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Mets 2017 Season Preview: Who will be the Mets’ kryptonite this season?

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Mar 2, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy (left) greets Nationals shortstop Trea Turner (right) on scoring a run against the Houston Astros during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 2, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy (left) greets Nationals shortstop Trea Turner (right) on scoring a run against the Houston Astros during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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James Stumper Jr., Staff Writer

All offseason, one of the teams that I’ve been kind of concerned with as a Mets fan is the Atlanta Braves. Their lineup is surprisingly deep — with Met-killer Freddie Freeman, vets like Matt Kemp and Ender Inciarte, and Dansby Swanson, who looks like he will be an absolute stud for years to come. (Thanks for nothing, D-backs)

The Mets already have loads of trouble with Julio Teheran, and I get a Daniel Murphy-esque former Met vibe from offseason additions Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey. I think both of those former fan favorites will each probably toss a few strong games against the Mets, which could lead to some problems.

I do think the Mets are better than the Braves, but I could see Atlanta giving them a problem all season in head-to-head matchups. But let’s be honest, if you’re a Mets fan born in the early ’90s like myself, having trouble with the Braves is nothing new.

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