New York Mets: Top 10 Second Basemen in Team History

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New York Mets: Top 10 Second Basemen in Team History
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In part five of the greatest Mets in team history by position, we move onto second base.

The Mets have certainly had a revolving door at second base, with 129 players appearing at the position in a Mets uniform in franchise history. A big reason for this is that the Mets have not had the easiest time finding stability at a position that is not too well known offensively. In other words, there have not been as many great hitters that play second base, compared to first base, third base and the outfield. 

Speaking of revolving doors, the Mets have lately had one at second base. Once Luis Castillo was finally released in Spring Training, four players competed for the starting second base job. Brad Emaus won the job, but did not hit well in April to keep the position.

As a result, Daniel Murphy was given the position. All was well until first baseman Ike Davis got injured in May. As a result, Murphy shifted to first base and Justin Turner started playing second base. However, David Wright got injured soon afterward and Turner had to shift to third base. Now, Ruben Tejada is playing second base after being called up from the minor leagues.

Tejada played second base for 50 games in 2010, so this is nothing new for the Mets. When Davis and Wright both get healthy, it's likely that Murphy and Turner will platoon at second base. 

Being that all of these players have not been playing with the Mets for too long, they did not make the Top 10 list, but here are the ones that did.

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