5 Reasons MLB Deadline Deals Mean New York Mets Will Contend in 2012

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5 Reasons MLB Deadline Deals Mean New York Mets Will Contend in 2012
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This year marks the silver anniversary of the New York Mets last World Series Championship.

It has been 25 years since the "Amazin' Mets" upset the Red Sox in a classic 7-game series of historic proportions.

Who could ever forget Mookie Wilson's uneasy swing that send the ball ailing down the first-base line for what seemed to be an easy out.

But instead, the ball somehow passed Bill Buckner's glove and rolled right through his legs.

Consequently, the Mets forced a game seven in which they would not be denied. 

It's the clip that will never go away, and seemingly will live for another 25 years.

So, when can Mets fans expect another championship?

Well, I wouldn't say the Metropolitans will be front runners for baseball's ultimate prize.

But General Manager Sandy Alderson and the Mets front office definitely put themselves in an ambitious position to contend in 2012, with the recent deadline deals that have transpired.

And yes, I am aware that the Mets rid themselves of one of the best closers in the game in Francisco Rodriguez.

And sure the statistical leader in most major offensive categories, Carlos Beltran, has been sent packing to the San Francisco Giants.

But let me shed some optimism on my fellow Mets fans. These deals and more were paramount to the organization to ensure future success in pursuit of the Commissioner's Trophy.

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