At this point in the young Major League Baseball season, the New York Mets are in second place in the National League East, first in the wild card standings and have one of the better winning percentages in all of baseball. I know what you're all thinking, so let me answer your first question. Yes, I did say New York Mets.
The Mets have been able to have success despite low rankings in important statistical categories such as home runs and team ERA. The still-surging Mets winning ways extends beyond the stat sheet. Unlike many of the clubs teams in recent history, that used to come up with the best possible ways to lose games, this team is finding ways to win.
Not every member of the team has contributed to the success of the team. Although he is responsible for a large chunk of the club's power numbers (which isn't really saying much), first baseman Ike Davis is sporting a dismal .170 batting average and is having people question whether or not he should spend some time with the Mets Triple-A squad.
The "come-from-nowhere" success of the Mets can be credited to the big contract All-Stars and veterans playing very well with these "come-from-nowhere" players. Here is a list of players who have been the biggest contributors to the team's success.