2016 New York Mets season

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2016 New York Mets
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon
General manager(s) Sandy Alderson
Manager(s) Terry Collins
Local television SportsNet New York
WPIX (CW affiliate)
(Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, Keith Hernandez)
Local radio WOR (English)
New York Mets Radio Network
(Howie Rose, Josh Lewin, Wayne Randazzo)
WQBU-FM (Spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Max Perez Jiminez)
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The 2016 New York Mets season is the franchise's 55th season. The Mets opened the season against their 2015 World Series opponent, the Kansas City Royals.[1] This is the first time in the history of the league that World Series opponents played a rematch on Opening Day. This was made possible by interleague play being scattered throughout the season. The Mets and Royals split the 2-game series, 1-1.

Offseason

November

On November 24, 2015, Stolmy Pimentel signed a minor league deal with the Mets.[2]

December

On December 2, 2015, bench coach Bob Geren left the Mets to join the Los Angeles Dodgers to fill the same position left by Tim Wallach who left to join the Miami Marlins in the same capacity. Geren served as the bench coach from 2011–2015.[3] Dick Scott was hired to replace Geren on December 16, 2015.[4] On December 3, the Mets signed pitcher Jim Henderson to a minor league deal.[5] On December 9, the Mets traded pitcher Jon Niese to the Pittsburgh Pirates for second baseman Neil Walker.[6] On December 10, the Mets signed Asdrúbal Cabrera to a two-year, $18.5 million contract.[7] On December 14, the Mets signed Buddy Carlyle to a minor league deal for the third time since the offseason leading to the 2014 season.[8] Duane Below was re-signed as well to a minor league deal.[9] Marc Krauss was signed as well to a minor league deal. On December 15, the Mets signed Jerry Blevins to a one-year, $4 million contract with incentives.[10] On December 16, Bartolo Colón was re-signed to a one-year, $7.25 million contract. To make room for Colón, the Mets designated Johnny Monell for assignment on December 18, when the deal became official.[11] On December 23, Alejandro De Aza signed a one-year, $5.75 million contract with the Mets.[12] On December 23, Kirk Nieuwenhuis was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers.[13]

January

On January 15, 2016, Nevin Ashley was signed to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.[14] On January 22, Antonio Bastardo was signed to a 2-year, $12 million contract.[15] On January 26, Yoenis Céspedes re-signed with the Mets on a 3-year, $75 million contract, with an opt out after the first season.[16] On January 22, Carlos Torres was designated for assignment by the Mets.[17] On January 29, Neil Walker signed a one-year, $10.55 million deal avoiding arbitration.[18] On January 30, the Mets placed Torres on waivers.[19] Torres cleared waivers on February 1 and elected free agency.[20]

February

On February 2, 2016, Darrell Ceciliani was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations.[21] On February 8, 2016, Roger Bernadina signed with the Mets on a minor-league contract.[22] On February 12, Jenrry Mejía was permanently banned from the MLB after his third performance-enhancing drugs (PED) violation.[23] He became the first player to be banned for life due to PED use, and one of only two living people to be permanently banned, the other being Pete Rose.[24] Mejía is allowed to apply for reinstatement after one year. However, he must sit out a minimum of two years, meaning that he will not be eligible to pitch again until 2018 at the earliest.[25]

Regular season

Opening Day

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Curtis Granderson RF
David Wright 3B
Yoenis Céspedes LF
Lucas Duda 1B
Neil Walker 2B
Michael Conforto DH
Asdrúbal Cabrera SS
Travis d'Arnaud C
Juan Lagares CF
Matt Harvey P

The Mets began their 2016 season by losing a close one in Kansas City, falling 4-3 at the hands of the Royals. Matt Harvey, making the Opening Day start, was hit around by the Royals, who took a 4-0 lead into the 8th. However, the Mets scored 3 runs off Joakim Soria to make the game close. In the top of the ninth, facing Royals closer Wade Davis, the Mets put runners at the corners with one out, but Davis struck out David Wright and Yoenis Céspedes to close out the Royals' opening day victory.

April

Detailed record

Team Home Away Total Win %
NL East
Atlanta Braves 2–1 3–0 5–1 .833
Miami Marlins 1–2 0–0 1–2 .333
Philadelphia Phillies 1–2 2–1 3–3 .500
Washington Nationals 1-2 2-1 3-3 .500
Total 5-7 7-2 12-9 .571
NL Central
Chicago Cubs 0–0 0–0 0–0
Cincinnati Reds 3–0 0–0 3–0 1.000
Milwaukee Brewers 3–0 0–0 3–0 1.000
Pittsburgh Pirates 0–0 0–0 0–0
St. Louis Cardinals 0–0 0–0 0–0
Total 6–0 0–0 6–0 1.000
NL West
Arizona Diamondbacks 0–0 0–0 0–0
Colorado Rockies 0–0 0–3 0–3 .000
Los Angeles Dodgers 1-2 2-2 3-4 .429
San Diego Padres 0–0 2–2 2–2 .500
San Francisco Giants 2–1 0–0 2–1 .667
Total 3-3 4-7 7-10 .412
American League
Chicago White Sox 1-1 N/A 1-1 .500
Cleveland Indians N/A 2–1 2–1 .667
Detroit Tigers N/A 0–0 0–0
Kansas City Royals 0–0 1–1 1–1 .500
Minnesota Twins 0–0 N/A 0–0
New York Yankees 0–0 0–0 0–0
Total 1-1 3–2 4–3 .571
Month Games Won Lost Win %
April 22 15 7 .682
May 29 14 15 .483
June 0 0 0
July 0 0 0
August 0 0 0
September 0 0 0
October 0 0 0
Overall: 46 27 19 .587
Games Won Lost Win %
Home 25 15 10 .600
Away 25 14 11 .560
  • Most runs scored in a game: 13 runs (April 29 vs San Francisco)
  • Most runs allowed in a game: 10 runs (April 11 vs Miami)
  • Most hits in a game: 15 hits (April 23 at Atlanta)
  • Longest winning streak: 8 (April 22 - April 30)
  • Longest losing streak: 4 (April 9 - April 12)

Games played as of May 30, 2016.

Season standings

National League East

National League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Nationals 95 67 0.586 50–31 45–36
New York Mets 87 75 0.537 8 44–37 43–38
Miami Marlins 79 82 0.491 15½ 40–40 39–42
Philadelphia Phillies 71 91 0.438 24 37–44 34–47
Atlanta Braves 68 93 0.422 26½ 31–50 37–43


National League Division Leaders

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Chicago Cubs 103 58 0.640
Washington Nationals 95 67 0.586
Los Angeles Dodgers 91 71 0.562


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
San Francisco Giants 87 75 0.537
New York Mets 87 75 0.537
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 0.531 1
Miami Marlins 79 82 0.491
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 83 0.484
Colorado Rockies 75 87 0.463 12
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 0.451 14
Philadelphia Phillies 71 91 0.438 16
Arizona Diamondbacks 69 93 0.426 18
Atlanta Braves 68 93 0.422 18½
San Diego Padres 68 94 0.420 19
Cincinnati Reds 68 94 0.420 19


Record vs. opponents

2016 National League Records

Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 5–2 2-5 3-3 10-9 7-12 2-4 3-4 5-1 4-3 1–5 10-9 6-13 4–3 2-5 5-15
Atlanta 2-5 3-3 3-4 1-6 1-5 11-7 2-5 10-9 11-8 3-4 4-2 3-4 2-4 4-15 8-12
Chicago 5-2 3-3 15-4 2-4 4-3 4-3 11-8 2-5 5-1 14-4 4–2 4-3 10-9 5-2 15-5
Cincinnati 3-3 4-3 4-15 5–2 2-5 3-4 11-8 0–6 4–2 9-10 3-4 3-3 9-10 3-4 5-15
Colorado 9-10 6-1 4-2 2–5 7-12 2-5 1-5 6-1 2-5 2-5 10-9 9-10 2-4 4-2 9-11
Los Angeles 12-7 5–1 3-4 5-2 12–7 1-6 5-2 4–3 4-2 2-5 11-8 8-11 4-2 5-1 10-10
Miami 4-2 7-11 3-4 4-3 5-2 6-1 4–2 7-12 9-10 6–1 3-3 2-4 4-3 9-10 6-14
Milwaukee 4-3 5-2 8-11 8-11 5-1 2-5 2–4 2-5 3-4 9-10 3-4 1–5 6-13 4-2 11-9
New York 1-5 9-10 5-2 6–0 1–6 3–4 12-7 5-2 12-7 3-3 4-3 4-3 3-3 7-12 12-8
Philadelphia 3-4 8-11 1-5 2–4 5-2 2-4 10-9 4-3 7-12 3-4 5-2 3-3 2-5 5-14 11-9
Pittsburgh 5–1 4-3 4-14 10-9 5–2 5-2 1–6 10-9 3-3 4-3 3-3 4-3 9-10 2-4 9-11
San Diego 9-10 2-4 2-4 4-3 9-10 8-11 3-3 4-3 3-4 2-5 3-3 8-11 1–6 4-3 6-14
San Francisco 13-6 4-3 3-4 3-3 10-9 11-8 4-2 5–1 3-4 3-3 3-4 11-8 3-4 3-4 8-12
St. Louis 3–4 4-2 9-10 10-9 4-2 2-4 3-4 13-6 3-3 5-2 10-9 6–1 4-3 2–5 8-12
Washington 5-2 15-4 2-5 4-3 2-4 1-5 10-9 2-4 12-7 14-5 4-2 3-4 4-3 5–2 12-8

Through games of October 2, 2016.


Game log

Regular season

Legend
Mets Win Mets Loss Game Postponed
Bold = Mets team member
2016 Game Log
Overall: 29–22 (Home: 15–11; Away: 14–11)

Current roster

New York Mets roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

60-day disabled list


25 active, 15 inactive

10px 7- or 15-day disabled list
Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster and coaches updated May 31, 2016
TransactionsDepth chart
All MLB rosters

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League Wally Backman
AA Binghamton Mets Eastern League Pedro Lopez
A-Advanced St. Lucie Mets Florida State League Luis Rojas
A Columbia Fireflies South Atlantic League Jose Leger
A-Short Season Brooklyn Cyclones New York–Penn League Steve Cohen
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Luis Rivera
Rookie GCL Mets Gulf Coast League Jose Carreno
Rookie DSL Mets 1 & 2 Dominican Summer League Manny Martinez/David Davalillo

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