5 issues facing the Mets in 2013
By Marc Carig
Fans recall Sandy Alderson's less-than-flattering quip during the offseason about his team's outfield situation. With spring training in the books, the Mets still don't have an answer.
Can it get
The front office made smart moves to retool the bullpen. But they'll mean nothing without actual improvement.
More power?Scott Hairston's 20 homers must be replaced in a lineup that could use more pop. The Mets hope it comes from leftfielder Lucas Duda.
arrive?Barring injury or underperformance, pitching prospect Zack Wheeler and catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud almost certainly will make their big- league debuts, perhaps before the All-Star break.