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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All-Decade New York Mets Starting Rotation

Jacob deGrom

What made the New York Mets become a contending team again was the wave of pitching that came up through the farm system. deGrom wasn’t the biggest prospect, but when he was given a chance, he took the ball and ran with it.

Now, he’s a back to back Cy Young Award winner and arguably the best pitcher in the game today. At this point, he is also the face of the franchise.

Noah Syndergaard

Syndergaard came during the 2015 run and was a key part of their pennant run. He was arguably the ace of the team the next season and went toe to toe with Madison Bumgarner in the 2016 Wild Card game. Since then, his time has been marred by injury, trade rumors, and inconsistency.

Matt Harvey

Oh what could have been. The former first-round pick came up to the team in 2012 and looked like the second coming of Tom Seaver. He started the All-Star game in 2013 but needed Tommy John Surgery.

The New York Mets set an innings limit for him in 2015, but due to their playoff run, Harvey blew through that. Terry Collins let him try and complete Game 5 of the World Series. He didn’t, the team lost and his career wouldn’t be the same.

Zack Wheeler

The New York Mets acquired Wheeler back in 2011 for their current manager Carlos Beltran. If they re-sign him this offseason, Wheeler can now play for the guy he was traded for.

Wheeler did miss two full seasons recovering from Tommy John surgery. The second half of 2018 and 2019 gave glimpses of what kind of pitcher he can be moving forward.

R.A. Dickey

Dickey was a minor league flyer they took a chance on in  2010 and became a stable part of the rotation in his first two seasons. 2012, however, was a different story. Dickey won 20 games, struck out 233 batters and won the NL Cy Young Award.