2006. The last time that the New York Mets were playing postseason baseball.
The following seasons have been a learning experience for the Mets, and they know as well as anyone that pitching is a key to success.
The Mets entered this season as a popular pick to finish in dead last in the NL East, but they have pleasantly surprised people with their 27-21 start.
They are off to a great start early, sitting in second place and playing much better baseball than anyone anticipated, but can they keep it up?
They have gotten by with a 4.33 team ERA so far this season, and it doesn't take a baseball analyst to figure out that such a high ERA won't cut it.
The New York Mets are in need of pitching help, and here are five guys they must pursue if they want any chance of returning to the World Series.