Mets: Top ten teams of all time
Number 9: 2016
What they did: Won the first Wildcard in the National League with a 87-75 record.
Noah Syndergaard (14-9, 2.60 ERA)
Bartolo Colon (15-8, 3.43 ERA)
Jeurys Familia (51 saves)
Yoenis Cespedes (31 HR, 86 RBI)
Curtis Granderson (30 HR, 59 RBI)
What made them special: It’s simple-heart. The team lost Matt Harvey, Lucas Duda, Jacob deGrom. Steven Matz, and Neil Walker to injuries (to name a few). They looked lifeless in August, seemingly buried in the wild card race. Yet they persevered.
Re-acquired Jose Reyes stepped up, as did Asdrubal Cabrera. Even Brandon Nimmo had some key hits. Addison Reed dominated the eighth inning. The team never quit on Terry Collins, and made the postseason with guys like Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman in the rotation.
No, they did not make it past the Wild Card game, but they gave us a thrilling six weeks to close the season.