This book by Taylor Trade Publishing does a nice job of painting a complete word picture involving the franchises good times and bad times.
Then we get into the ranking of the 50 greatest Mets. Tom Seaver was the top guy and I’m not and the author, Matthew Silverman isn’t breaking any ground there.
Now when we get to #6 having David Wright there seems to be a bit of a rush. He might end up there over time but I don’t think he’s there yet.
I love all the profiles of players who didn’t make the list and I also like the players’ top picks. They are interesting to see.
Gary Carter was #16 and I don’t think that’s just. Even though his time with the team was short, his impact was greater than most in the top 10 to be honest.
Al Leiter is ahead of Tug McGraw, I think if nothing else this book will create great debate.
I was very happy to see Wayne Garrett in the top 50 and I think he’s in the right spot and Eddie Kranepool is as well.
I LOVED the WAR list. Buy the book and find out what that’s all about.
Since I have been a Met fan since 1969 and I have attended every opening day since 1988, consecutively and a few before that. Here is my top five:
1) Tom Seaver
2) Dwight Gooden
3) Jerry Koosman
4) Mike Piazza
5) Gary Carter
Don’t forget about the “Best and Worst Trades” and the best Mets bars. Considering how bad the Mets will be this season every fan should buy this book to remember the good times.
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