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|Colors:||Navy blue, orange & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Mike Piazza & Tom Seaver|
|Hall of Fame General Managers:||None|
|Rivals:||New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies & Atlanta Braves|
|Legends:||Keith Hernandez, Dwight Gooden, Tom Seaver, Darryl Strawberry, Jerry Koosman, Gary Carter, David Wright, Mike Piazza, Tug McGraw, Cleon Jones, Carlos Beltran & Jose Reyes|
|Retired Numbers:||5: 14, 31, 37, 41 & 42|
|World Series Championships:||2: 1969 & 1986|
No other MLB franchise sells hope quite like the Mets do, as all it takes is for one thing to turn around but then again it is also the hope that destroys the Mets.
The Mets came into the MLB in the National League as an expansion side in 1962 following the departure of the Brooklyn Dodgers (who moved to Los Angeles to become the LA Dodgers) and the New York Giants (who moved to San Francisco to become the San Francisco Giants), and since their inception to the National League in 1962, have become the city’s little brother, as well as being the laughing stock for much of its time in the MLB.
Their first seven seasons may have been the reason why they are the city’s little brother and became the laughing stock of the MLB as they lost over 100 games five times in their first seven years.
But by 1969, the memories of their first seven years were vanished as the Mets, responded from their ninth position in 1968 which saw them win 73 games to climb up to the top of National League East Division to finish in first place winning 100 games, for the first time in franchise history, to earn themselves their first postseason appearance.
They knocked off the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series (NLCS) 3-0, where they advanced to their first World Series in their first postseason appearance.
They met a tough opposition, the Baltimore Orioles who won 109 games (the most in the regular season) so it wasn’t going to be easy and the Orioles must have liked what they saw in game 1 as they won the opening game of the series.
The Mets though continued their impressive late season surge as they won their first ever World Series when they won the remaining four games as the worst team in baseball won the biggest prize. The 1969 Mets season was referred to as the Miracle Mets or The Amazin.
While the Mets missed out the following three years, they still produced winning seasons where they won 83 games in three consecutive seasons and they began the 1970s in third position.
By 1973 it all looked like they were going to miss the postseason again. After a slow start to the season the Mets gathered momentum late in the season to win the National League East Division.
The Mets made it to their second World Series in five years, following a win over the Cincinnati Reds in the NLCS to claim their second pennant, but their dream run came to an end when they fell to the Oakland Athletics, despite the Mets putting up a fight winning three games.
From there the Mets entered their second period of dark days, as they often fell back to fifth and sixth place in the National League East Division, while it wasn’t as bad as their first seven years the Mets did lose more than 90 games five times including in four consecutive seasons.
While the early 80s was something to forget, the Mets started to claw their way up the National League East Division in 1984 and 1985 as they finished in second position in consecutive seasons.
By 1986, they continued where they left off, they had their best ever season winning 108 games and they ended the regular season in first place, to earn themselves a shot in the NLCS. It seemed the Mets didn’t miss a beat after a long layoff as they fought off the Houston Astros in the NLCS, and they progressed to their third World Series.
After missing out on the MLB’s grand prize in 1973, the Mets faced a battle in the 1986 World Series against the Boston Red Sox, especially when they took out the opening two games. However, the Mets pulled through and claimed their second World Series and their first since 1969. The Mets were once again champions of baseball after a 17-year hiatus.
After crashing out in the 1988 NLCS to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Mets ended the 1990s in great form without getting their hands on the biggest prize. They made another NLCS after winning the National League Division Series to Arizona Diamondbacks, but couldn’t quite get over the Atlanta Braves in the game before the World Series.
They started the new millennium by making the World Series although they lost the decider to a far superior New York Yankees going down 4-1. After making the World Series in 2000, it seemed everything was going to finally turn for the franchise, but it was the same tale for the next six years, finishing fifth twice and just narrowly missing a playoff berth in 2005.
The Mets won 14 more games in 2006 than they did the previous year as they finished on top of the National League with 97 wins. Although they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS, they still couldn’t get their hands on the National League pennant and they fell to the St Louis Cardinals in a tight battle losing 4-3.
By 2010 the Mets selected pitcher Jacob deGrom in the MLB draft and handed him a debut four years later and it was the spark the Mets needed. He sparked the team to a magical season in 2015 and helped his side to get to another World Series.
In particular it was his showing against the Dodgers in the NLDS which turned heads as he out classed LA Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw as he struck out 13 times, allowed five hits and walked only one. While the talk of the town was deGrom outclassing Kershaw, he couldn’t produce a miracle and the Mets lost the World Series to the Kansas City Royals.
The following year saw the Mets appear in the 2016 National League Wildcard Series with a defeat to the San Francisco Giants, which has been their most recent playoff showing. deGrom still produced strong performances winning the Cy Young Award in the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
The Mets ended the 2020 season in fourth place sharing with the Washington Nationals as they won 26 games (they only played 60 games due to a shortened season because of COVID-19).
In the 2021 season, the Mets finished in third place in the NL East, with a record of 77-85. The Mets were 11.5 games behind the NL East leading Braves. The Mets struggled mightily on the road in the 2021 season, with their record for road games at 30-51.
The New York Mets finished the 2022 Major League Baseball season with a record of 101-61, which put them in second place in the National League East Division. They did qualify for the playoffs in 2022. They started off the year red hot but ended up having to settle for a Wild Card spot in the National League after collapsing late in the year.
If you are a fan of the New York Mets, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2023 season. Do the New York Mets have the star power to make it all the way to the World Series in 2023?
The Mets were disappointing in 2022, as they didn’t live up to expectations. Now they are once again looking for a big season in 2023, and they certainly have all the talent in the world to get the job done from top to bottom.
Buck Showalter has had a lengthy and legendary career. Now he is back to manage a team full of superstars in the New York Mets. This may be the first time in his career he has a ready made World Series winner in his view.
His managerial career has spanned decades as he is entering his 21st season as the head skipper. He has had several stops in baseball including, Arizona, Texas, Baltimore and New York. He will be only the fifth person to manage the New York Yankees and the New York Mets, after Yogi Berra, Joe Torre, Casey Stengel, and Dallas Green.
Including last year’s victory, he has a four time manager of the year award winner. With last year being his first one in the National League. During his first season with the Mets, they won over 100 games, but they were upset in the National League wildcard series by the San Diego Padres.
Peté Alonso is another key piece on this New York Mets roster heading into the 2023 Major League Baseball season. He will be honoring his fifth season and the major leagues, and he has spent his entire career up until this point with the New York Mets. He is a former rookie of the year award winner and a two time All-Star, and he also has the rookie record for most homeruns in a season with 53. He led the National League in runs, batted in last season as he was a force at the plate and him, and the New York Mets will be hoping he can replicate that production this season. He had 162 hits last season and 40 of them were homeruns. He hit for an average of .271 and drove in a league leading 131 runs batted in.
In what was one of the biggest signings of the most recent offseason, Francisco Lindor is now a member of the New York Mets.
During his time with Cleveland, Lindor was named a four time All-Star, two time Gold Glove recipient and two time Silver Slugger recipient.
Francisco Lindor it’s very vital to the success of the New York Mets in 2023. It took him a while, but he finally started to live up to the hype under the bright lights since coming here from Cleveland before the 2021 season.
Outside of a solid season last year he has yet to rack up any hardware during his time in New York after winning multiple gold gloves and silver sluggers during his time in Cleveland. He has a rare combo of speed in power that you don’t see out of many shortstops, and he uses it well.
Last season he hit for an average of .270 and had 170 hits as well as driving in over 100 runs batted in and also had 26 homeruns last season as well. He will be looking to build on that production for his sake, and the New York Mets sake in 2023.
The New York Mets were given +170 odds to win the 2023 National League East division this season. Their odds to win the National League Pennant were +450 prior to the season starting.
While their odds to take home the Commissioner’s Trophy and win the World Series were set at +900. Their total over/under for victories this season is set at 92.5, With odds of (+100) for the over and (-120) for the under. Last season they managed to finish the season with a record of 101-61.
Their odds to win their division are the second highest odds out of the five teams. While their odds to win the National League pennant is third out of 15 teams. They rank fifth in total odds among the entire league to win the World Series this season out of thirty teams.
Still got some burning questions about the New York Mets? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below!
Where do the New York Mets play?
The New York Mets play at Citi Field.
Who owns the New York Mets?
Steven A. Cohen is the owner of the New York Mets.
Have the New York Mets won an MLB World Series?
The New York Mets have only won the World Series twice winning in 1969 and 1986.
Who is the New York Mets general manager?
Sandy Alderson is the general manager of the New York Mets.
Do the New York Mets play tonight?
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What is the New York Mets record?
The New York Mets had a 2022 record of 101-61.
Did the New York Mets win last night?
Fans of the New York Mets are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much are the New York Mets worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the New York Mets are worth $2.65 billion.
Who do the New York Mets play tonight?
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How to watch the New York Mets?
You can watch New York Mets games on SYN and PIX11.
Will the New York Mets make the playoffs this year?
The New York Mets did make it to the playoffs in the 2022 MLB season as they finished second in the National League East Division with a 101-61 record.
When do the New York Mets play?
New York Mets fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the first pitch, location of the game, and the all-important MLB odds.
Where did the New York Mets finish the season?
The New York Mets finished 2nd in the National League East in 2022.
How many games did the New York Mets win?
The New York Mets won 101 games in the 2022 season.
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