Top 50 Mets

The Top 50 Mets of All Time: #44 Robin Ventura

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On the same day that they acquired Roger Cedeno from the Dodgers and Armando Benitez from the Orioles, the Mets bested the final offer from those same Orioles and landed the left-handed hitting...

The Top 50 Mets of All Time: #45 Craig Swan

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Craig Swan was drafted by the Mets in the third round of baseball's amateur draft in 1972. Swan went 16-1 in his final year at Arizona State, winning two games in the College World Series before...

The Top 50 Mets of All Time: #46 Ron Hunt

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On October 11, 1962, following the team's 40-120 finish in their inaugural season, the Mets completed a now-and-later cash transaction with the Milwaukee Braves for minor league second baseman Ron...

The Top 50 Mets of All Time: #47 Steve Henderson

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Steve Henderson was acquired by the Mets from the Cincinnati Reds on June 15, 1977 in the incomprehensible deal that would send Tom Seaver packing. Incidentally, the Mets would make another trade...

The Top 50 Mets of All Time: #48 Kevin Elster

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Like Rey Ordonez at #50 on this list, Kevin Elster's career value with the Mets -- and much of the reason he made this list at all -- is primarily a result of his stellar play in the field. While...

The Top 50 Mets of All Time: #49 Bernard Gilkey

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Bernard Gilkey only appeared in 380 games over two-plus seasons with the Mets, but he just squeaks onto this list almost entirely on the strength of his 1996 season, which was likely one of the...

The Top 50 Mets of All Time: #50 Rey Ordonez

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We begin our list of the fifty best players in the history of the Mets' franchise with the unusual selection of Rey Ordonez. What makes his inclusion so bizarre is that his value as a Met came...

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