At 40-22, the New York Mets hold the best record in the National League.
They have played admirably all year long, often without their very best players.
It’s part of an organizational turnaround that started a couple of seasons ago when Steve Cohen took over as owner of the team.
Not only did he bring in some of the brightest stars in the game (Francisco Lindor, Max Scherzer, and Starling Marte are perfect examples), but he also overhauled the front office, hired a new general manager, and made sure the team had all the resources to compete.
The Mets, as a result, have won nearly two-thirds of the games they have played so far, which is an amazing number that only trails the 44-16 New York Yankees in MLB.
“The Mets reached 40 wins in just their 62nd game of the season, tied for the 2nd fewest games to 40 wins in a season in Mets history. The only season with fewer? 1986, when they went on to win the World Series after getting their 40th win in their 56th game of the season,” ESPN Stats & Info tweeted about the team.
The Mets reached 40 wins in just their 62nd game of the season, tied for the 2nd fewest games to 40 wins in a season in Mets history.
The only season with fewer? 1986, when they went on to win the World Series after getting their 40th win in their 56th game of the season pic.twitter.com/ZaEAuuJH2x
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 13, 2022
Can The Mets Party Like It’s 1986?
That’s a piece of data that will make fans dream about a similar outcome as the one in 1986.
That was a magical season for the Mets, one that delivered them their second World Series title after the “Miracle Mets” in 1969.
It’s still to early to think about a World Series appearance for the Mets at this point, but this team is certainly inviting fans to dream.
When the Mets are fully healthy (Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom are expected back in July), they will be very, very dangerous.