>The Mets of the 2000’s

> I’ll do this in the style of Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract:

Attendance total: 30,002,974
    Highest: 2008 – 4,024,045
    Lowest: 2003 – 2,140,599

Record:
815 – 803 (.503)
    Best: 2006, 97 – 65 (.599)
    Worst: 2003, 66 – 95 (.410)

2 Playoff Appearances, 2000 & 2006
1 World Series Appearance, 2000

Beatles song to describes each season:
2000: “Magical Mystery Tour”
2001: “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)”
2002: “I’m Down”
2003: “I’m a Loser”
2004: “Hello Goodbye”
2005: “Getting Better”
2006: “Wait”
2007: “Yesterday”
2008: “I Should Have Known Better” or “Don’t Let Me Down”
2009: “Helter Skelter”, “Revolution 9”, or “Doctor Robert”

Runs Scored – 7295
    Most: 2006 – 834 runs
    Least: 2001, 2003 – 642 runs
Runs Allowed – 7240
    Fewest: 2005 – 648 runs
    Most: 2009 – 757 runs

Most Home Runs:
Mike Piazza – 157
    Season: Carlos Beltran – 41, 2006

Most RBI: David Wright – 561
    Season: David Wright – 124, 2008

Vanilla Ice Award for Rapping: Lastings Milledge

Highest Batting Average: David Wright, .309
    Season: Moises Alou, .341, 2007

Lowest Batting Average: Jeremy Burnitz, .234
    Season: Jeremy Burnitz, .215, 2002

Most Strikeouts:
Al Leiter, 770
    Season: Pedro Martinez, 208, 2005

Best Mets Position Player by year:
2000: Mike Piazza
2001: Mike Piazza
2002: Edgardo Alfonzo
2003: Mike Piazza
2004: Mike Cameron
2005: David Wright
2006: Carlos Beltran
2007: David Wright
2008: David Wright
2009: David Wright

Best Mets Pitcher by year:
2000: Mike Hampton
2001: Al Leiter
2002: Al Leiter
2003: Jae Seo
2004: Tom Glavine
2005: Pedro Martinez
2006: Tom Glavine
2007: John Maine
2008: Johan Santana
2009: Johan Santana

Hardest-Thrower: Billy Wagner, 96.3 MPH average fastball in 2006

Worst Departure: Tom Glavine

Best Sean/Shawn Green:
Shawn Green

Most Games: David Wright, 847

Most Likely to Appear Awkwardly Dressed in GQ: Jose Reyes and David Wright
 
Best Outfield Arm: Ryan Church

Most Stolen Bases: Jose Reyes, 301
    Season: Jose Reyes, 78, 2007

Decade Gold Glove Mets Team:
C – Vance Wilson
1B – Doug Mientkiewicz
2B – Jose Valentin
SS – Jose Reyes
3B – Robin Ventura
OF – Endy Chavez
        Carlos Beltran
        Mike Cameron

Best Hitting Pitcher: Tom Glavine

Worst Hitting Pitcher:
Al Leiter

Best Rosin Bag Abuser Award: Turk Wendell

Wins: Steve Trachsel, 66
    Season: 16, Al Leiter in 2000, Steve Trachsel in 2003, and Johan Santana in 2008.
   
Win Percentage: Johan Santana – .644, 29 – 16
    Season: Jae Seo 2005 – .800, 8 -2

Losses:
Steve Trachsel, 59
    Season: Tom Glavine, 14, 2003 and 2004

Best Infield:
2006. Carlos Delgado, Jose Valentin, Jose Reyes, David Wright

Best Outfield: Maybe 2006 or 2007, when everyone was healthy. I’m going to give it to 2000 though, Benny Agbayani, Jay Payton, Derek Bell – no one was spectacular, but everyone was solid and healthy.

Most Bizarre Press Conference: Tie between Mike Piazza’s “I’m heterosexual, I date women” press conference and the Omar Minaya – Adam Rubin debacle.

Saves: Armando Benitez – 138
    Season: 43 – Armando Benitez, 2001

Runs Scored: David Wright – 552
    Season: Carlos Beltran – 127, 2006
 
Oldest Met: Julio Franco was 48 years old in 2007.

Youngest Met: Jose Reyes was just 19 years old for his first game in 2003.

O.J. Simpson Award for Citizenship: Ambiorix Burgos

“Plumpest” Met: Mo Vaughn

Goodbyes to these Mets:
Mike Piazza, 2005
Edgardo Alfonzo, 2002
Al Leiter, 2004
John Franco, 2004
Rey Ordonez, 2002
Steve Traschel, 2006
Tom Glavine, 2007
Armando Benitez, 2003
Aaron Heilman, 2008

Lastly, the Mets All Decade Team (and 162 game averages)

C – Mike Piazza – .286/.368/.525, 36 HR, 102 RBI
1B – Carlos Delgado – .267/.351/.506, 36 HR, 118 RBI
2B – Edgardo Alfonzo – .294/.383/.472, 23 HR, 79 RBI
SS – Jose Reyes – .286/.337/.435, 13 HR, 67 RBI, 113 R, 62 SB
3B – David Wright – .309/.389/.518, 27 HR, 107 RBI, 23 SB
LF – Cliff Floyd – .268/.354/.478, 29 HR, 95 RBI
CF – Carlos Beltran – .281/.368/.505, 31 HR, 112 RBI
RF – Endy Chavez – .288/.330/.386, 3 HR, 35 RBI, +33.4 UZR in three Mets seasons.

SP – Johan Santana: 17-10, 2.78 ERA, 231 IP, 203 K
SP – Al Leiter: 15-11, 3.43 ERA, 212 IP, 171 K
SP – Pedro Martinez: 14-10, 3.88 ERA, 210 IP, 200 K
SP – Tom Glavine: 13-12, 3.97 ERA, 209 IP, 107 K
SP – Mike Hampton: 15-10, 3.14 ERA, 217.2 IP, 151 K

CL – Billy Wagner: 38 Saves, 2.40 ERA, 71 IP, 85 K
RP – Pedro Feliciano: 3.31 ERA, 57 IP, 53 K, 0.8 HR/9
RP – Aaron Heilman (Yes, really): 3.68 ERA, 83 IP, 75 K, 0.7 HR/9

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