Now that there’s kind of an official 50 Greatest Mets list, let’s reverse engineer it to see who will be named as the All Time Mets Team at the 92nd Street Y event on Father’s Day.
LHSP Jerry Koosman (#4)
RHSP Come on. Find another blog if you don’t know. (#1)
LHRP John Franco (#14)
RHRP Roger McDowell I guess (#44)
C Mike Piazza (#6). There will be sentiment for Carter but I think Piazza will get the nod.
1B Keith Hernandez (#3)
2B Edgardo Alfonzo (#13)
SS Jose Reyes was #9 in the special and everyone was saying he was the best SS the franchise ever had. Will be awkward that night but it makes sense. Buddy Harrelson should wear a suit just in case.
3B David Wright (#8)
LF Cleon Jones (#11)
CF Carlos Beltran was seventh in the special ahead of Wright and Reyes. Will they blow off Team Ambassador Mookie Wilson? I’m not so sure.
RF Darryl Strawberry (#5)
and there’s no way over Tom Seaver’s body (dead or alive) that Seaver will allow anyone but Gil Hodges to be named the manager.
So there you have it. It’s pretty cut and dry. Maybe there’s a question in CF. And as I said, Buddy might want to wear a suit to the event.