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With it looking like Daniel Murphy is lost for the rest of the season and with the departure of Carlos Beltran to the San Francisco Giants, the Mets need to find a way to fill a major void in their offense.
If Jason Bay and Angel Pagan can play up to their potential, it would go a long way to filling that void.
Jason Bay has come alive as of recent, putting together an 11-game hitting streak and batting over .290 since the All-star break.
Before Bay signed with the New York Mets, he was consistently hitting 30-plus home runs and over 100 RBI each season.
Angel Pagan put together a breakout season last year, batting .290 with 37 stolen bases and 31 doubles.
This year has been a struggle for Pagan who is batting .245 and at times has looked pedestrian in the outfield.
Both Pagan and Bay will play huge roles in the Mets' success the rest of the year as we approach the end of the regular season.