New York Mets: 10 Things the Mets Need To Make the Playoffs

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New York Mets: 10 Things the Mets Need To Make the Playoffs
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Led by 23-year-old David Wright and 22-year-old Jose Reyes, the Mets were one win away from the 2006 World Series. With young core players like Wright and Reyes, the Mets looked to have a very bright future, many feeling that they would make the playoffs for years to come.

However, one Yadier Molina home run and one wicked 12-6 Adam Wainwright curveball later, Carlos Beltran and the Mets went down looking. The Game 7 loss to the Cardinals in the NLCS was the last time New York played a playoff game. Since then, the Mets have suffered two historic September collapses and have also failed to make the playoffs the next two seasons.

2011, however, begins a brand new era, and a fresh start. Although many aren’t picking the Mets to have a good season this year, New York can silence the doubters and make the playoffs if a number of things happen.

Here are 10 things the Mets need to make it back to the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

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