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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|
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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).
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 2021 season. Do the Mets have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the World Series in 2021?
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Coming into his second season as a Major League Baseball manager, Luis Rojas currently has a 26-34 regular season win-loss record in charge of the New York Mets.
Following his minor league playing career, Luis Rojas began his coaching career with the Dominican Summer League Nationals in 2006.
The New York Mets then hired Rojas as a coach for the Dominican Summer League Mets in 2007 and for the Gulf Coast League Mets in 2008. Rojas managed in the Dominican Professional Baseball League until 2018, winning a league championship in 2016.
In 2018, the Mets named him to their major league coaching staff as the quality control coach for the 2019 season and after a year with the major league team, Rojas was named the Mets manager for the 2020 season.
Rojas led New York to a 26-34 season in his first year, failing to make the playoffs.
Jacob deGrom is one of the best pitchers in baseball history, and he is undeniably the key to the Mets success in 2021.
Since joining the Mets organization in 2014, deGrom has been named a three time All-Star, two time member of the All-MLB First team, two time NL Cy Young award winner, NL Rookie of the Year, NL ERA leader and two time NL strikeout leader.
In the COVID-19 shortened 60 game 2020 season, deGrom finished with a 4–2 record, 2.38 ERA, and he led the National League in strikeouts for the second consecutive season, with 104.
Having been named the best pitcher in the National League in each of the past two full seasons, we believe that deGrom will be in the hunt for a third NL Cy Young award with the Mets in 2021.
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.
After batting at .258 with eight home runs and 27 RBIs in 60 games during the COVID-19 shortened regular season, Lindor joined the New York Mets.
Just hours before Lindor’s deadline of Opening Day on April 1, the Mets and Lindor agreed to a 10-year, $341 million extension that would keep him with the team through 2032.
The New York Mets couldn’t have asked for a better start as they won their opening game against the Atlanta Braves but were also valued at +2000 to make it to the World Series on July 24.
A few days later after the Mets lost two consecutive games they were marked at +3500 on July 27. However, the Mets responded by winning the next two games on July 27 and July 28 and despite ending the month with three defeats in a row, they were well placed and ended with +1933 odds.
August wasn’t entirely kind to the Mets as they began the month with a 1-2 record, by August 4 they were +3000 to make it to the World Series. Despite winning five games from their next nine games, the Mets were slightly higher with their odds which were +3300 on August 12.
Three consecutive losses didn’t do the Mets any favors in their quest for the World Series as they were now marked at +4000 by August 17. The Mets only won three more times in August and had four games postponed due to COVID-19, they finished the month with +4000 on August 26.
A loss on the first day of September further hindered their chances as they were now valued at +5000, however, seven days later on September 8 they were marked at +6600. While they did win two consecutive games on September 9 and September 11, to decrease their value to +5000 a day later.
That was to be the shortest they would get as three losses in five games meant the Mets back was against the wall and they were now at +8000 on September 23, but the worst was still yet to come as two days later they were +25000 on the 25th. The Mets though finished the season marked at +35000 odds.
While they may have out of contention in the World Series, the Mets had a good over / under form as they were placed in the top 10 in two categories the overall form. They were ranked eighth with a 31-26-2 record and the home form, where they were ranked sixth in the MLB with a record of 15-12-2.
They just missed out on being in the top 10 in all three categories as the only category they weren’t in the top 10 was when they were the away side placing 11th with a 16-14-0.
The same can’t be said for their run-line form as they were at the bottom half of the MLB. They were ranked 26th with the overall form guide (they had a record of 27-33-0) and 28th when they were the home side with a record of 11-18-0. However, they did claw their way up the rankings when they were the away side, placing 14th with a 16-15-0 run line.
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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?
Luis Rojas 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 2020 record of 26-34.
Did the New York Mets win last night?
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How much are the New York Mets worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the New York Mets are worth $2.4 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 not make it to the playoffs in the 2020 MLB season as they finished fourth in the National League East Division with a 26-34 record.
Will the New York Mets get the 1st pick in the MLB draft?
The New York Mets have received the 10th pick in the 2021 MLB draft.
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 fourth in the National League East.
How many games did the New York Mets win?
The New York Mets won 26 games in a shortened 2020 season.
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