For the first time in 15 years, the New York Mets clinched the National League pennant and advanced to the World Series in 2015, only to suffer a five-game loss to the Kansas City Royals. Despite the lackluster finish, the Mets had a fantastic season that year, boasting a star-studded roster featuring the illustrious likes of Jacob deGrom, Curtis Granderson, Matt Harvey, Lucas Duda and Noah Syndergaard. Although they were unsuccessful in taking home the title, they appeared to have a promising future ahead of them, especially if the nucleus of the team managed to stay healthy.
Unfortunately, it was all downhill for them from there, and they have yet to recover. So, what exactly went wrong?