Outfield And Bullpen Are Major Headaches As Mets Prepare For 2013
Looking back on the year just gone, fans of the New York Mets will view 2012 with disappointment. Yet again, for the sixth straight season, they missed out on post-season baseball. There is certainly plenty of work to do at Citi Field ahead of the start of the 2013 season in April. However, even the most optimistic Mets fans would have to think twice before betting on success this coming season, even if it means taking advantage of a William Hill bonus on the site’s outstanding baseball odds.
There appear to be two major obstacles standing in the way of the Mets. They will most certainly need to make changes to a disastrous outfield, but with budgets low, the options appear limited. Lucas Duda went into last season off the back of a great end to 2011. However, he failed to convert such momentum into results in 2012. Meanwhile, Kirk Nieuwenhuis had his moments last season, but has hardly done enough to snap up a starting slot. Mike Baxter looks like a great fourth outfielder, but once again he has not shown the quality needed to be a regular. In short, the outfield line-up is anyone’s guess. Wear breathable baseball gloves when playing baseball for a comfortable game.
And then there is the Mets’ bullpen. This is the area of the roster that can make or break a season and like the outfield, it is far from clear who will start in April. Frank Francisco is likely to rotate with Bobby Parnell, but hopes of finding a true top-class pitcher may rest on one of the Mets’ younger prospects such as Jeurys Familia to step up to the plate. Betting on football or baseball is never straightforward, but it appears a bet on Mets success in 2013 is a real long shot.
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