The New York Mets are one of the most well known and beloved teams in the history
of baseball. The team was founded and introduced to the National League in 1961. Formerly known as The New York Metropolitan
Baseball Club Inc., their name was shortened to the Mets by former club owner Joan
Payson due to it's fan appeal and historical background, as well as its relevance to the
metropolitan area. Mets tickets went on sale in 1962 when the team played the first
official game in franchise history against the Cardinals in St. Louis. From then on, they've
gone on to win two World Series, four pennants, and five National League East titles.
Mets tickets sales have matched these amazing accomplishments over the years.
The enduring legacy the Mets have created can't be found in scoreboards, or in their
number of wins or losses. It can't be measured in the number of Mets tickets that
have been sold, or how many home runs have been hit. Their lasting legacy comes
from their endurance in the face of adversity, their unstoppable will to succeed, and
their history of outstanding players. Players like: Tom Seaver, who helped the Mets
win the 1969 World Series Championship; Darryl Strawberry, who still holds the
Mets' career record for Home Runs, RBI, and hits; Mike Piazza, the Mets favorite and the catcher with the most home runs all-time. These players, and many more like
them are the legacy that the Mets create. Their phenomenal players are the reason so
many Mets tickets are sold every year.
4-14-14: The New York Mets haven’t been on top of their game to start 2014, as they sit at just 5-7 in fourth place of the NL East through the first couple of weeks. A 14-2 beatdown against the L.A. Angels capped a 2-1 series loss where they gave up 25 total runs. On the bright side, New York did kick off the week with a 2-1 series win over the Atlanta Braves. The Mets will need to pick up the pace on offense to get things going this season, as no one on the team has yet to top one homer.
4-7-14: The New York Mets continued their struggles to start the 2014 MLB season, as they got swept by the Washington Nationals in their first series of the year. The Mets brought the bats in a 9-7 opening day loss to the Nats, but couldn’t hack it with a combined three runs the next two games. New York got their first two wins of the season against the Cincinnati Reds in their second series of the year, but missed out on a sweep with a 2-1 loss at home.
4-1-14: The New York Mets looked good for much of their opening day battle with the Washington Nationals, but in the end they weren’t good enough. New York took a commanding 3-0 lead early on and led two more times, but couldn’t seal the deal in the ninth inning and ended up dropping their first game of the year to the Nationals, 9-7. Andrew Brown was a bright spot in the loss, as he hit a three-run homer in the first to start the scoring.
3-27-14: The New York Mets may have found their closer for the 2014 season as Jose Valverde has made the Opening Day team out of spring training camp and will be added to the 40 man roster. In nine innings this spring Valverde has allowed three runs and struck out seven batters and only walked one, on the Mets that's good enough apparently to warrant the 25 man roster spot. The Mets also re-signed Kyle Farnsworth to a deal that included a May opt out in his minor league contract after Farnsworth left the Mets looking for a Major League deal with no such luck. The Mets are still said to be interested in Stephen Drew for a one or two year deal but may wait until after Opening Day 2014 so Drew will not be eligible for another qualifying offer next season. The Mets payroll is down, and so are the expectations in New York, but they have shown products coming out of the farm system in recent years and the future may be bright in CitiField very soon.
3-20-14: The New York Mets seemed content heading into the season with a platoon of Lucas Duda and Ike Davis at first base but the Mets have recently been shopping the oft-injured Davis once again. The Mets did get some good news this week from their spring training camp and team of medical doctors as Jon Niese was cleared to begin a throwing program after his latest arm injury. The Mets need Niese, and all their arms really, with the Tommy John surgery Matt Harvey had this winter to compete and be relevant in the NL East. The Mets have been the subject of many trade rumors recently with names like Jimmy Rollins being floated around for young pitching while the hot stove is still in full swing as Stephen Drew is still available out there on the free agent market. The Mets need a shortstop, well let’s be honest the Mets have a lot of holes to fill, and New York has plenty of options to choose from at this point if they decide to go outside the organization for infield help. Noah Syndergaard, arguably the Mets best pitching prospect, was sent down to minor league camp after a strong spring camp for a little more seasoning in a move expected by most, including Syndergaard. The Mets have a below .500 record in the Grapefruit League this year but are not far behind their cross town rival New York Yankees in the standings.
3-13-14: The New York Mets have a couple new toys to show off this spring training with the additions of Bartolo Colon and Curtis Granderson to the team. The Metropolitans have a losing record this year in the Grapefruit League and sorely miss the presence of Matt Harvey around the team and especially in the starting rotation. There is plenty of young talent to get excited about in the Mets camp this year with Zack Wheeler, Dillon Gee, Travis d'Arnaud, and Bobby Parnell penciled in to make the big league roster already. The Mets may not be ready to compete in the National League East just yet but they are getting close and doing it the right way building from within with their farm system.
3-5-14: New York Mets reported to spring training with several new faces along with several old faces. Last week starting pitcher John Nice headed back to New York for an MRI on his shoulder the results were negative and they displayed no damage. And other injury news it was revealed that first baseman Ike Davis hid an oblique injury from the mess the entire 2013 season. It was also reported that Matt Harvey's first throwing session went very well.
2-27-14: This week Jon Niese flew back to New York to get an MRI on his shoulder after complaining about pain in his throwing shoulder but the exam luckily found no problems meaning that Niese will be ready to go in 2014 for the New York Mets. Aside from Niese the Mets have a pretty good pitching staff including Zack Wheeler, Dillon Gee and the recently signed Jose Valverdes but will be without All-Star Matt Harvey who underwent Tommy John surgery last year. The addition of slugger Curtis Granderson will help David Wright as there is now another player who can provide some much needed offense at Citi Field.
1-24-14: The New York Mets have been struggling for quite some time now and hope that 2014 will finally be the year they start to turn things around even though they will be without stud pitcher Matt Harvey who underwent Tommy John surgery last year. The Mets signed Outfielder Curtis Granderson to help bolster their roster and provide some much needed offense to a small ball lineup in a ballpark that plays to his strengths as a hitter.
1-7-14: Newly acquired New York Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson said that the real baseball fans in New York route for the Mets. These might be choice parting words after leaving the Yankees via free agency or it could just be a publicity stunt to get the Mets fans revved up for this upcoming season. Either way Granderson will be wearing them at uniform alongside third baseman David Wright. It is unknown as to whether the Mets are done in terms of spending for this free agency period.
12-9-13: The New York Mets as an organization had promised their fans that by the year 2014 they would begin spending more money to build another winning team. The newest acquisition to the Mets outfield is former Yankee Curtis Granderson who signed a four-year deal worth $60 million. While with the Yankees Granderson was mainly a homerun or strikeout hitter but during his time in Detroit he was much more than that. Given the dimensions of Citi Field which like into that of the ballpark in Detroit Granderson should start using the entire field more and that will benefit the Mets greatly. Curtis Granderson has the ability to steal bases and also put pressure on defenses by taking the extra bag with his speed. The Mets also signed outfielder Chris Young Twitter one year deal. Another player on the Mets radar through free agency is outfielder Nelson Cruz. He will likely require a contract that is bigger and longer than the one that they gave to Granderson.
8-22-13: The Mets have signed Pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. Earlier in the week, Matsuzaka asked for and was granted his release from the Cleveland Indians.
8-21-13: For a team that lacks in household names the New York Mets have fared pretty decently this season so far. Despite being out of playoff contention they have competed and have won two straight games including last night's victory over the Atlanta Braves. Young pitcher Zack Wheeler got the wind pitching 6 2/3 innings giving up three runs and striking out five batters. Wheeler through 114pitches. It's a short two-game set against the Braves followed by a three-game set against the Detroit Tigers. All-Star third baseman David Wright is still on the DL but says he plans to return to the Mets this season.
8-6-13: The New York Mets continue to struggle and are now 17 games out of first place. This week they will face the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. Third baseman David Wright continues to have a strong season batting .309 with 16 homers.
Minor leaguers Jordany Valdespin and Cesar Puello have accepted 50-game suspensions for violations of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention & Treatment Program in connection to the Biogenesis investigation.
7-18-13: The New York Mets are in fourth place and hosted the 84th annual All-Star game this past week. Their young pitching stud Matt Harvey was named the national league starting pitcher. Harvey has been sensational leading all of baseball in strikeouts. He has a record of 7– 2 and ERA of 2.35. The Mets will play the Phillies after the break.
7/7/13 - Two New York Mets have been chosen to be 2013 National League all-stars. Third baseman David Wright will start and make his second appearance, and 24-year-old rookie pitcher Matt Harvey will make his first appearance. David Wright will also be the captain of the National League home run derby team.
6/12/13 - The highlight of the season for the New York Mets may have already happened in late May when they swept the Yankees in four games. The recent demotion of Ike Davis is just a sign of where the Mets are right now. Currently in fourth place the Mets have only won 23 games and have lost 3 games in a row. The Mets are 13 games behind the first place Braves. For the second straight year, it seems that all-star third-baseman David Wright will be the lone bright spot on a roster lacking talent. This week the Mets will face the Cubs and Cardinals at Citi Field.