New York Mets: The 2010’s All-Decade Team

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets before a game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 29, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Marlins 1-0 in 13 innings. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets before a game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 29, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Marlins 1-0 in 13 innings. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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We continue our series of 2010 All-Decade Teams with a look at the New York Mets.

The New York Mets had a very up and down decade of the 2010s. Marred in the Bernie Madoff scandal and some bad contracts, Sandy Alderson took over the reins of the franchise.

Behind some pretty good drafting from the previous regime along with a couple of big trades, the New York Mets emerged as contenders, making the World Series in 2015 and another playoff appearance the next season.

After that, came another valley.

The end of the decade saw fluid to the top, as Brodie Van Wagenen has taken over as they look to make the playoffs in 2020 after a strong end to 2019 and a new manager in someone who played for the team last decade in Carlos Beltran.

The history of the New York Mets was built on pitching and this decade just added to that legacy. Multiple Cy Young Award winners, along with some outstanding power arms that played a key role in the franchise’s turnaround during the decade.

They also saw a revitalization and the end of possibly the greatest position player the franchise has developed through their system. The end of the decade saw a player come up, who could possibly take that mantle when it’s all said and done for him.

To determine this roster, I took a look at things like ERA+, WHIP, wins, and strikeouts for pitchers. On the hitting side, things like OPS, home runs, and RBI were taken into account.

How did the player impact the roster was also a part of it. How long they were on the club came into it as well, so no, Pete Alonso won’t be the first baseman, even after his incredible rookie campaign of 2019.

So who made the All-decade roster for the 2010’s New York Mets? We will start in the infield.