Two poll questions on the 2016 Mets season

Before we start focusing on 2017, let’s take a minute to remember the fun times of this past season.

What was your favorite play of the 2016 season?

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What will you recall most fondly about the 2016 season?

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15 comments for “Two poll questions on the 2016 Mets season

  1. Q
    October 6, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I guess it’s technically two plays. Granderson’s HR to tie the game in the 11th and his HR to win the game in the 12th against the Twins.

  2. Larry Smith
    October 6, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    I voted Other twice.
    As to the first question I will never forget the Bartolo Colon home run. It was a surreal moment and Gary Cohen’s call just was the cherry on top.

    I was close to voting for the 8th and 9th inning relievers but the yearlong work of Asdrubal Cabrera and Neil Walker is what I will most fondly remember.

  3. TexasGusCC
    October 6, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Most fond memory:
    – The year Wilmer Flores finally got a chance to play with only the microscope of NYC (not having the additional microscope of he can’t play SS) and did well enough that he made certain previous detractors demand he be in the lineup more often.

    I will forever believe that Pierzynski didn’t give him a lane, and dropped his shin guard on purpose. He’s too experienced and had that ball with enough time to know Exactly what he was doing.

    • Jim OMalley
      October 7, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      I hate Pierzynski.

      • TexasGusCC
        October 8, 2016 at 12:21 am

        Not only was he proud of his achievement, he picked that night as the best time to retire and pass out cigars! Coincidence? Very, very doubtful. We know his smug approach to using the equipment from his fights with base runners in previous stops. He knew what he was doing. Pity our “manager” forgot to challenge yet again.

        I’m pretty sure a Bochy-led team doesn’t take that laying down, like our team does. But, I know everyone loves Collins today, so go ahead, love him.

        • TexasGusCC
          October 8, 2016 at 12:39 am

          Before everyone jumps at the opportunity to point out that Collins put them in the playoffs despite all the injuries, remember, he ranted about sending them all down in mid August. So, he wasn’t exactly kicking butt before the injured players came back. So, what exactly was he doing that needs accolades?

          And for your reading pleasure:
          http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/how-should-we-evaluate-a-manager/

  4. Metsense
    October 6, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    I agree with Q, the Granderson winning twelfth inning homerun vs the Twins after he tied it with an eleventh inning homerun. As a posted at the time, it reminded me of Swoboda’s two, two run homers in a September 1969 game that Carlton struck out 19 and lost 4-3. A similar magic moment for the ages.
    Syndergaard emerging as an elite dominant pitcher and all star. His wild card game performance of no hit ball has made him a true ace for the big games.

  5. Jimmy P
    October 7, 2016 at 10:13 am

    After Seaver came up short in Game 1 on the 1969 World Series, the Mets were in a dire situation. Then Jerry Koosman came out and threw 6 2/3 innings before allowing a hit (if memory serves). That’s who I thought of last night with Noah. I can think of no higher compliment.

    Favorite play? Easy. The Pokey Reese HR to leadoff game in Miami. An incredible, chilling moment in the single most extraordinary game of the year. The Mets are fortunate to have played a role in it, as we are to have been witness to it.

    • Jim OMalley
      October 7, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Pokey Reese? That was Dee Gordon, right?

      • October 7, 2016 at 10:03 pm

        Pokey Reese…Luis Castillo…Harold Reynolds…Dee Gordon!

        • Jimmy P
          October 8, 2016 at 8:09 am

          Ha! Vapor lock.

          I’ll always remember that moment vividly . . .

          Kevin Bacon walked up to the plate …

  6. IDRAFT
    October 7, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    What I think of most fondly is the expert managing of Terry Collins all year.

  7. Jim OMalley
    October 7, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Three more great plays, the Colon HR; the Colon flip behind his back to get the out at 1B, and the Cabrera dive into 3B to tag the runner.

    • October 7, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      The Colon flip was 2015

      • Jim OMalley
        October 8, 2016 at 9:45 pm

        Hah, was it? I had a printout in my 2016 highlights!!!! LOL.

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