The New York Mets reportedly will travel to Puerto Rico next season to play a series against the Miami Marlins.
In the Summer of 2010, the New York Mets and the then-Florida Marlins played a series in Puerto Rico. 10 years later, that may return.
According to a report from Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets and now-Miami Marlins are likely to play a series in Puerto Rico in 2020.
Repeating earlier Tweet: Hearing the Mets and Marlins will likely play a series next year in Puerto Rico. Announcement could be coming soon from MLB. Mets last played in Puerto Rico in 2010.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) July 31, 2019
This would be a great event for both teams and would be a great marketing event for the MLB in all aspects.
Hopefully, the Mets and Marlins are both in great positions as far as the standings are concerned at the time of the series next year. That itself would most likely make it a much more televised and publicized series.
Thus far in 2019, the majority of the Mets’ season has been disappointing. They’re currently 53-55, sitting at fourth place and 10.5 games back in the National League East division.
However, they’ve been playing great as of late. They’ve won seven straight games as of Thursday, including two straight sweeps. They swept a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field before traveling to Chicago and sweeping the White Sox in a three-game series as well. They’re now only 4.0 games back in the National League Wild Card standings.
The Marlins, however, are having a terrible season this year. Currently, they’re 23 games below .500 with a record of 42-65. Miami is in last place in the NL East division, sitting at 21.0 games behind the division-leading Atlanta Braves.