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Landing a closer high on Mets' to-do list

Originally Published: November 11, 2008
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

A devastating injury to closer Billy Wagner in August ensured the Mets' second September collapse in as many years. After blowing a seven-game lead with 17 to play in 2007, the '08 Mets squandered a 3½-game advantage with 17 to go.

Ownership decided to retain interim manager Jerry Manuel, who stabilized the team (55-38) after a sub-.500 start under Willie Randolph. But the ghosts still linger.

It'll be Manuel's job to convince the Mets they're just as good as the Phillies, ...

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