View Full Version : All Time Mets roster
03-12-2006, 09:11 AM
Since the Mets only have one Hall of Famer, i'm very interested to hear your all time roster for the Mets. So let's see what you guys think.
03-12-2006, 11:10 AM
1B: Keith Hernandez -- over John Olerud
2B: Edgardo Alfonzo -- his best seasons, '99 and '00, he played there
3B: Howard Johnson -- or Robin Ventura
SS: Bud Harrelson -- yes, still, but it's likely to be Reyes in time
LF: Cleon Jones -- sorry, McReynolds, I prefer Cleon
CF: Tommie Agee -- see below for Mookie Wilson
RF: Darryl Strawberry
C: Mike Piazza -- even though I love Gary Carter. I could be happy with Jerry Grote if I wanted a defensive C.
Tom Seaver (HOF)
Jon Matlack -- over Bob Ojeda or Sid Fernandez for another lefty. Ron Darling also ranks high for me.
Jesse Orosco -- I'd rather have him or Tug over John Franco
Armando Benitez -- he'll be fine as a setup man with Tug or Jesse closing
Terry Leach -- my favorite long man ever for the Mets
I want flexibility, not an 11-man staff, thank you.
This is meant to be a bench -- good role players, more than starters serving as backups. There are lefty and righty bats, switch-hitters, speed, contact, and power. Who needs a defensive replacement at 1B when you have Keith Hernandez?
1B-3B: Dave Magadan
2B-SS: Doug Flynn -- for his glove
C: Todd Pratt
OF: Mookie Wilson
OF-1B: Lee Mazzilli
Utility: Joel Youngblood
PH: Rusty Staub
03-18-2006, 12:54 PM
Oh man, no Nolan Ryan? I know he didn't really come into his own until after he was traded, but his first 5 years in the league were as a Met. Including the time he struck out three Dodgers on 9 pitches. In my heart, he is a Met, even if he did not go into the HOF as one. Nolan was the first of a long line of awesome pitchers that the Mets traded away before they could hit their full potential. Almost like a punchline: You want to get a great pitcher? Trade the Mets for one of theirs that shows potential, and that potential will be realized once he gets to your team.
03-21-2006, 06:13 PM
Some tough choices but
C-Gary Carter over Piazza- close call but Carter played better defense
1B-Keith Hernandez over Olerud
2B-Edgardo Alfonzo- his best years were there- not much else to chose from
SS-Jose Reyes over Buddy Harrelson- yes its probably too early for it
3B-Howard Johnson- In another year, it will be Wright
CF-Mookie Wilson- in part for Game 6- Maybe Beltran some day :crazy
LF-Cleon Jones- Not too many good choices here
RF-Darryl Strawberry- Sigh. A fraction of what should have been:mad:
SP-Tom Seaver- Nuff said:clapping
SP-Dwight Gooden- See Strawberry:mad:
SP-David Cone- Some great years
SP-Al Leiter- Very solid
SP-Jerry Koosman- Very solid
Honorable Mention to Ron Darling, Sid Fernandez and Jon Matlack
RP- Roger McDowell
RP- Randy Myers
Honorable mention to a good swing man- Terry Leach
I left out guys like Nolan Ryan and Rick Aguleria who really bloomed after leaving the METs
03-23-2006, 11:22 AM
manager - davey johnson
1b- dave kingman , keith hernandez , ed kranepool
2b- wally backman ,alfonzo
cf-mookie wilson ,willie mays
c-gary carter , jerry grote , mike piazza
john milner , ken boswell, doug flynn, tim teufel , rafael santana , kevin elster , wayne garrett , tomie agiee , ron swoboda , steve henderson , joel youndblood , al jackson , jack fisher , gary gentry , jon matlock , craig swann
, bobby j jones , al leiter , rick reed , doug sisk , and many others that i din not name ..............