2006 New York Mets season

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2006 New York Mets
NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • New York (since 1962)
Other information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon
General manager(s) Omar Minaya
Manager(s) Willie Randolph
Local television WPIX
SportsNet New York
(Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, Keith Hernandez, Steve Berthiaume, Matt Yallof, Ralph Kiner)
Local radio WFAN
(Howie Rose, Ed Coleman, Tom McCarthy)
WADO (spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Billy Berroa)
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The New York Mets' 2006 season was the 45th regular season for the Mets. They went 97-65 and won the NL East. They were managed by Willie Randolph. They played home games at Shea Stadium. They used the marketing slogan of "The Team. The Time. The Mets." throughout the season. As of 2013, the last season in which the Mets reached the postseason.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L GB Pct.
New York Mets 97 65 .599
Philadelphia Phillies 85 77 12 .525
Atlanta Braves 79 83 18 .488
Florida Marlins 78 84 19 .481
Washington Nationals 71 91 26 .438

Transactions[edit]

  • July 31, 2006: Xavier Nady was traded by the New York Mets to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Roberto Hernandez and Óliver Pérez.[1]
  • August 8, 2006: Ricky Ledée was selected off waivers by the New York Mets from the Los Angeles Dodgers.[7]
  • August 22, 2006: Shawn Green was traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks with cash to the New York Mets for Evan MacLane (minors).[8]

Roster[edit]

2006 New York Mets
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
SS José Reyes 153 647 194 .300 19 81
3B David Wright 154 582 181 .311 26 116
C Paul Lo Duca 124 512 163 .318 5 49
CF Carlos Beltrán 140 510 140 .265 41 116
1B Carlos Delgado 144 524 139 .252 38 114
2B José Valentín 137 384 104 .271 18 62

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Endy Chávez 133 353 108 .306 4 42
Shawn Green 34 113 29 .257 4 15

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tom Glavine 32 180 15 7 3.82 131
Steve Trachsel 30 164⅔ 15 8 4.97 79
Pedro Martínez 23 132⅔ 9 8 4.48 137
Orlando Hernández 29 162⅓ 11 11 4.66 164
John Maine 16 90 6 5 3.60 71
Alay Soler 8 45 2 3 6.00 23
Óliver Pérez 22 112⅔ 3 13 6.55 102
Víctor Zambrano 5 21⅓ 1 2 6.75 15
Mike Pelfrey 4 21⅓ 2 1 5.48 13
José Lima 4 17⅓ 0 4 9.87 12

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Brian Bannister 8 38 2 1 4.26 19
Dave Williams 6 29 3 1 5.59 16

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Playoffs[edit]

NLDS[edit]

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(NYM-LAD)

1 October 4 Los Angeles 5 New York 6 1-0
2 October 5 Los Angeles 1 New York 4 2-0
3 October 7 New York 9 Los Angeles 5 3-0
New York Mets win 3-0

NLCS[edit]

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(StL-NYM)

Attendance
1 October 12* St. Louis 0 New York 2 0-1 56,311
2 October 13* St. Louis 9 New York 6 1-1 56,349
3 October 14 New York 0 St. Louis 5 2-1 47,053
4 October 15 New York 12 St. Louis 5 2-2 46,600
5 October 17 New York 2 St. Louis 4 3-2 46,496
6 October 18 St. Louis 2 New York 4 3-3 56,334
7 October 19 St. Louis 3 New York 1 4-3 56,357
St. Louis Cardinals win series 4–3 to advance to the World Series

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Norfolk Tides International League Ken Oberkfell
AA Binghamton Mets Eastern League Juan Samuel
A St. Lucie Mets Florida State League Gary Carter
A Hagerstown Suns South Atlantic League Frank Cacciatore
Short-Season A Brooklyn Cyclones New York–Penn League George Greer
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Donovan Mitchell
Rookie GCL Mets Gulf Coast League Bobby Floyd

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: St. Lucie[9]

References[edit]