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Here are five legitimate reasons that the New York Mets will enjoy a great second-half and find themselves in the 2015 MLB Postseason.

By Robby Sabo

1authorrob3 - New York Mets: 5 Reasons They'll Be Playoff BoundHere in New York we all know the baseball script.

The 2015 MLB All-Star Game is on, while four players from the city partake in the festivities – Jacob deGrom, Brett Gardner, Dellin Betances and Mark Teixeira.

For the New York Yankees, things have taken a positive turn. We’ve once again been reminded about how great a manager Joe Girardi truly is. He’s been spot-on resting guys as well as setting up his bullpen.1mets2 - New York Mets: 5 Reasons They'll Be Playoff Bound

For an older team, they’ve avoided that really huge injury which could derail October success in a nanosecond.

Across town in Flushing, the New York Mets have been a more interesting study.

Getting off to a blazing 13-3 start to the 2015 campaign was downright filthy and unexpected. It was something not even the most optimistic fan could’ve foreseen.

Since then, the club has gone 34-39 to settle into their current 47-42 record (just two-games behind the first-place Washington Nationals).

Despite the Yankees possessing the older team, it’s been the Mets who’ve been hit hard with the injury bug. David Wright, Travis d’Arnaud, Daniel Murphy, Zack Wheeler, Steven Matz and a few bullpen arms have missed significant time this season.

Still, Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson have to be ecstatic with their finish that resulted in seven wins of their last 10 games.

Good things are ahead.

Here are five reasons the New York Mets will enjoy a fantastic second-half to the 2015 season and find themselves playing in October:


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Founder of Elite Sports NY — Formerly of FanSided — Jets, Rangers, Knicks, Yankees, Mets, Giants — Has interviewed the likes of Rob Dyrdek, Michael Waltrip and Dominique Wilkins and has seen his work shared on major publications such as Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, and Yardbarker.

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