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Mets suffer a World Series hangover in our 1972 simulation

NEW YORK - CIRCA 1973: Rusty Staub #4 of the New York Mets bats against the Cincinnati Reds during an Major League Baseball game circa 1973 at Shea Stadium in the Queens borough of New York City. Staub played for the Mets from 1972-75 and 1981-85. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

The virtual New York Mets are coming off a World Series in 1971. In 1972, they fail to keep the playoff streak alive.

The defending champion virtual New York Mets are ready to do something the real-life squad never has: go to back-to-back World Series.