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With three early picks, Mets have golden opportunity

Originally Published: June 2, 2008
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Forgive the Mets for thinking they're about to wake up in some alternate universe -- or at least one that allows for instant makeovers. The oldest team in the major leagues has three of the first 33 picks in the upcoming amateur draft; for the Mets, this opportunity is the equivalent of a man dying of thirst enjoying a long, cool drink.

It's logical to assume the Mets will target college players, especially since they'll have only three pitchers under their control in 2009: ...

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