Mets Hall of Famer Franco likens 2012 Mets to 2000 team
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On a weekend that began with Johan Santana making new history, the Mets reached into their past Sunday night to honor John Franco, the Brooklyn-born closer who spent 14 seasons in Flushing.
Franco came aboard in 1990 and shared the early part of his Mets career with members of the 1986 World Series championship team. His final season as a Met was 2004, when he met a 21-year-old rookie named...