New York Mets: Predicting the Next 10 Mets Hall of Fame Inductees

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New York Mets: Predicting the Next 10 Mets Hall of Fame Inductees
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This past Sunday, June 3, former Mets closer John Franco finally got his long awaited induction into the Mets' Hall of Fame.

He became just the 26th member of this exclusive club; a club that includes the best of the best in Mets history. With 424 career saves (including 276 across his 15 years in a Mets uniform), it was only a matter of time before Franco, who was arguably the greatest closer in Mets history, got the induction he deserved.

Some of Franco's former teammates were present at the induction, including pitchers David Cone, Dwight Gooden and Al Leiter, infielder Edgardo Alfonzo, first baseman Todd Zeile and outfielders Darryl Strawberry and Mookie Wilson.

Former Mets first baseman Ed Kranepool was present at the induction as well. It was a great honor for Franco, who had grown up a Mets fan and is now enshrined into the same Hall of Fame that his childhood idols are a part of.

Now that Franco's induction has passed, it's time to look forward toward the next probable members of the Mets Hall of Fame.

Since the vast majority of Franco's time with the Mets was during the 1990s, the Mets might not be planning on inducting any players from the 1980s at any point in the future. Hopefully this is not the case, because there are still a good number of players from the 1980s that deserve to be a part of the Mets' Hall of Fame. If the Franco induction is the start of recognizing the Mets of the 1990s, however, we will certainly see more players from that era get inducted very soon.

Regardless of what direction the Mets choose to go in, here are, in no particular order, 10 former Mets players and coaches that are most deserving of the honor.

Note: Former Mets Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes are both still in the midst of their careers, which is why they will not be featured in this slideshow.

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