I saw this tweet..
I don't think I'm wrong to call Daniel Murphy a top-10 met of all time
— Matt (@MattGrasso5) October 15, 2017
And my initial reactions was…really?
Well let me make a list of the top of my head. I am doing this cold as you read it…and like all things it is subjective.
Don’t worry about how I have them ranked, I am just trying to get to 10.
1. Tom Seaver, after all he is The Franchise.
2. Mike Piazza, HOFer
3. David Wright – leader in all the categories
4. Jose Reyes – can’t stand him but he’s way up there.
OK lets check in with 1986
5. Dwight Gooden, better than Murph
6. Darryl Strawberry, better than Murph
7. Keith Hernandez, if you saw him play you know how great this guy was.
I am going to leave Carter off as the back end of his Mets career wasn’t that strong.
8. Jerry Koosman, forgotten as time goes on.
9. Carlos Beltran, the All Franchise Team CFer.
Hmmm that seems to be it for no-brainers. I could throw a pitcher on here. I could mention Alfonzo.
(Opens up a list of Mets players to see who he forgot)
Hojo? Kingman? Kranepool? Darling? Sid (actually better numbers than Darling although your brain don’t believe it).
So fans…who gets that #10 slot?