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New York Mets: Five keys for a more successful season in 2019

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Mickey Callaway #36 of the New York Mets speaks to the media prior to a game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 30, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Mickey Callaway #36 of the New York Mets speaks to the media prior to a game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 30, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
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The New York Mets have a lot of talent and could be contenders in 2019. Here’s what has to happen for success this upcoming season

Last season was a mess. With the exception of a few players, the New York Mets as a whole severely underperformed. The good thing for the Mets this year is that the odds are looking up for an improved season. They’ve made some big moves this offseason and insist they are not finished making moves.

Regardless, we all know the Mets somehow figure out a way to botch things up every once in a while. In order to avoid a repeat of last season’s underwhelming showing, here are five keys to success in 2019:

5) Mickey Callaway improves in his decision making

It’s always difficult to be a manager in the MLB. It’s even more difficult when you’ve had no previous experience as one and come from an American League ball club. Things run a lot differently in the National League than the American League. Aside from the first two weeks of the 2018 season, New York Mets‘ manager Mickey Callaway made some bad decisions. It seemed like all decisions he made blew up right in front of him.

With the help of newly-signed bench coach, Jim Riggleman, Callaway’s staff is much improved and will surely make it easier for Callaway to make crucial mid-game decisions. The problem in 2018 was that Callaway had no managerial experience around him. 2019 will be different.

Surrounding Callaway with experience and smart baseball minds should help him in his second season as manager and will be an important key to the team’s success in 2019.

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