Here are a few phenomenal reasons the 2015 New York Mets playoff run will be much greater than the 2006 version of yesteryear.
By David Hong
The 2006 New York Mets were one of the best Mets teams ever. They won 97 games, which was the best record in the National League, and tied with the Yankees for the best record in baseball that season. They also basically ran away with the NL East crown from the start of the season and was cruising with the best record for most of the year.
They did it with maybe the best lineup in baseball that year. Dangerous from the top to the bottom, they had a lot of power and also speed too.
They also did it with a deep bullpen which was effective for most of the year and a good enough starting rotation.
They advanced all the way to the NLDS but fell one game short of the World Series when they lost in seven games to the St Louis Cardinals.
That was the last Mets team to reach the playoffs.
Until this season in 2015.
The 2015 Mets already clinched the NL East division a week before the final weekend of the regular season. They have 89 wins so far with three games left in the season. Even though the 2015 Mets weren’t as consistent as the 2006 Mets in the regular season, I think this year’s Mets team can make a deep playoff run and perhaps make it to the World Series, something the 2006 Mets failed to do.
Here’s a few reasons why this playoff run will be a deeper one than what we saw from the 2006 club: