Breaking down the 2006 Mets

A look at how the Mets' 2006 near-pennant winning squad was dismantled.

2011 offseason

The core is dismantled

By the start of the 2011 season, the only significant contributors left from the 2006 Mets were the supposed core of the group: Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes and David Wright. That would quickly change as late autumn approached.

With the Mets’ hopes for a wild-card berth fading quickly during the summer, Beltran was traded to San Francisco for pitching prospect Zack Wheeler on July 28. Beltran hit .323 with seven home runs for the Giants after the trade and is currently a free agent.

Jose Reyes had one of the best seasons of his career in 2011, hitting a league-high .337 with an NL-leading 16 triples. He signed a six-year, $106 million deal with the Miami Marlins after the season.

Key 2011 departures: Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran.

Players left from the 2006 squad: 2

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