Mets: Top ten teams of all time
Number 3: 2015
What they did: Won the National League East with a 90-72 record
Yoenis Cespedes (.287 BA, 17 HR, 44 RBI-in 57 games)
Daniel Murphy (.281, 14 HR, 73 RBI)
Curtis Granderson (.259 BA, 26 HR, 70 RBI)
Matt Harvey (13-8, 2.71 ERA)
Noah Syndergaard (9-7, 3.24 ERA)
What made them special: They won the pennant-how’s that for starters? They were not supposed to, the Nationals were allegedly the best team in the division. And it did not look like they would, until the acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes minutes before the trade deadline. Cespedes carried the team on his shoulders to a fairly comfortable division win.
Enter Daniel Murphy. He was instrumental in the division series win over the Dodgers, and the NLCS sweep of the Cubs. He found incredible power all of a sudden, and the Mets rolled into a World Series rendez-vous with the Kansas City Royals.
Noah Syndergaard established himself as a sixty-feet, six-inches hero when he threw behind Alcides Escobar to start game three, propelling the Mets to their only win of the series. But the tide had turned.
The Mets were back in the World Series after fifteen years, and were there with a crop of young pitchers, who made a reappearance seem likely.