If in 2011, a Mets fan was told that the 2012 roster would lose Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, Francisco Rodriguez and Jason Bay (let's face it, the guy has had no factor on the team this year) and have a better record than they did the year before, they would have laughed in your face.
Tell that same fan that to make things worse, Ike Davis would be hitting .201 through 82 games and that fan probably would have found a new sport to watch.
But here they are, halfway through the season with a record of 45-38. They're 4.5 games back of first place and a miraculous 8.5 games ahead of the heavily favored Phillies. Seemingly every week, New York fans wait to be woken from this incredible dream, but the team continues to overachieve.
Obviously, that would be impossible without a few surprises, which the Mets have certainly not lacked this year. Here are your top 10 surprises of the first half.