New York Mets: All-Time List

Onan CocaContributor IMarch 1, 2010

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 28: Former Mets Dwight Gooden and Daryl Strawberry greet for a post game ceremony after the last regular season baseball game ever played in Shea Stadium against the Florida Marlins on September 28, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets plan to start next season at their new stadium Citi Field after playing in Shea for over 44 years.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Over the next couple of weeks or so, I plan to write up a full report on my all-time favorite Mets team. Pulling from players across generations, I plan to build a 25-man squad that, well, makes me happy. You'll notice the list is light on pre-1985 Mets which is mostly because I haven't been a fan of the team for much longer than that. Even learning the history of the team cannot give me the proper appreciation of those guys that's needed to make them my favorite players.

Without further ado, here is the list:

C Gary Carter
1B Keith Hernandez
2B Edgardo Alfonzo
SS Jose Reyes
3B David Wright
LF Mookie Wilson
CF Carlos Beltran
RF Darryl Strawberry
Bench: C Mike Piazza, OF Lenny Dykstra, OF Cliff Floyd, IF Howard Johnson, IF John Olerud

SP: Tom Seaver, Dwight "Doc" Gooden, David Cone, Al Leiter, Johan Santana
LR: Brett Saberhagen, Frank Viola
RP: Nolan Ryan, Roger McDowell, Jesse Orosco, John Franco, Armando Benitez

More on each individual player (or groups of players) as we enter this season. In the meantime, who are your favorites? And do you hate any of mine?