The decade of the 2010s was a dramatic, mixed bag for the New York Mets. They missed the playoffs from 2010-14, went on a run in the second half of 2015 to make the World Series, followed it up by appearing in the National League Wild Card Game in 2016, and haven’t made the playoffs since. However, they rounded out the 10-year run by winning 86 games in 2019 with a deep starting rotation and budding offense. Yeah, it’s weird.
Whether it be because of ownership, managerial hiccups, or players collectively underachieving, the Mets have been a guessing game in recent memory. Some of that derives from bizarre transactions, though, some have been worthwhile for their sake.
Over the next several weeks Baseball Essential will be doing a series on the best and worst trade every team in Major League Baseball has made over the last decade. Here is the best and worst trade the New York Mets have made since 2010.
When this trade went down, the Mets were teased, as Dickey was coming off winning the 2012 NL Cy Young Award; no one was making fun of them three years later.
Syndergaard was the featured aspect of this trade for the Mets, and he quickly lived up to expectations. Making his…