We are officially in the last day of the year! While the New York Mets fell short of a postseason spot in 2019 and blew some games in spectacular fashion, the team finished with a positive record and is well-positioned for a playoff run in 2020.
Brodie Van Wagenen and his staff worked hard to improve the roster. Now, the Mets have six capable starters thanks to the Michael Wacha and Rick Porcello additions. Also, they have a relief ace in Dellin Betances.
Here are the New York Metsâ€™ links and rumors of the day!
MLB.com: Sarah Langs of MLB.com reviewed the 10 historic performances of the 2019 season in Major League Baseball. Two of them had to do with the New York Mets: Jacob deGromâ€™s second Cy Young award in a row was one. The other one was Pete Alonso setting the highest number of home runs by a rookie hitter.
SNY: Speaking of performances, John Harper made a list of the top 10 memorable moments of the decade as it winds down. It is a great way to remember specific baseball events that left a print on our minds.
MLB.com: January 8th, 2020 will be the date set for the New York Metsâ€™ annual winter blood drive. It will last from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm ET, at the Foxwoods Club, in Citi Field. Donators will get two tickets for a specific Metsâ€™ game next season.
Metsmerizedonline.com: While we are in the mood for moments, Metsmerizedonline.com reviewed the best of each year of the decade. Go take a look, it is a worthwhile list.
MLB.com: Here, we have spoken at length about how good the Metsâ€™ bullpen can be. As it turns out, we arenâ€™t alone! MLB.com notes that the relief corps will be among the best in the National League. The writer uses Steamerâ€™s projections to paint a very favorable picture. He observes that getting Edwin Diaz back to 2-WAR levels would go a long way for the success of the team.