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Who are the 5 Greatest Mets?


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 which I say Yogi has TEN RINGS.  That's a discussion for another blog.... in Flushing I was emailing with one of the reader's (always happy to converse at 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 ;)

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13 Responses to "Who are the 5 Greatest Mets?"
January 10, 2010 at 12:48 PM
Seaver, Piazza, Carter, Gooden, Strawberry
NewRoTique said :
January 10, 2010 at 5:36 PM
Kranepool because he was an original and stuck around forever and was one of a few liftime Mets and won a ring, and was around for good and bad times.

Harrelson because he too was born a Met, and may have stayed a Mets forever, was an All Star and was the cornerstone of the great Mets.


Koosman. Watch him pitch in the 69 World SEries, watch him mow down the powerful Orioles, totally unhittable. He was pretty a much a Met forever.

Ry said :
January 10, 2010 at 5:46 PM
Seaver, Piazza, Alfonzo, Strawberry, Gooden

I know it's different eras, but Alfonzo is comparable to Hernandez and was homegrown.
Tom said :
January 10, 2010 at 5:55 PM
Hernandez, Gooden, Seaver, Beltran, and Piazza
NewRoTique said :
January 10, 2010 at 6:00 PM
Further, Carter & Hernandez were not born Mets, nor Piazza, so can't be a top 5er.

In my book.
VJ Vazquez said :
January 10, 2010 at 7:42 PM
Piazza (They've yet to issue another #31, let's retire this thing already)
David said :
January 11, 2010 at 1:06 AM
Seaver, Koosman, Kranepool, Grote, Gooden.
There. As C.D. Stengel once allegedly said, if you don't have a catcher you'll have a lot of passed balls.
NewRoTique said :
January 12, 2010 at 6:40 AM

Great call.

How much money would he be making today?
Jason C. said :
January 12, 2010 at 1:10 PM
Seaver, Gooden, Koosman, Piazza, Wright
Andrew S. said :
January 12, 2010 at 10:24 PM
NewRoTique said :
January 17, 2010 at 1:10 PM
Koosman should know the numbers of people that haven't forgotten him
zelcers said :
January 21, 2010 at 12:56 PM
5.Jerry Koosman
4.Daryl Strwberry
3.Keith Hernandez
2.Mike Piazza
1. Tom Seaver
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Harry said :
January 21, 2010 at 2:49 PM

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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