All signs point to another tough year

Mets showing life, but ceiling looks low in 2010

Updated: April 19, 2010, 1:54 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ST. LOUIS -- It seems so long ago when Willie Randolph placed his arm around David Wright as they walked back to the team hotel across the street from old Busch Stadium in September 2005, chatting about the direction of the New York Mets as Randolph's first season as manager neared its conclusion.

It was late in the first full year of Omar Minaya's tenure as general manager, and "The New Mets" -- highlighted by Pedro Martinez and Carlos Beltran -- were stumbling badly during a three-city ...

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