Friday, January 27, 2006

Our All-Time Greatest Mets Team

Here are our nominations for all-time greatest Mets team (position by position). In order to be eligible, you have to at least have great seasons WITH the Mets, not with other teams (a la Warren Spahn or Willie Mays, etc...) and it also rules out Nolan Ryan, who had great success only after the Mets traded him. This also rules out Carlos Delgado right now, as well as Billy Wagner, because they have yet to play a game for us.

Without further ado, here is our team:

1B: Keith Hernandez (Mex rules!!)
2B: Edgardo Alfonzo (Enhanced or not, he gave us some great years!)
SS: Bud Harrelson (Reyes is the future, but Buddy was the heart & soul!)
3B: David Wright (yes, he's young, but he's also the best hitting prospect we've ever produced!)
LF: Cleon Jones (sad that his career ended too soon, but he was great for us for a number of years)
CF: Mookie Wilson (gets the nod over Dykstra, waiting for Beltran to have a break-out year)
RF: Darryl Strawberry (Straw Man is still the 2nd best hitter we've ever produced)
C: Mike Piazza(in a very close vote over Gary Carter)

BENCH: Gary Carter(C), Jerry Grote (C), Rusty Staub (OF), Tommie Agee (OF), Wally Backman (INF), Hubie Brooks (INF), Howard Johnson (INF), John Olerud(1B), Felix Milan (INF) Dave Kingman (INF-OF-DH)

ROTATION: Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Jon Matlack, Dwight Gooden, David Cone

BULLPEN: Tug McGraw, Jesse Orosco, John Franco, Skip Lockwood

MANAGER: Gil Hodges


We tried to eliminate sentimental favorites (like Ed Kranepool), and focus on who put up the best numbers and was most important to their team's success.

What do you think? Let us know!

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