New York Mets
The Mets were founded in 1963 as an expansion team mainly due to the fact that the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers had moved to California and there was no team left to represent New York. Since then they are based in NYC borough of Queens. The Mets play in National League’s Eastern Division. The Mets have been playing their home games at the Citi Field since 2009 but before that for more than four decades their home ground was Shea Stadium. Mets are popularly known as The Metropolitans and The Amazin’s. Currently the team owner and CEO is Fred Wilpon and general manager is Sandy Alderson.
Many of the Mets players have been inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame inlcuding Roberto Alomar, Willie Mays, Tome Seaver, Duke Snider, Yogi Berra and Rickey Henderson. New York Mets currently have some very fine players on its roster such as Mike Pelfrey (pitcher), Dillon Gee (pitcher), Manny Acosta (bullpen), Daniel Herrera (bullpen), Dale Thayer (bullpen), Josh Thole (catchers), Josh Satin (infielders), Justin Turner (infielder), Nick Evans (infielders), Jason Bay (outfielder) and Mike Baxter (outfielder).
Their two best ever seasons were in 1969 when they finished 1st
in the Division, beat Atlanta Braves 3-0 in National League Championship and then going on to win their first ever World Series title by defeating Baltimore Orioles 4-1. The second best season of Mets was in 1986 when they again were on top in the Division and went to win the National League Championship against Houston Astros and last but not the least winning the World Series 4-3 by beating the very strong Boston Red Sox. New York Mets have famous and fierce rivalries with three seasoned teams namely Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies. Mets rivalry with the Phillies is termed as one of the hottest rivalries in the game of baseball.
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This is a shout to all you baseball lovers out there! Leave your lazy couches and enjoy live games by getting 2015 New York Mets tickets. The Mets are set for the season with one mission, to post a ‘winning record’. The Mets have brought an optimistic vibe to the team with the acquisition of Bartolo Colon and Curtis Granderson. Signing of these players was the most significant part of Sandy Alderson’s career as the general manager of the team. The New York Mets would be meeting challenging opponents head on. These opposing teams include Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers and more.
Associated members of the Major League Baseball, New York Mets are a team of trained baseball players. Based in New York City, the Mets play from the East Division of the National League. At the time of its establishment in 1962, the team replaced Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants; the two departed National League teams. The Mets played their home games at the Polo Grounds from 1962 to 1963, Shea Stadium from 1964 to 2008 and Citi Field from 2009 to date. The team in blue, orange and white won two World Series titles in 1986 and 1969; four NL Pennants in 1969, 1973, 1986, 2000; five East Division titles in 1969, 1973, 1986, 1988, 2006 and two Wild Card Berths in 1999 and 2000.
With pitchers and catchers on board, the Spring Season 2014 is about to begin. Just as the other twenty-nine baseball teams, the spring training home to the Mets, Port St. Lucie is flooded with enthusiastic fans as well. Facing a rough patch, the team hasn’t been able to make it to the playoffs since 2006. They had ample time to go through a lengthy rebuilding process that is now ready to bear fruit. The team comprises of promising players who are fully determined about the upcoming season. Some of the young Mets are also ready to take their next step in the game. After pushing hard, General Manager Sandy Alderson was finally able to convince the owners to spend some money and bring fresh but mature talent to the team. The Mets brought in Curtis Granderson – four year contract worth sixty million dollars, Bartolo Colon- two year contract worth twenty million dollars and Chris Young – one year contract worth seven million two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. The team expects the new additions to influence their team mates in the locker room positively with their expertise.
The outfielder Curtis Granderson, Jr. has won the MLB All-Star thrice in 2009, 2011 and 2012. In 2011, he garnered the Silver Slugger Award. On the other hand, Bartolo Colón is a baseball pitcher. In 2005, Bartolo won the American League Cy Young Award. The third new star player, Christopher Brandon Young, is the center fielder for the team. In Major League history, Young became the first rookie to hit thirty runs and steal twenty-five bases. He won the ‘Appalachian League All-Star OF’ in 2003; ‘Baseball America 1st team Minor League All-Star OF’ in 2005; ‘Triple-A All-Star OF’ and ‘Baseball America 2nd team Minor League All-Star OF’ in 2006; ‘BET Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year’, ‘Diamondbacks Rookie of the Year’ in 2007 and ‘Diamondbacks MVP Award’ in 2010.
Port St. Lucie is home to the New York Mets Spring Training. With a seating capacity of seven thousand fans, the team plays their spring games at the Tradition Field. The venue provides the visitors with a typical Florida experience; the quaint ballparks, the palm trees and the alligators. Clear your schedules, grab your baseball fan buddies and rush to experience live baseball games. Spring Season New York Mets tickets are open for sale now. Book your tickets as soon as possible as good seats tend to sell quickly. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to witness the devoted team flaunt their skills on the field. Besides, everyone would want to know how the new additions would be treating the team on the field. Would they be a positive influence? Visit the nearest stadium scheduled for the game to find out.