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From Alomar to Zeile

How bored am I? Bored enough to ask the question:

By letter, who is THE BEST PLAYER TO EVER WEAR A METS UNIFORM by letter of the alphabet?

Note, that this is not: WHO IS THE BEST MET by letter of the alphabet? This will be a much different list.

Thankfully, UltimateMets.com makes this a fairly easy project, allowing you to see an alphabetical list of everyone who ever played for the Mets.

Best Players to Wear Mets Uniform
By Letter of Alphabet

A- Roberto Alomar
That's a good one to get you stirred up right away...

B- Yogi Berra
Remember...it's best player overall, not as a Met...

C- Gary Carter
Runner-up: David Cone.

D- Carlos Delgado
Good battle for 2nd between Shawon Dunston, Len Dykstra, and Ron Darling.

E- Carl Everett
An unusually weak letter in the Mets alphabet history. Everett is the best among 15 choices.

F- John Franco
You could argue that this is the first case in which the player picked would also be considered the best Met.

G- Tom Glavine
As much as it pains me…

H- Rickey Henderson
Yes, he’s better than Keith Hernandez

I- Jason Isringhausen
Only other options: Jeff Innis, Kaz Ishii

J- Howard Johnson
Good luck naming all 6 Mets Johnson’s and all 8 Mets Jones’

K- Jeff Kent
Had no choice, Koosman fans…the experts say this guy’s a Hall of Famer

L- Mickey Lolich
Not much competition here…

M-Willie Mays
Pedro Martinez and Eddie Murray don’t quite measure up…

N- Trot Nixon
The impetus for this list. Take a look at the other 14 candidates

O- John Olerud
Outclasses Amos Otis, which I wasn’t expecting

P- Mike Piazza
But who’s the better Perez…Oliver or Timo?

R- Nolan Ryan
Sigh

S- Tom Seaver
You can take Warren Spahn if you wish, but I won’t. Another topic for another day…an All-Star team of Mets S’s

T- Joe Torre
And yes, Frank Tanana really won 240 games. He also lost 236.

U- Del Unser
Only other option: Lino Urdaneta

V- Mo Vaughn
If we went only on postseason performance, we’d take Robin Ventura and Frank Viola

W- Mookie Wilson
Stirring it up here…I need to see David Wright’s full body of work before I put him here

Y- Joel Youngblood
You were expecting Anthony Young??

Z- Todd Zeile
Hopefully this hasn’t given you the zzzz’s

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