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    2013: A 1983 Redux

    The year 2013 may be a repeat of 1983...we started that year with a weak team that lost over 90 games but but by mid-summer we made a foundation trade for Keith Hernandez, my favorite Met all time, and watched young Darryl Strawberry debut...one writer likened watching him as to watching a baby deer learning how to walk minutes after birth.

    Doc was started at A ball and moved to AAA that summer. A wave of kids was just about to arrive [Darling, Aguilera, Elster, Mitchell, Dykstra, Myers, etc.] to join a young core at Shea. Watching a TDA and Harvey and later Wheeler develop and join neophytes like Familia, Edgin, Carson, Nieuwenhuis and Mejia could create the same feeling...knowing that WFlores, Nimmo, Montero, etc. are on the horizon....seeing the pieces unfold before your eyes and knowing that we were going to be real good, real soon. It will make for an interesting summer.
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    2013: A 1983 Redux

    Cool post

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    2013: A 1983 Redux

    So do you guys think Colins is the manager for this up and coming group of youngsters or are we going to make a change there soon? Backman?? Any thoughts ideas?

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    I don't see why the Mets would replace Collins. He hasn't done anything to lose his job.
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    Collins is not a happy man today though. He just lost his best pitcher and CY winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sick Of It All View Post
    Collins is not a happy man today though. He just lost his best pitcher and CY winner.
    Yep definitely not, he apparently lobbied for Gose to be in the deal so he'd have a lead-off man and CF but they were denied and got Noah instead(awesome, sorry Terry)

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungStuna28 View Post
    Yep definitely not, he apparently lobbied for Gose to be in the deal so he'd have a lead-off man and CF but they were denied and got Noah instead(awesome, sorry Terry)
    I really wanted Gose....woulda solved two big holes....with only Bourn as a free agent SAhas a tough next step to take...cannot compete with Tejada as leadoff hitter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdg515 View Post
    I really wanted Gose....woulda solved two big holes....with only Bourn as a free agent SAhas a tough next step to take...cannot compete with Tejada as leadoff hitter.
    He really isn't that good.


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    We just don't have another phenom like Darryl Strawberry coming through that door anytime soon. We do possibly have another Gooden on the horizon if Wheeler lives up to all this hype but Dwight was really in a class all his own down in Lynchburg in '83.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SILVER SEAVER View Post
    We just don't have another phenom like Darryl Strawberry coming through that door anytime soon. We do possibly have another Gooden on the horizon if Wheeler lives up to all this hype but Dwight was really in a class all his own down in Lynchburg in '83.
    Yep SS. We don't have any monster impact or superstar talent that we had back in the '80's.

    So, not having a Straw or Doc in the system ala Harper and Strasburg will delay our growth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie6986 View Post
    Yep SS. We don't have any monster impact or superstar talent that we had back in the '80's.

    So, not having a Straw or Doc in the system ala Harper and Strasburg will delay our growth.
    Washington last season were like the Mets were in '85 and had the same win total as well (98). In 2013 they will put it together with a healthy Strasburg and win it all winning over 100 regular season games. Washington vs Detroit in the 2013 Fall Classic, Washington wins in seven games.

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    You makes good points, but to be fair, the Mets had two once in a generation talents coming up through the farm in Straw and Gooden. Sure Harvey; Wheeler, and TDA have upside, but they're not two Strausburgs and a Posey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmic_Canon View Post
    You makes good points, but to be fair, the Mets had two once in a generation talents coming up through the farm in Straw and Gooden. Sure Harvey; Wheeler, and TDA have upside, but they're not two Strausburgs and a Posey.
    Strasburg isn't even a "Strasburg" yet too small of a sample size and you don't even know what Harvey or Wheeler or TDA has so that doesn't even make any sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmic_Canon View Post
    You makes good points, but to be fair, the Mets had two once in a generation talents coming up through the farm in Straw and Gooden. Sure Harvey; Wheeler, and TDA have upside, but they're not two Strausburgs and a Posey.
    If they aren't they sure will be close....add in Niese and you have a core like SF does. If TDA is anywhere near Posey you can see how SF built itself into a champion...same as Washington just did. If Wright, Davis, TDA and Duda can form a 3-6 core then all you need to do is start filling in around them. One day if we upgrade the middle infield with overall better players that will be the sign of going for it.
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    But they are better then a lot of teams have in up and coming talent!
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