Since their introduction to the MLB in 1962, the Mets team hasn’t ha a lot of success in their 59 years of history. But as any other team in this league there’s always moments that will never be forgotten and people will know about and talk about it because it belongs to the essence of the team. There’s a lot of history to look at but we will look at the more recent ones that I think are the best in the last 10 years.
5 – R.A Dickey Cy young
When R.A Dickey won the Cy young in 2012 with a 20-6 record and ERA of 2.73. Before joining the Mets in 2010 Dickey didn’t have a lot success with the Rangers and Twins.
His ERA over 5.00 in both teams, he found his way and the success with the Mets with a 2.84 and a 3.28 ERA in 2010 and 2011. He didn’t strike out a lot but he did the job pitching 233.2 Innings in his Cy young ranking him 33rd in Mets history for a single season.
4 – 2015 Mets
Mets came out of nowhere to claim the NL east pennant after a wonderful 2nd half of the season led by Cespedes in the regular season. Cespedes helped them win their 5th pennant. The first one since 2006.
But this cinderella starts with Daniel Murphy going OFF in his first ever postseason appearances with a ridiculous offensive performances against the Dodgers the Cubs. Cespedes was the reason why the Mets could clinch the pennant. If it wasn’t for Murphy they probably would have gotten swept by the Dodgers in the division series.
3 – Johan Santana’s No Hitter
The 2012 team looks very competitive from the beginning. June 1st they were 1 game back of 1st place owning a record 29-23. To put it this way, theteam has produced a bunch of good pitchers such as Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, Jerry Koosman, Jacob deGrom.
Never in the history of the team have they had a perfect game or a No-hitter, until Johan Santana made history against the Cardinals.
2 – Jacob deGrom Back-to-back Cy Youngs
Jacob deGoat, best pitcher in the league since 2018, from 2018 to 19’ deGrom ranked first on fWAR, ERA, FIP, HR/9 and third on xFIP. Winning Cy Young in both seasons made a lot of sense he was dominating no one was close to match his performances, first ever back to back Cy Young winner in Mets’ history.
1 – David Wright’s Final Game.
Enough to make a man cry, literally, because he cried on the field after being taken out of the game in substitution move from Callaway. He wasn’t expected to play a lot in his last game as he should.
Injuries killed a good career that could have been worthy of Cooperstown. We will never know that since his back problems keep him off the field since 2016 until September of 2018.