I remember last year certain other teams were making their 5 and some were pushing for Jeter to push Berra off the list of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio and Mantle...to which I say Yogi has TEN RINGS. That's a discussion for another blog....
...here in Flushing I was emailing with one of the reader's (always happy to converse at firstname.lastname@example.org) and we were chatting about the top four Mets (because of the Old-Timers Day with Joe D, Willie, Michey and the Duke).
Since I can't imagine any Mets fan not having Tom Seaver on this list. I'll expand it to 5.
Who are the top 5 Greatest Mets?
No ties. No "I can't decide." You get 5 names. Go. Post here or tweet me @metspolice
My list: Seaver, Hernandez, Gooden, Koosman and I will say Mazzilli and leave off Piazza in a lame attempt to get you to react ;)
Hands down these were the most dominant Mets to have played. Seaver is one of the greatest pitchers of all-time. Strawberry was one of the greatest talents and feared players when he was here. Hernandez the great leader, defensive genius, and all-around clutch hitter. Piazza almost single handedly made the mets contenders again after the doldrums of the mid 90's. Plus, his ability to hit for average and power in the clutch was matched by no one ever in the mets. Gooden was by far the most dominant pitcher for a while in the mid 80s and as a pitching rich franchise we've yet to experience a talent quite like his even to this day.
Honorable mention: Goes to Wright and Alfonso and Carter. As they were (and are for Wright) right on the cusp of greatness that will never easily be matched in our blue and orange franchise. Carter put our team over the edge in the 80's so he probably gets an edge over the other two because of this even though he wasn't home grown.
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