My All Time New York Mets Team

Eric LarsonCorrespondent IAugust 7, 2009

A few months ago, I wrote my all time New York Yankees team. As an idea, I decided to continue and write my all time teams for every Major League baseball team. I will continue now with the New York Mets. My team will consist of 22 players. 2 players at each position (starter and backup). 2 left-handed starting pitchers, 2 right-handed starting pitchers, and 2 relievers.

Here is my New York Mets all time team:

Catcher

1. Mike Piazza- One of the greatest hitting catchers of all time

2. Jerry Grote- Underrated, but, a great defensive catcher

First Base

1. Keith Hernandez- Borderline hall of famer. One of the greatest defensive first-basemen ever

2. John Olerud- Great hitter. Still holds the record for best average by a Met

Second Base

1. Wally Backman- Not many great 2nd basemen to choose from. Backman was a key for the 86 Mets

2. Edgardo Alfonzo- Had a couple of great years. Was part of a great infield in the late 90s.

Shortstop

1. Bud Harrelson- Very consistent who played for years as the Mets starting shortstop

2. Jose Reyes- If he can get healthy again, he will be the Mets all time #1 shortstop

Third Base

1. David Wright- The Mets have never had a consistent starter at 3rd base until Wright came along. If he keeps it up, he can be an all time great.

2. Howard Johnson-A very solid player for a few years.

Left field

1. Mookie Wilson- He could play center or left, but, he was a spark plug

2. Cleon Jones- He hit .340 in 1969 when the Mets won

Centerfield

1. Carlos Beltran- If he can stay healthy, he can be an all time great

2. Lenny Dykstra- Great leadoff hitter.

Rightfield

1. Daryl Strawberry- Gifted player. If only he didn't do drugs.

2. Tommy Agee- Played center for the Mets in 69. Clutch player

Starting Pitchers

Right-handed starters

1. Tom Seaver- The franchise won 3 Cy Young awards

2. Dwight Gooden- He could've been better than Seaver

Lefthanded Starters

1. Jerry Koosman- He had 3 World Series wins. More than Seaver or Gooden

2. Al Leiter- A real clutch pitcher

Relief pitchers

1. John Franco

2. Tug McGraw

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