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Mets say last season's historic collapse is now out of their sight

Originally Published: March 1, 2008
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- It was one of the worst collapses of all time -- not as bad as the Phillies in 1964, but it was close. It was supposed to be the year that the Mets avenged a painful loss to the Cardinals in Game 7 of the 2006 National League Championship Series; instead, the Mets became the first team in history to not make the playoffs after having a seven-game lead with 17 games to play.

Under the bright, hot Florida sun recently, Mets general manager Omar Minaya was asked how ...

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