About the 2012 uniforms, via Adam Rubin of ESPN New York:
“…The Mets are going to borrow significantly, I hear, from the early 1960s uniforms. … I hear the black drop shadow is going away, so it will just be the orange and blue lettering … script Mets for the home lettering, block letters NEW YORK for road. Even the bright white home uniforms (without the pinstripes) should drop the black. … There’s going to be a patch on a sleeve I hear, too, with the city skyline and “50th anniversary” on it. … I even hear banner day may be making a comeback.”
Getty Images: Gil Hodges wears the Mets' original home uniform during spring training in March 1962.
Rubin wrote that as an answer in his online chat today on ESPN New York, which you can checkout here.
To be completely honest, I don’t have a strong opinion on this matter.
I do have a pretty big opinion on the black uniforms, which I think should be completely removed. Also, I think the blue uniforms should say “Mets” and not “Los Mets,” and they should be their “alternate” uniform, being used at Citi Field, as well as on the road, essentially replacing the black ones.
They will probably be used in that fashion in 2013. They cannot be used as the alternate jersey for 2012 because teams submit uniforms in May. However, the Mets will wear the jersey a couple times throughout the 2012 season.
Blue “Los Mets” uniforms:
Black alternate uniforms (home on left, away on right):