NY Mets: 3 worst teams that were still fun to watch play ball
The 2012 Mets had some memorable moments and achievements
How did the 74-88 Mets from 2012 make baseball so much fun in Flushing? It wasn’t the 32 home runs Ike Davis hit. Most of the fun came directly from the mound.
This was the year R.A. Dickey dominated the league. His 20-6 record, 2.73 ERA, and 230 strikeouts helped the 37-year-old knuckleballer win the National League Cy Young Award. A true underdog story like no other, watching Dickey pitch every fifth day was a treat.
Speaking of excitement every fifth day, the 2012 club introduced us to the man that would go on to star in many future Harvey Days. Matt Harvey made his MLB debut in 2012. In those 10 starts, he went 3-5 with a 2.73 ERA. Not yet fully dominant, the Dark Knight offered a glimmer of hope for the future.
As if the years Dickey and Harvey had wasn’t enough, there’s a singular moment from 2012 every Mets fan remembers well.
On June 1, Johan Santana took the mound and tossed the first no-hitter in franchise history. Although it was a one night event, everyone who witnessed it knows exactly where they were when the game took place.
At the plate, fans were treated to a season from David Wright worthy of sixth-place in the National League MVP vote. Essentially his final full and awesome year with the ball club, nobody knew at the time we should have enjoyed it more.
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These Mets teams may not have won many games, but they did manage to give the fans their money’s worth on a regular enough basis to fall onto this list.