New York Mets: The 1980s All-Decade Team

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New York Mets: The 1980s All-Decade Team
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As the 1980s began, the Mets were still one of the most underachieving teams in all of baseball. The team remained this way through 1983, but then, all of a sudden, the Mets began their longest streak of success from 1984 through the rest of the decade.

Many factors helped turn the Mets around beginning in 1984. Key acquisitions, as well as the promotion of manager Davey Johnson, helped bring the team to another level. After two straight solid seasons that ended with a second-place finish, the Mets not only won the NL East in 1986, but they went all the way to win the World Series for only the second time in franchise history.

The Mets had been expected to start a dynasty with all the talent they had, but they would end up falling short in each of the next three seasons before the 1980s came to an end, including a heartbreaking loss to the Dodgers in the 1988 NLCS.

Despite all the success and failures of the Mets in the 1980s, they had by far their best and most talented group of players from any decade in franchise history. Here are the players that make up the Mets' 1980s All-Decade Team.

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