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Mets: Is 2017 a repeat of 2009?

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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 05: Ball and gloves of the New York Mets sit in the dugout before a game against the Washington Nationals at Digital Domain Park on March 5, 2012 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Nationals defeated the Mets 3-1. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 05: Ball and gloves of the New York Mets sit in the dugout before a game against the Washington Nationals at Digital Domain Park on March 5, 2012 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Nationals defeated the Mets 3-1. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
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Disappointment is something Mets fans know all too well

(Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Whether it be the bullpen blowing a game in the ninth inning or having yet another player get injured, it’s something we experience on a weekly basis. The 2017 season is no different as the Metropolitans severely under-preformed in the first half.

Heading into the 2017 season, the New York Mets were coming off back to back playoff appearances for only the second time in franchise history. With Yoenis Cespedes inking a new deal in the offseason, and a loaded pitching staff, the expectation was that the team would contend for another postseason berth, and possibly the third World Series championship in Mets history.

With the start of the second half looming, any hope that the team will being playing in October is all but gone due to a lackluster bullpen, numerous injuries to starting pitchers, and underwhelming performances by everyday players. The disappointing 39-47 record at the break got me thinking, is this season worse than the very forgettable 2009?

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