The New York Mets All-Time Defensive Team: Keith Hernandez, Endy Chavez, Carlos Beltran Lead the Way

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The New York Mets All-Time Defensive Team: Keith Hernandez, Endy Chavez, Carlos Beltran Lead the Way

The New York Mets were blessed with one of the best defensive players to ever pick up a glove when they traded Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey to the St. Louis Cardinals back in 1983.

Seven years and six Gold Gloves later, Keith Hernandez—mustache and all—became the standard by which all other Mets in the field would be measured up against.

While the Mets may not have been inundated with players who could flash the leather over the years, they have certainly had some stars who made opposing hitters weap.

From Jerry Grote and Art Shamsky in the 1960s and '70s to Rey Ordonez and Carlos Beltran in the '90s and present day, New Yorkers have watched in amazement as their idols made impossible plays that defied belief.

Fans love the diving stop and the behind-the-back flip, the double play and the home run-robbing catch, and I'm no different.

Here's my New York Mets all-time defensive team.

For a look at an article discussing the Mets best offensive stars click here.

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