31 Facts About New York Mets

1. The New York Mets are planning to win in 2019, and many have assumed that building around the starting rotation would be the fastest way to do so.

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2. New York Mets should take advantage of possible Mariners winter fire sale.

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3. Over the past couple of years, the New York Mets have made.

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4. The New York Mets have acquired multiple relief pitchers in the last few years via trade.

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5. New York Mets: Examining ten relievers they received in recent trades.

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6. The New York Mets could trade Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard and sign Corbin or another free agent, if they aren't optimistic about coming to terms with deGrom or Syndergaard on long-term contracts.

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7. The New York Mets have agreed to a deal to make agent Brodie Van Wagenen their new general manager, team spokesman Harold Kaufman confirmed Monday morning.

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8. The New York Mets announced his decision Friday, a day after the end of the annual GM meetings and 11 days after hiring Brodie.

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9. The New York Mets won the division in 2006 and contended in 2007 and 2008, while the Phillies won five consecutive division titles from 2007 to 2011.

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10. On December 10, 2012, the New York Mets unveiled an alternate blue fielding cap, featuring an orange brim and a white trim around the orange "NY" insignia.

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11. On November 14, 2012, the New York Mets introduced two new blue alternate jerseys.

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12. When the New York Mets moved to Shea Stadium in 1964, fans were introduced to a live costumed version.

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13. For the first time in its history the New York Mets won ten straight homestand games, becoming the 7th team since 1900 to win at least 10 straight homestand games.

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14. Prior to the start of the 2014 season the New York Mets made a big splash in the free agent market by signing former New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson to a 4-year $60 million contract.

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15. In 2012, as the New York Mets tried to bounce back from three consecutive losing seasons, they lost star shortstop Reyes to free agency, when he signed with the Miami Marlins.

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16. The New York Mets opened Citi Field in 2009, but were not a factor due to a rash of injuries to numerous key players including Reyes, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, Oliver Perez and Livan Hernandez.

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17. New York Mets held a more modest 3.5-game lead after 145 games of the 2008 season, their final season at Shea Stadium.

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18. In 2007, the New York Mets entered the final 17 games in the season with a seven-game lead in the division.

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19. The New York Mets loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the inning, but Adam Wainwright struck out Beltran looking with a devastating curveball.

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20. The New York Mets advanced to game seven of the 2006 NLCS but lost after Yadier Molina's game-winning two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning.

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21. In the aftermath of the 2004 season, the New York Mets hired a new general manager, Omar Minaya, who immediately turned the franchise around by signing pitcher Pedro Martinez and hiring a new manager, Willie Randolph.

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22. New York Mets had a near playoff miss in 2001 and struggled from 2002 to 2004.

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23. The New York Mets were defeated by the Yankees in five games.

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24. In 1998, the New York Mets acquired catcher Mike Piazza in a blockbuster trade and missed the postseason by only one game.

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25. The New York Mets broke their own record five times before the record was regained by the Yankees in 1999.

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26. The New York Mets have appeared in five World Series, more than any other expansion team in MLB history.

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27. The New York Mets qualified for the postseason as the National League wild card team in 1999, 2000, and 2016.

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28. New York Mets qualified to play in the Major League Baseball postseason in 1988 and 2006, coming within one game of the World Series both years.

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29. One of baseball's first expansion teams, the New York Mets were founded in 1962 to replace New York's departed NL teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants.

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30. The New York Mets are one of two Major League clubs based in New York City; the other is the New York Yankees of the American League.

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31. New York Mets are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of Queens.

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