Looking Towards 2011, I Like What I See!

So the Mets got mathematically eliminated last night, big deal. I did get to see many positive things to build upon for next season, and I’m choosing to focus on that.

In this new series of graphics, I want to highlight some of the players that I believe will have more prominent roles in 2011 and could help pave the way to a better future.

Jon Niese, Josh Thole, Bobby Parnell, Lucas Duda, Dillon Gee, Ruben Tejada, Angel Pagan and even R.A. Dickey all figure to be back next season and take on added responsibility.

Will Dickey become the defacto ace until Johan Santana returns, and will Dillon Gee win the number five spot?

Does Tejada take over at second base, while Thole takes over behind the dish?

Can Duda give the Mets a potent bat off the bench while Pagan builds on another solid season?

These are just a few questions that will be answered in the coming months. Until then, lets give these players some MetsMerized love!

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I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73, '00 and '15, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.