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ets 2018 Season History
In 2018, the New York Mets once again had high expectations placed upon them, and once again, they failed to live up to those expectations. Expected to win 90-plus games and contend for a postseason spot, The Mets wound up winning just 77 games, finishing fourth in the National League East.
Looking at the Mets offseason, they didn’t do as much as other teams in their own division. In November they signed left-handed pitcher Ryan O’Rourke to a minor league contract and released right-handed pitcher Jenrry Mejia. In December they added veteran outfielder Rajai Davis to a minor league contract, catcher Wilson Ramos for two years, right-handed pitcher Jeurys Familia for three years, and veteran outfielder Gregor Blanco on a minor-league contract. In January they traded catcher Kevin Plawecki to the Indians for right-handed pitcher Walker Lockett and infielder Sean Haggerty. Next, they added a pair of left-handed pitchers, Hector Santiago and Luis Avilan on minor league deals, and both will get the chance to compete for bullpen spots. Then they settled arbitration with right-handed pitchers Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler, outfielder Michael Conforto, and left-handed pitcher Steven Matz. To finish, they added left-handed pitcher Justin Wilson and infielder Jed Lowrie for two years each. These Mets never lived up to expecations.
Mets 2017 Expectations Were High
The New York Mets entered 2017 with massive expectations, many, including one of our own, picked them to win the World Series. Not only did they not accomplish that, but they missed the playoffs, by a very large margin, winning just 70 games. Injuries, players who failed to live up to expectations, and even internal arguing led to the Mets demise a year ago. However, the Mets are a very young talented team and sometimes, a bad season like this just happens. Rather than overreact, the Mets spent the offseason retaining their own free agents and taking care of internal issues. The biggest move the Mets made this offseason was to switch managers, replacing the outgoing Terry Collins with Mickey Callaway. So what will Callaway need to do to get the Mets back to the postseason?
First and foremost, he will need to settle down this rotation. Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler, Steven Matz, Jacob deGrom, these guys are all way too talented to put up collective results like this. This should be hands down the best rotation in the game, with a significant gap between them and whoever would be the next best. Callaway will need to sort out whatever issues Harvey has, or this is going to be another season-long standoff between the talented starter and the team. This team is built to win with starting pitching, so it boils down to that. This rotation must be better than it was a year ago.
2016 Mets Rebuilding Year
The New York Mets emerged from a five year rebuild last season, surprising the world by winning the National League East with a record of 90-72, seven games ahead of the second place Washington Nationals. The Mets rode this first place finish all the way to the World Series, before getting dump trucked by the Kansas City Royals in five games. Despite the World Series loss, the future looks bright in the Big Apple.
Heading into 2016, sky high expectations were placed on the New York Mets. Experts stated this was the best rotation baseball has seen in decades. However, that rotation has had some issues this season. Ace and star pitcher Matt Harvey started the season 4-10 before being placed in the DL with shoulder pain. Others have had their struggles as well. The bullpen, thought as a weakness before the season, has kept them afloat, as they currently sit at 52-45, good for second place in the National League East, five games back of the Washington Nationals.