New York Mets: All-Time List

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New York Mets: All-Time List
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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?

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