Top 50 New York Mets http://www.notinhalloffame.com Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:46:19 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb 1. Tom Seaver http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8544-1-tom-seaver http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8544-1-tom-seaver 1. Tom Seaver
Two players have entered the Baseball Hall of Fame wearing a New York Mets hat.  Fittingly, Tom Seaver was the first.Prior to the recent induction of Ken Griffey Jr., Seaver entered Cooperstown with the highest percentage from the voters, which considering he was one of the greatest Starting Pitchers that ever lived was fitting.  While he did not play his entire career in New York, “Tom Terrific” was at his Hall of Fame best during his years in the Big Apple. 
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2. Dwight Gooden http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8545-2-dwight-gooden http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8545-2-dwight-gooden 2. Dwight Gooden
Granted, there are many who when they hear the name of Dwight Gooden, they think of what might have been.  Saying that there should be (and hopefully are) people who when the Doc’s name comes up remembers the dominating pitcher who for a two year stretch was considered the best in the game and a must watch phenomenon.
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3. David Wright http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8546-3-david-wright http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8546-3-david-wright 3. David Wright
Spending his entire career with the New York Mets, Third Baseman, David Wright would go to seven All-Star Games earning two Gold Gloves and two Silver Sluggers.  Wright would be viewed as a complete player during his career and is the all-time New York Mets leader in multiple offensive statistics.  This would be a great career, but he never seemed to be considered among the elite in the National League.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Tue, 27 Jun 2017 05:54:53 +0000
4. Darryl Strawberry http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8547-4-darryl-strawberry http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8547-4-darryl-strawberry 4. Darryl Strawberry
Like Dwight Gooden, the story of Darryl Strawberry should have been greater, but we know the drug issues that he had that affected his career.  Still, it cannot be forgotten what a major star that Strawberry was and the incredible athleticism that he displayed on the field.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:03:10 +0000
5. Jacob deGrom http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8600-jacob-degrom http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8600-jacob-degrom 5. Jacob deGrom
As of this writing, Jacob deGrom is in his seventh season and the "deGrominator" is coming off the run of his life.To date, the Mets are the only team that he has played for, and he got off to a great start, winning the Rookie of the Year in 2011.  deGrom went to his first All-Star Game in 2015 and was seventh in Cy Young voting when he had a season of 14 Wins with 205 Strikeouts and a sub-1.000 WHIP.  2016 was not great, but he came back with a 15-8 record in an eighth place Cy Young finish.  That was good, but was going to happen next would be phenomenal.While the Mets struggled with their offense, deGrom won the Cy Young award in both 2018 and 2019.  In 2018, he won the ERA title with a sparking 1.80, and in 2019, he won his first Strikeout Title with 255.  In both of those seasons, he was an All-Star and was a top ten finisher in MVP voting.  In the last two years, he shot up 30 spots on this list, a testament to how we value individual seasons, in compliment to an overall franchise career.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:39:04 +0000
6. Jerry Koosman http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8548-5-jerry-koosman http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8548-5-jerry-koosman 6. Jerry Koosman
It cannot be disputed that Tom Seaver was the ace of the New York Mets staff during the 1969 Miracle Mets season and beyond, but Koosman was the far more effective hurler in the ’69 World Series (he went 2-0 with a 0.623 WHIP) and was also a large reason they got there in the first place. 
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Tue, 27 Jun 2017 03:40:36 +0000
7. Carlos Beltran http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8549-6-carlos-beltran http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8549-6-carlos-beltran 7. Carlos Beltran
Over his very long career, the six and a half seasons as a New York Met was arguably the best of his career.  Five times he would be named an All Star as a Met and it was in New York where he posted his best Home Run numbers (41 in 2006) and would earn two Silver Sluggers and three Gold Gloves while playing there.  The Puerto Rican Outfielder would also produce three seasons with 100 Runs Batted In and had four years where he slugged over .500.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:02:15 +0000
8. Jose Reyes http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8550-7-jose-reyes http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8550-7-jose-reyes 8. Jose Reyes
From the infielding factory of the Dominican Republic, Jose Reyes debuted for the Mets at age 20 in 2003.  Two years later, he was cemented as the team's starting Shortstop.Reyes used his speed expertly on the basepaths.  On four different occasions, Reyes would lead the Natinal League in Triples, and he would have at least 50 Stolen Bases in each year from 2005 to 2008.  The first three of those league-leading SB seasons saw Reyes finish first with phenomenal totals of 60, 64 and 78 repectively.  He wasn't known for his power, but he did have a 19 Home Run year in 2006 which would earn him a Silver Slugger.  In 2011, Reyes would win his lone Batting Title.After that year, he was traded to the Miami Marlins.  He came back in 2016 for three final seasons as a Met.  With the team, he would have 1,534 Hits, batted .282 and had 408 Stolen Bases.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:17:09 +0000
9. Mike Piazza http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8552-9-mike-piazza http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8552-9-mike-piazza 9. Mike Piazza
When Mike Piazza entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016 he easily could have entered as a Los Angeles Dodger, a team where he had similar statistics and was also a multi-time All-Star and threat for the National League MVP Award.He didn’t.  He entered Cooperstown as a New York Met.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:21:26 +0000
10. Jon Matlack http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8551-8-jon-matlack http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8551-8-jon-matlack 10. Jon Matlack
The National League Rookie of the Year in 1972, Jon Matlack would go to three All Star Games and was named the All Star Game MVP in one of them.  Matlack did not win the World Series in 1969 but he did help them get there in 1973.  He would have five straight seasons where he would go over 13 Wins and in 1974 he would also lead the National League in FIP.  Jon Matlack would also lead the NL in Shutouts twice.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:19:24 +0000
11. Keith Hernandez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8553-10-keith-hernandez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8553-10-keith-hernandez Keith Hernandez had worn out his welcome with the St. Louis Cardinal’s Manager, Whitey Herzog, and the 1979 National League MVP and 1982 World Series Champion started new with the New York Mets.  Luckily for New York, there was a lot left in his tank when he got there.]]> [email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:23:42 +0000 12. Sid Fernandez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8554-11-sid-fernandez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8554-11-sid-fernandez 12. Sid Fernandez
While there were many ups and down of Sid Fernandez during his tenure as a New York Met he was arguably one of the best Starting Pitchers that they have ever had. 
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:42:06 +0000
13. Howard Johnson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8555-12-howard-johnson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8555-12-howard-johnson 13. Howard Johnson
By the time Howard Johnson became a full time player for the New York Mets he had already won a World Series with the Detroit Tigers in 1984 and was in a platoon role for the Mets World Series win in 1986.  Johnson would not win a third World Series Championship, but he would become an excellent player for the Mets, becoming a 30-30 player in 1987.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:55:31 +0000
14. David Cone http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8556-13-david-cone http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8556-13-david-cone 14. David Cone
David Cone has the distinction of being an incredible post season Pitcher, though he only had one chance to show that for the Mets.  He did however have plenty of opportunity to have regular season success for the New York Mets. 
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:00:36 +0000
15. Edgardo Alfonzo http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8558-15-edgardo-alfonzo http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8558-15-edgardo-alfonzo 15. Edgardo Alfonzo
Edgardo Alfonzo (or Fonzie, as he is often called) spent a lot of time patrolling varying positions in the infield for the New York Mets.  Alfonzo was known for his above average defense but was also skilled with his bat.  He would have over 150 Hits in a season for New York five times, four of which saw him bat over .300.  Alfonzo would show off some power with 120 Home Runs as a New York Met.  Three times, he would receive MVP votes.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:04:49 +0000
16. Al Leiter http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8557-14-al-leiter http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8557-14-al-leiter 16. Al Leiter
Al Leiter would have a very long career in Major League Baseball, nineteen seasons in total.  Seven of those were with the New York Mets, which were the most consistent of his career.  Arriving to New York after winning a World Series in Florida, Leiter would be a top or near top of the rotation player for all of his seven years in New York.  Leiter would win 10 Games or more in all of his Mets seasons, accumulating 95 in total.  He would also represent the Mets in the All Star Game in 2000.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:02:46 +0000
17. John Stearns http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8559-16-john-stearns http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8559-16-john-stearns 17. John Stearns
When you are nicknamed “Bad Dude” it is near impossible to not want to rank you as high as possible!
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:54:46 +0000
18. Bud Harrelson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8561-18-bud-harrelson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8561-18-bud-harrelson 18. Bud Harrelson
In one way you can argue that Bud Harrelson is the most successful New York Met of all time.  Harrelson was a member of the Miracle Mets World Series Championship Team in 1969 and was a Coach on the 1986 World Series Champions too.  This makes him the only Met to have two World Series rings who was once a player.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:05:12 +0000
19. Cleon Jones http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8562-19-cleon-jones http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8562-19-cleon-jones 19. Cleon Jones
Cleon Jones caught the last out for the Mets in their shocking World Series win in 1969, but he is known for so much more than that in the ’69 campaign.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:07:24 +0000
20. John Franco http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8563-20-john-franco http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8563-20-john-franco 20. John Franco
One of the most successful relief pitchers in New York Met history, John Franco had already been named to three All Star Games prior to joining New York.  The left hander would only be a one time All Star with the Mets but he would lead the National League twice in Saves, capturing the Rolaids Reliever of the Year Award in 1990 and finished 7th in Cy Young voting in 1994.  Franco would record 274 Saves as a Met.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:09:30 +0000
21. Mookie Wilson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8560-17-mookie-wilson http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8560-17-mookie-wilson 21. Mookie Wilson
How can you not love a guy named Mookie?You have to love him and he even if Mookie Wilson was actually named “Sour Bastard”, you would still love the guy because he had one of the most positive and infectious attitudes in Baseball and is easily one of the most popular players in Mets history.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:03:14 +0000
22. Rick Reed http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8566-23-rick-reed http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8566-23-rick-reed From replacement player to two time Major League All Star, Rick Reed had a very good run with the New York Mets, though it is astounding how much he is not regarded much at all in the Mets canon of history.]]> [email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:06:47 +0000 23. R. A. Dickey http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8564-r-a-dickey http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8564-r-a-dickey 23. R. A. Dickey
R.A. Dickey arrived to the New York Mets in his mid-30’s and for the first time in his career would become a permanent starter.  It was the correct decision as Dickey proved to be a decent Starting Pitcher but his third season with New York was magical and is considered one of the best seasons ever by a knuckleballer.  Dickey won the Cy Young going 20 and 6 and led the National League in Strikeouts.  That season was so good that it propelled him to a higher spot than you would initially have someone who was only with the Mets for three seasons.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:11:58 +0000
24. Ron Darling http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8568-25-ron-darling http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8568-25-ron-darling 24. Ron Darling
A very popular Starting Pitcher during his time with the New York Mets, Ron Darling would post a very impressive Won/Loss record with the New York Mets where he went 99 and 70.  The native Hawaiian finished 5th in Cy Young Voting in 1986 and went to his lone All Star Game the year before.  He would help New York win the 1986 World Series.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:33:33 +0000
25. Johan Santana http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8567-24-johan-santana http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8567-24-johan-santana 25. Johan Santana
When you think of the MLB accomplishments of the Venezuelan Pitcher, Johan Santana, you think of the Minnesota Twins.  That train of thought isn’t wrong, but it can’t be forgotten just how much he still did with the New York Mets before his arm broke down.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:30:51 +0000
26. Jerry Grote http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8571-26-jerry-grote http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8571-26-jerry-grote 26. Jerry Grote
While Jerry Grote was never going dazzle anyone with his offense, he was highly regarded for his ability to handle a pitching staff and was a vital component to the “Miracle Mets” World Series Championship Team in 1969.  Grote was a good defensive player and clubhouse leader and still was a two time All Star.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Wed, 05 Jul 2017 12:46:00 +0000
27. Bret Saberhagen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8575-30-bret-saberhagen http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8575-30-bret-saberhagen 27. Bret Saberhagen
A two time Cy Young Award winner with the Kansas City Royals, Bret Saberhagen still was a good Pitcher when he was traded to the Mets.  In the strike shortened season of 1994, Saberhagen would finish third in Cy Young voting and led the NL in BB/9 and SO/BB with numbers that were far better than his Cy Young winning seasons in KC.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Wed, 05 Jul 2017 08:55:02 +0000
28. Gary Carter http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8572-27-gary-carter http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8572-27-gary-carter 28. Gary Carter
There is nobody who can question that Gary Carter was at his best when he was a Montreal Expo, but “The Kid” was still a solid player when he signed as the Mets Catcher.  Carter went to four All Star Games as a Met (though realistically he shouldn’t have made the last two) but finished 6th and 3rd respectively in MVP voting for his first two seasons as a Met.  Carter would help the Mets win the 1986 World Series Championship and will always be remembered in the Big Apple.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Wed, 05 Jul 2017 08:48:13 +0000
29. Tug McGraw http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8573-28-tug-mcgraw http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8573-28-tug-mcgraw 29. Tug McGraw
Equally beloved by Mets fans and Phillies fans alike, Tug McGraw was part of the 1969 Mets team that won the World Series but it was after that where he became known as one of the top Relief Pitchers in the National League.  Assuming a leadership role in the clubhouse, McGraw would have a pair of 25 plus Save seasons, which was huge in those days, and would receive a few MVP votes in each of those campaigns.  McGraw was named an All Star in 1972.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Wed, 05 Jul 2017 08:50:26 +0000
30. John Olerud http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8565-22-john-olerud http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8565-22-john-olerud 30. John Olerud
John Olerud was only with the New York Mets for three seasons, but the already two time World Series Champion subtly racked up a lot of hits, including a 1998 season where he batted .354 and finished 12th in MVP voting.  Overall, Olerud had an excellent Slash Line as a Met of .315/.425/.501, which is an incredible number that propelled him to this rank.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:56:37 +0000
31. Noah Syndergaard http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8610-50-noah-syndergaard http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8610-50-noah-syndergaard 31. Noah Syndergaard
With the flowing blonde hair and tall frame, Noah Syndergaard, has the nickname of "Thor".  Many days, he pitched just like it.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Mon, 07 Aug 2017 01:57:18 +0000
32. Jesse Orosco http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8574-29-jesse-orosco http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8574-29-jesse-orosco 32. Jesse Orosco
Jesse Orosco had a 24 year career on MLB, the most notable of which was spent with the New York Mets.  Orosco was the closer for the 1986 World Series Championship Team.  A two time All Star in New York, Orosco recorded 107 Saves as a Met and would have five scoreless innings in the ’86 World Series.  It was Orosco who was on the mound during both final pitches in both the NLCS and the World Series in ‘86.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Wed, 05 Jul 2017 08:52:42 +0000
33. Tom Glavine http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8587-31-tom-glavine http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8587-31-tom-glavine 33. Tom Glavine
While Tom Glavine will always be best remembered for his tenure as an Atlanta Brave, the Hall of Famer still had plenty left in the tank when he arrived in New York.  Going to two All Star Games as a Met, Glavine would win 61 Games and was a solid presence in the rotation and remained one of the better hitting Pitchers in baseball.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:05:47 +0000
34. Craig Swan http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8589-33-craig-swan http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8589-33-craig-swan 34. Craig Swan
A New York Met for all but two games of his professional career, Craig Swan may have had a losing record over his career, but he was a good player overall who was certainly capable of flashes of brilliance.  Swan’s best year was 1978 when he surprisingly won the ERA title.  Of note, he also was the National League leader in ERA+.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:14:45 +0000
35. Lenny Dykstra http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8588-32-lenny-dykstra http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8588-32-lenny-dykstra 35. Lenny Dykstra
Lenny “Nails” Dykstra would have more success in Philadelphia (and would become infamously known for other things later) but it was in New York where he first cut his teeth as a star in Baseball.  Dykstra was a fan favorite showcasing his grit and was a big part of the Mets 1986 World Series Championship team, where he was considered the team’s “spark plug”.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:12:41 +0000
36. Kevin McReynolds http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8590-34-kevin-mcreynolds http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8590-34-kevin-mcreynolds 36. Kevin McReynolds
In 1988, Kevin McReynolds finished 3rd in MVP voting.  The Outfielder had four straight seasons where he had over 20 Home Runs.  McReynolds was a popular player who was an efficient stealer in regards to Stolen Bases.  He would have 791 Hits as a Met.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:22:13 +0000
37. Frank Viola http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8591-35-frank-viola http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8591-35-frank-viola 37. Frank Viola
Like Johan Santana, Frank Viola is far better known for his accomplishments in Minnesota, but still brought skills when he was traded to the New York Mets.  In both of his full seasons with the Mets, Viola was an All Star and would finish 3rd in Cy Young Voting in 1990, a year where he was a 20 Game winner and finished 2nd in WAR for Pitchers.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:24:30 +0000
38. Dave Magadan http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8599-39-dave-magadan http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8599-39-dave-magadan 38. Dave Magadan
A bench player for the Mets in their 1986 World Series Championship win, Dave Magadan seemed to constantly fight for a starting job in the lineup.  Magadan would eventually become one (only to always have to look over his shoulder) and would produce some decent hitting for New York, the best of which was the 1990 season where he batted .328, which was good enough for third in the NL.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:37:14 +0000
39. Bob Ojeda http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8596-36-bob-ojeda http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8596-36-bob-ojeda 39. Bob Ojeda
The best season of Bob Ojeda’s career was in 1986, the season after he was traded from the Boston Red Sox, the team he would help his new team beat in the World Series.  Ojeda would finish fourth in Cy Young voting that year and would go 51 and 40 as a Met.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:29:30 +0000
40. Daniel Murphy http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8601-41-daniel-murphy http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8601-41-daniel-murphy 40. Daniel Murphy
Daniel Murphy had a good run with the New York Mets where he averaged .288 over seven seasons.  The Second Basemen was named an All Star in 2014, and while 2015 saw him put up decreased numbers he exploded by batting .529 in the NLCS where he was named the MVP.   After collecting 967 Hits for New York, Murphy would sign as a Free Agent with the Washington Nationals where he won the Slugging and OPS Title and finished second in MVP voting.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Sat, 05 Aug 2017 05:32:39 +0000
41. Armando Benitez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8602-42-armando-benitez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8602-42-armando-benitez 41. Armando Benitez
Mets fans may not have a great memory for Armando Benitez as he is more known for the Saves he blew (especially in the playoffs) than the ones he made, but there is no question that he closed a lot of games for New York.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Sat, 05 Aug 2017 09:34:41 +0000
42. Matt Harvey http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8598-38-matt-harvey http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8598-38-matt-harvey 42. Matt Harvey
At one time, Matt Harvey was the promising Pitcher in the Mets' organization.  He debuted for the team in 2012,    That year he would finish third in ERA (2.27), second in WHIP (0.931), and led the league in FIP (2.01).  The Cy Young voters would reward Harvey with a third place finish in Cy Young voting, but rather than build on that, it would be the high point of his career.Tommy John Surgery took Harvey out of the entire 2014 season, and he came back in 2015 going 13-8 with an ERA of 2.71.  Harvey would then be plagued by more injuries, and when he did pitch, he just wasn't the same.  They gave up on each other during the 2018 season, when he refused to be demoted to Triple A.  The Mets would then trade him to Cincinnati.  With the Mets, Harvey had a record of 34-37 with 612 Strikeouts.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Fri, 04 Aug 2017 04:34:40 +0000
43. Tommie Agee http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8597-37-tommie-agee http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8597-37-tommie-agee 43. Tommie Agee
The American League Rookie of the Year in 1966 for the Chicago White Sox, Tommie Agee became a major fan favorite in his second year with the Mets, which not coincidentally was the season of the “Miracle Mets”.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:31:56 +0000
44. Wayne Garrett http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8604-44-wayne-garrett http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8604-44-wayne-garrett 44. Wayne Garrett
A member of the 1969 Miracle Mets as a rookie, Wayne Garratt would compete professionally for the team for seven and a half seasons.  Garrett would spend time predominantly at Third Base and his best season was in 1973 where he had 129 Hits with 16 Home Runs.  He would blast two more Homers in the 1973 World Series.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Sat, 05 Aug 2017 14:11:18 +0000
45. Lee Mazzilli http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8603-43-lee-mazzilli http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8603-43-lee-mazzilli 45. Lee Mazzilli
Lee Mazzilli would have two runs with the New York Mets, with his role being incredibly different with each stint.Mazzilli was a full time player who was named an All Star in 1979.  Mazzilli would bat .303 that season with 181 Hits.  He also had good baserunning skills as he would steal 20 or more bases four years in a row. 
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Sat, 05 Aug 2017 09:58:20 +0000
46. Pedro Martinez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8605-45-pedro-martinez http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8605-45-pedro-martinez 46. Pedro Martinez
While Pedro Martinez was clearly better known for what he accomplished in Boston (and Montreal for that matter), Pedro Martinez’ was still a two time All Star, the first of which saw him win the WHIP and SO/W Titles, the last time he would lead in a major pitching category.  The Hall of Fame Pitcher went 32 and 23 with New York.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Sat, 05 Aug 2017 10:37:05 +0000
47. Michael Conforto http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/11877-47-michael-conforto http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/11877-47-michael-conforto 47. Michael Conforto
With the 10th overall pick in 2014, the New York Mets drafted Michael Conforto, who would first crack the Majors the year after. 
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Sat, 15 Aug 2020 13:59:18 +0000
48. Juan Lagares http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/11878-48-juan-lagares http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/11878-48-juan-lagares 48. Juan Lagares
From the Dominican Republic, Juan Lagares was known for his glove, and while he was never a great hitter, he knew what to do in the Outfield.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Sat, 15 Aug 2020 14:01:39 +0000
49. Jeurys Familia http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8609-49-jeurys-familia http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8609-49-jeurys-familia 49. Jeurys Familia
While the third season as the Mets closer has not yet gone according to plan for Jeurys Familia, his first two seasons in that role were excellent.  Familia led the NL in Saves in 2016, which saw him also go to the All Star Game and receive a smattering of MVP votes.  2017 was a horrible year for the Dominican hurler as he was suspended for 15 Games for domestic violence and his play on the field also plummeted.  He was traded during the 2018 season to Oakland.  He returned in 2019 as a Free Agent.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Mon, 07 Aug 2017 01:55:21 +0000
50. Wally Backman http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8606-46-wally-backman http://www.notinhalloffame.com/baseball/top-50-baseball-players-by-franchise/top-50-new-york-mets/8606-46-wally-backman 50. Wally Backman
A member of the 1986 World Series Championship Team, Wally Backman was a “spark plug” of the squad.  A very popular player amongst the Mets fans, Backman would secure 670 Hits for the franchise.  He would also swipe over 100 bases as a Met.
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[email protected] (Site Admin) Top 50 New York Mets Mon, 07 Aug 2017 05:22:51 +0000