In conjunction with the Mets 50th Anniversary Celebration, SNY will premiere the definitive list of the ‘50 greatest Mets players’ of all-time in May.
This 60-minute program presented by Citi – entitled 50 Greatest Mets – counts down the greatest players in club history, based on tabulated votes submitted by SNY’s blue ribbon panel, which includes Gary Cohen and Howie Rose, Ralph Kiner, columnist John Harper of the New York Daily News, and Steve Hirdt, the Executive Vice President of the Elias Sports Bureau.
The 50 Greatest Mets program is a collaboration with MLB Productions, featuring rare footage from MLB’s vast library, and offering contemporary testimonials from current and former players, as well as numerous dignitaries of the game.
I hear the argument for Wright being No. 2, especially if you go simply by total WAR, or other advanced statistics, where he and Darryl Strawberry jockey back and forth (and way ahead of Piazza) depending on the metric. Of course, Wright has played more games than the other two. So, I’m not sure this can all come down to one composite statistic. Productivity is obviously a factor, but so should be loyalty, legend, pennants, position, public relations and buzz.
Next Monday, I’ll see if I can stop arguing with myself and actually create my own top 10 list based on stats, heart and hunch…