Who are the five best homegrown New York Mets since 1980?
It’s that time again in baseball. They call it Hot Stove. It’s the time where the current season has finished and we have some time before the next season. So, we speculate about the future and we talk about the past. How will the New York Mets get things done going forward? What is Mickey Callaway going to do differently? These are all things that will be discussed in the coming weeks and months.
I, on the other hand, always enjoy the discussions about the past. For one, we really have time to sink our teeth into them. And two, they create interesting topics for debate. When we talk about the best to play a particular position, or the best from an era, there really is no definitively right answer. But they make for great ways to pass the time as we wait for the new year, and the new season, to come closer.
Just the other day, we took a look at the five best acquisitions the Mets made since 1980. This was a list of players that didn’t come from the organization originally. Whether it was via trade or free agency, these were not original Mets. So this time, we are taking a look at the five best homegrown players since 1980. You will see it’s a mixed bag of the familiar present and the big named past.
Let’s hit the road.