The Mets were picked to advance to the postseason for the first time since 2016 as a wild-card team. New York was the frontrunner in the NL East for most of the season until a late-season collapse handed the division title to the Braves. The Mets finished second with a 101-61 card, a whopping 24 more wins than the previous season. However, the Padres swept New York in the Wild Card Series.
Left fielder Jeff McNeil hit .326 to capture the NL batting title, and pitchers Chris Bassitt and Carlos Carrasco both compiled a team-high 15 wins.
The Mets have a deep roster and will once again contend for a division crown in 2023.
The New York Mets are a National League (NL) East division team based in Queens, New York. They were founded in 1962 as part of the expansion of the National League. They were initially known as the New York Metropolitans, taking their name from the now-defunct New York Metropolitans of the American Association from 1880 to 1887. The Mets have been based in Queens since their inception, and have not relocated.
They have won two World Series titles (1969 and 1986), five NL pennants, and six NL East Division titles. Some iconic moments include the 1969 Miracle Mets, a team of misfits that went on to become World Series champions, Tom Seaver's 1968 pitching performance, Bill Buckner's error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series and winning it after coming back from a 3-2 deficit, and the Subway Series against the New York Yankees in 2000.
The Mets play their home games at Citi Field in Queens, New York. The ballpark features an open seating bowl with a capacity of over 40,000 and offers a great atmosphere for both Mets fans and visitors.
The Mets' biggest rivalries are with the Philadelphia Phillies, the Atlanta Braves, and city rivals the New York Yankees, who compete with the Mets in the annual Subway Series. The Mets have a long-standing rivalry with the Phillies, dating back to the 1950s when the two teams were both a part of the National League.
Some of the most iconic players in Mets history include Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, David Wright, and Mike Piazza. The current roster of the Mets includes star players such as Marcus Stroman, Jacob deGrom, Pete Alonso, and Jeff McNeil.