The Mets won their 70th game of the season on Monday night, matching their win total from 2017 -- when they finished 70-92.
Having gone 38-32 since their disastrous 5-21 showing in June, the Mets are 70-80 on the season with 12 games remaining.
But while they have righted the ship, the Mets -- who were officially eliminated from playoff contention on Monday night -- are still in fourth place in the NL East, where they will almost certainly finish the season behind the Braves, Phillies, and Nationals.
Manager Mickey Callaway intimated before Monday's game that he was happy with the way the team has performed lately, but that you can't simply take June out of the equation when discussing the overall arc of the season.
The Mets' offensive success in the second half has had a lot to do with the emergence of Jeff McNeil, Brandon Nimmo righting the ship after a brief rough patch, growth from Amed Rosario, and the resurgence of Michael Conforto (and to a lesser extent, Jay Bruce).
As far as the pitching, Jacob deGrom has continued to be otherworldly, Zack Wheeler has been one of the best pitchers in baseball during the second half, and Noah Syndergaard has showed signs of returning to form.
The above should give the Mets a bit more hope going in to the offseason and 2019 season, when they hope to turn things around immediately and contend.
Has their performance since the end of June changed anything, or should they still be considering a full rebuild?