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Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler: Leaders of the '00s

Can you name the Mets' leaders in the major hitting and pitching categories during the 2000s?

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We continue our decade-by-decade look at the Mets' franchise leaderboard with the 2000s. For this week's Mind Boggler, we'd like you to name the team's hitting and pitching leaders during the years spanning 2000 to 2009.

Mets leaders in the major hitting and pitching categories during the 2000s.

The Mets started the 2000s with a Wild Card berth and their fourth World Series appearance in franchise history. They of course lost to the Yankees in a five-game Subway Series that year. Following an 82-win third-place finish in 2001, the team entered a down period from 2002 to 2004, in which it averaged just 71 wins per year.

After Omar Minaya took the reigns as general manager and Willie Randolph as manager, the Mets bounced back with four consecutive winning seasons from 2005 to 2008. The signature year of that stretch was 2006, when the Mets won 97 games and made it to Game 7 of the NLCS, which they lost to the Cardinals.

Despite two good seasons in 2007 and 2008, the Mets blew late-season division leads and missed out on the playoffs with losses on the final game of the season in both years. In 2009, the final year of the decade, the team began a six-year run of losing seasons from which it finally turned a corner in 2015.

You'll have four minutes for this quiz. Good luck, and remember to post your time and score in the comments!