The past 10 years have been a wild ride for New York Mets fans as they struggled to win for most of it, but there were some bright spots and great moments regardless. These were the best moments we shared in the 2010s.
The 2010s were some of the most memorable years for the New York Mets, for both good and bad. They had some of the lowest lows we have seen, but they also had some of their highest highs.
The decade featured plenty of losing seasons. It also included an unexpected run to the World Series, some of the franchise’s greatest of all-time, and some record-breaking players.
Fortunately enough, we are going to look at the good moments from this decade. These are the top ten moments from the 2010s all Mets fans got to experience together.
10) Yoenis Cespedes’ Incredible 2015 Stretch
During the 2015 season, the Mets were in the middle of a push for the postseason and in the market for a big impact bat at the deadline. After a trade fell through for Carlos Gomez, the Mets acquired slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and the rest was history.
Cespedes was brought over for two minor leaguers to help propel the Mets into the postseason and he did just that. In 57 games with the Mets after the trade deadline, Cespedes slashed .287/.337/.604/.942 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI in only 249 plate appearances.
The last month of the season when the entire team was hot, it seemed like Cespedes was hitting a home run every time he came up to bat. Cespedes came through every time he was needed to, most notably in Washington as the Mets tried to create a large gap between them and the Nationals.
Between September and the few regular-season games in October, Cespedes hit .300/.345/.673/1.017 with 33 hits, 19 runs, 9 home runs, and 21 RBI. Cespedes put the team on his back and carried them down the stretch, resulting in their first postseason appearance since 2006.
Cespedes ended up finishing the season 13th in MVP voting in the National League which is incredible considering he only played 57 games in the National League.