The 20 Greatest Under-the-Radar Met Seasons

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The 20 Greatest Under-the-Radar Met Seasons
We're not worried...we flying low

All hail Matlack, Staub and Floyd! Enough already with Gooden, Seaver and Piazza. What follows are some surprising seasons from less celebrated ballplayers.

The criteria: First, the player needed to have at least one outstanding full season as a Met. And, with some exceptions, I stayed away from any player having a great season on one of the celebrated teams. I chose no one from ‘68-‘73, ‘86-‘88 or '99-'00, only a few players I felt had extenuating circumstances regarding their capacity to fly under-the-radar (UTR).

Mostly, the recipients were either secondary players, under-appreciated players, or players no one expected anything from. That's how they earned their wings.

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