New York Mets best five offensive teams in franchise history
2) 2006 Mets, 834 runs scored
One of the more beloved teams of the last 20 years, the 2006 Mets were all about their offense. The team scored 834 runs and were a win away from making it to the World Series. As any fan knows, it was their greatest offensive weapon that came up short.
The 2006 Mets team swatted a lot of home runs. It was the year Carlos Beltran tied Todd Hundley with a franchise-record 41. Beltran did more than just knock home runs. He finished the year with 116 RBI and scored a team-best 127 runs.
Beltran had a lot of help. David Wright had 26 home runs of his own and tied the Mets center field star with 116 ribbies. Yet a third player reached triple-digits in RBI. Carlos Delgado, with 114 of them, got there thanks in large part to the 38 home runs.
One of the team’s most prolific run-scorers was shortstop Jose Reyes. In possibly his best season on offense, Reyes scored 122 runs. His year was complete with a .300 batting average, 19 home runs, 81 RBI, and 64 stolen bases.
What separates this Mets team from others on this list is their lack of excellent depth as far as offense goes. The bench players didn’t have a particularly memorable year. However, the main starting eight did.
Maybe one of the more surprising performances came from second baseman Jose Valentin. The veteran infielder hit .271 for the club while belting 18 home runs and driving in 62. It was an unexpectedly great year from the 36-year-old MLB veteran.