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I'm a life long Mets fan and as such I have suffered mightily in the world of sports fandom. I am really jazzed that they made the playoffs this season. I've read that MC2 is a fan also...anyone else?
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I've had the long time dual displeasure of being a Mets and a Jets fan.  Not being able to suffer through 162 games a year of mediocrity year after year....after year....after, well, I just didn't follow the Mets as closely as I've followed the Jets through 16 games of futility most years.  But I still associate myself with the Mets.  Glad things came together this year.  Hoping the same for Gang Green!
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I have always loved the Mets since I first started watching baseball in 1969, their first magic year. I haven't seen a single minute of pro-sports in the last year, but knew the Mets made the playoffs because I follow Mike Rogge on twitter. If anyone could scribble a paragraph or post a link on the 2015 Mets and how they did it, it would be very cool.
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They have historic pitching this year and a real opportunity to rub the yankees noses in it if they do a big Yogi thing...

I'm a Yankee fan though and hoping for another Subway Series although I don't think the best team in NY is in the Bronx this year.
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I'm also a Mets/Jets guy.

Here's the deal with the Mets: they have the best starting rotation in the Majors with DeGrom, Harvey, and Syndegaard. Harvey was out last year after Tommy John Surgery and the others are just young studs (Syndegaard routinely throws 99 mph fastballs with a 90mph slider, and DeGrom used his inning in the All Star Game to strike out the side on 10 pitches).

At the beginning of the year, they had no offense. After David Wright got hurt, they struggled to put any runs on the board and muddled around the .500 mark. Pitching was the only thing keeping them in games (I remember one game where .167 hitting John Mayberry Jr. was batting 4th and .176 hitting Eric Campbell batting fifth - enough for the Daily News to call them an embarrassment: http://m.nydailynews.com/blogs/baseballinsider/mets-total-embarrasment-thursday-blog-entry-1.2302753).

The low point of the season came when they lost to a crappy Padres team at home and their shortstop, Wilmer Flores was crying because he was scheduled to be traded that night (the Mets organization had found him in Venezuela when he was 17, and was the only team that he ever played for). But that deal fell through because the guy they were getting failed his physical.

Two days later, Flores hit a game winning home run in the 12th against the Brewers. And the Mets got real aggressive at the Trade deadline, picking up Kelly Johnson, Juan Uribe, setup guy Tyler Clippard, and, 17 minutes before the trade deadline, Monster home run hitter Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes has gone on to power the Met offense, and since Wright came back, the offense has finally caught up to the pitching. They're looking really good, but being a Met fan, it's way too early to get excited.
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mattchuck2 wrote
 they have the best starting rotation in the Majors with DeGrom, Harvey, and Syndegaard.
St Louis 1/2 run better


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skimore wrote
mattchuck2 wrote
 they have the best starting rotation in the Majors with DeGrom, Harvey, and Syndegaard.
St Louis 1/2 run better

Okay, but I'll take the Mets over them in the playoffs. Especially after this: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0RQ0RF20150926
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That is a significant loss, but if wainright makes it back and is in form could be a wash. Mets going to have inexperience in pitching spot for playoffs.
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Nice...OK, so who is your first round starting rotation and who do you put in the pen?
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DeGrom 1st Game, Harvey Second, Syndegaard 3rd, Matz 4th. Colon and Niese to the pen (Colon as long guy, Niese as Left Handed specialist). Reed is the 7th inning guy, Clippard in the 8th, Familia 9th.
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