Mets franchise misery index

Friday July 31st, 2015

It's been a rough week for the Mets, but that's nothing new.

On Tuesday, reliever Jenrry Mejia was hit with a 162-game suspension after his second positive steroid test of the season.

On Wednesday, a trade for All-Star outfielder Carlos Gomez fell through at the last minute, leaving Wilmer Flores, who was supposed to go to Milwaukee, openly weeping on the field.

And on Thursday, the Mets blew a seven-run lead, capped by a go-ahead Justin Upton home run in the top of the ninth. A three-hour rain delay followed, and when the clouds cleared the Mets were retired in order.

Failed trade makes for the most bizarre night of the 2015 season

But as bad as this week has been, the previous five decades have been much, much worse.

Click on the icons on the chart below to see just how miserable things have been in Queens since 1962.

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