of their leaders, the keys to this team’s success lies in the hand of the following the 10 players.