NY Sports Dog: Picking the Perfect Mets Team

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Picking the Perfect Mets Team

If you could go back in time, and pick and choose your greatest Mets starting lineup from all the players in Mets history, who would you choose?

What years would you pick?

What would your lineup card look like?

There have been so many amazing individual seasons--it's tough to narrow down--here are my picks for the starters.

The Starting Lineup:

Jose Reyes, SS, (2008 season)
Edgardo Alfonzo, 2B, (1999 season)
Carlos Beltran, CF, (2006 season)
David Wright, 3B, (2007 season)
Darryl Strawberrry, RF (1987 season)
Mike Piazza, C, (1999 season)
John Olerud, 1B, (1998 season)
Cleon Jones, LF, (1969 season)

Tom Seaver, RHP, (1969 season)
Dwight Gooden, RHP, (1985 season)
Jerry Koosman, LHP, (1976 season)
David Cone, RHP, (1988 season)
Frank Viola, LHP, (1990 season)

Tomorrow we'll select the bench, followed by the coaches and manager.

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MetsLifer said...

I would like to see Mex at first base, even though Olerud did have one better season at the plate than Keith ever did with the Mets.

Fallon said...

Why not Reyes '06? More R, HR, way more RBI, SB, higher BA, SLG... comparable OBP... and he wasnt a primma donna.

Dave Singer said...

I struggled with that...in retrospect, his 2006 was better, especially in September, when it mattered.

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