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  • Your Favorite Mets

    Just for the fun of it, what are your 10 favorite Mets of all time? Try to limit it to people you've seen play. If we get enough lists, I'll keep a running tally in this post.

    Here are mine:

    Gary Carter
    Mookie Wilson
    Mike Piazza
    David Cone
    Wally Backman
    David Wright
    Daryl Strawberry
    Lee Mazzilli
    Mike Piazza
    Bartolo Colon

  • #2
    Tom Seaver
    Tug McGraw
    Rusty Staub
    Lee Mazzilli
    Mookie Wilson
    Jesse Orosco
    Keith Hernandez
    Darryl Strawberry
    Dwight Gooden
    Edgardo Alfonzo

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    • #3
      Tom Seaver
      Jerry Koosman
      Keith Hernandez
      Darryl Strawberry
      Mike Piazza
      David Wright
      Gary Carter
      Jerry Grote
      Mookie Wilson
      Willie Mays

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      • #4
        Darryl Strawberry
        Sid Fernandez
        Keith Hernandez
        Howard Johnson
        Edgardo Alfonzo
        Mike Piazza
        Jose Reyes
        David Wright
        Juan Lagares
        Jacob deGrom
        Last edited by Muncus Agruncus; 05-09-2017, 12:06 PM.

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        • #5
          Darryl Strawberry - probably my favorite player ever. Too bad because he left us all wondering.."what if"?
          Dwight Gooden - made sure you were home when he pitched 1984-1986
          Keith Hernandez - the most important every day player the Mets ever had excluding no one - in my opinion
          Steve Henderson - 2nd in ROY in 1977 to Andre Dawson -- he made a big impression on a 13 year old kid when he hit a grand slam while I was sitting at Shea
          Lee Mazzilli - Italian from Brooklyn. Nuff said, but he was the face of the franchise before it was a thing.
          John Franco - Another Italian from Brooklyn. Actually worked out with him in a gym when was in my mid 20's. Great guy and had a great career.
          Mike Piazza - there is a theme here. Just a great hitter, and their best player for a while. Still wish he would have stuck that bat handle in Clemens' throat
          Mookie Wilson - I am out of Italian players. LOL. Played hard everyday, and seemed like a great teammate. Mets were lucky to have him.
          Edgardo Alfonso - severely underrated in Met history. One their best all around players, and part of the all time great infield.
          Gary Carter - second to Keith in my book as far as leadership on 1986 team but an all time great catcher

          Willie Mays - a baseball God, but I just couldn't put him on the list. As a Met he was a shell of what he was. I rather think of him as a Giant.
          Last edited by Paulypal; 05-09-2017, 08:38 AM.

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          • #6
            From my youth-

            Tom Seaver
            Jon Matlack
            Tug McGraw

            As a youngish adult

            Keith Hernandez
            Todd Hundley
            Robin Ventura
            John Olerud
            Edgardo Alfonzo

            In middle Age

            David Wright
            Yoenis Cespedes

            No room for Cliff Floyd but will never forget that game he hit the HR at Shea to beat the Angels.

            Can't do 1-10 without taking into account different era's.

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            • #7
              I like pretty much all of the players mentioned; they're seconded. Even Willie Mays, because, well, he's Willie Mays. Franco was frustrating and too chummy with ownership. I'm sure if I'd worked out with him and liked him, I'd put him on the list, too.

              I'll add some others who weren't mentioned. A few choices might seem whimsical, but whatever; I'll throw in some explanations for a few.

              Ed Kranepool
              Ron Swaboda
              Tommie Agee
              Cleon Jones
              Ed Charles
              Wayne Garrett - got on base and could field; an unsung figure
              John Stearns
              Dan Norman - could have been good, but somehow they tried to teach him switch hitting at the Major League level
              Terry Leach - look at his numbers as a Met. Just awesome, but buried in the Minors because he didn't throw hard
              Joel Youngblood
              Steve Henderson
              Dave Kingman - his at bats were as big an event as Strawberry's
              Rusty Staub
              Ed Glynn - former concessions worker at Shea, who made the big time
              Felix Millan
              Lenny Randle
              Mookie Wilson
              Ray Knight
              Kevin Mitchell - so good; he even played an O.K. shortstop
              Lenny Dykstra
              Wally Backman
              Jesse Orosco - especially in 1983
              Benny Agbayani
              Todd Hundley (pre-lf)
              Carlos Beltran
              Justin Turner
              Daniel Murphy

              Special mention for Carter, who was the one big name acquisition who was even better than I expected him to be. He was also the team's best third baseman. Yeah, I know Staub was mentioned. I'm guessing he was mentioned as a LF. I'll give him a second mention as a pinch hitter.

              I'm sure I'm missing some.


              "The Fightin' Met With Two Heads" - Mike Tyson/Ray Knight!

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