Now that the smoke has cleared from this 2009 baseball season and all games are now in the books, it's a good time to objectively reflect on the regular season. This is especially true for Mets fans, since once again, there will be no October baseball played in Queens. Despite sweeping the final series of the season against the Houston Astros at Citi Field, even the most optimistic Mets fans would be hard pressed to call this season anything short of a disaster. Whether it was injuries, uninspired play, or a lack of offense, the Mets went from preseason contender (remember Sports Illustrated picked them to go to the World Series), to a team that finished with only 11 more wins than the lowly Washington Nationals with a record of 70-92. There were very few, if any, bright spots for the Amaz ...
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