The past few seasons, the Mets and Yankees have been on opposite ends of the baseball spectrum. 

The Yankees have continued their winning ways, culminating in a World Series Championship in 2009.  Meanwhile, over the past few years the Mets have spiraled into obscurity and—even worse—became the butt of all jokes around the league. 

However, a new season means new hope, and in 2011 it looks as if the Mets and Yankees might not be as far apart as one may think.  Here are five reasons why the Mets could end up on the same level (or even better off) as the Yankees: 

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