Hall Of Shame
The Starting Lineup
|Name ||Nicknames ||Bats ||Pos ||Avg ||HR
|Lenny Dykstra ||Nails
|Mookie Wilson ||None
|Keith Hernandez ||I'm Keith Hernandez
|Gary Carter ||Butch
|Darryl Strawberry ||Drugs
|Wally Backman ||Backgammon
|Ray Knight ||MVP, Starry Starry Knight
|Rafael Santana ||I Suck
|Name ||Nicknames ||Bats ||Avg. ||HR
|Danny Heep ||Heep of Shit ||Right
||807 ||124 ||20|
|Tim Teufel ||Timmy Two-Step ||Right
||810 ||124 ||28|
|Howard Johnson ||HoJo ||Left
||819 ||130 ||32|
|Lee Mazzilli ||General Lee ||Left
||768 ||124 ||31|
|Name ||Nicknames ||Arm ||ERA
|Dwight Gooden ||The Doctor ||Right
||2.84 ||205 ||184
||149 ||9 ||5
||7 ||48 |
|Bob Ojeda ||The Skipper ||Left
||2.57 ||181 ||165
||133 ||7 ||9
||9 ||40 |
|Jessie Orosco ||Old Man ||Left
||2.33 ||184 ||160
||133 ||4 ||8
||6 ||15 |
|Roger McDowell ||The Clown ||Right
||3.02 ||200 ||181
||138 ||7 ||3
||12 ||15 |
Team Synopsis, by Gantry
I use the Mets when I feel the need to take a breather from California. Quite frankly though, New York is not a very solid team. The early hitters do not have enough power to put runs on the board. On the plus side they have a great starter in Gooden and a solid bench. Even with the abundance of left handed hitting, New York simply doesn't have the run support to compete with the big boys.
New York lives and dies by the arm of the Doctor, even with our straight pitch style. When he is on and throwing heat, your chances of winning are greatly increased. Unfortunately though, sometimes the game decides that Gooden's fastball will top out at 92-93 mph. When this happens, you have no surprises in your pitching and will typically get rocked. Bobby Ojeda doesn't do much for me, and McDowell is adequate as a middle reliever. Orosco is another hit-or-miss pitcher, which makes him perfect for closing. If you get your location right, he can make things happen.
- Lenny Dykstra is average at best. Good speed and zero power, which makes him semi-worthless because he bats lefty. All those grounders are going to second, which you ain't gonna to leg out no matter how fast you are. Another problem is that he and Mookie Wilson are virtually the same fucking hitter.
- See Lenny Dykstra, might want to consider Mazzilli here.
- I'm Keith Hernandez isn't the most powerful third hitter in the game, but he can get some pop in the bat every once in awhile. All in all though, Keith's lack of power combined with some brutal speed makes him a rather lackluster three hitter.
- Gary Carter falls into the realm of every right handed power hitter - always capable of the big game, but grounds into too many double plays. Although Carter's power is slightly above his California benchmarks (DeCinces, Downing), so he ain't all that bad.
- Darryl Strawberry is the whole fucking show on this team. Mucho power combined with mucho speed makes Darryl the best all-around player in the game. Potsie will bring the Chili Davis argument into play, but Darryl is the best all around. Mind you, that doesn't mean he's better than Reggie Jackson, but a top 5 RBI player nonetheless
- As much as it pains me to sub a precious lefty, Wally Backman must be taken out. This team has enough power deficiences, meaning keeping this loser in would make winning virtually impossible. The family friend HoJo usually goes here, although I find Lee Mazzilli to be a better player. The choice is yours
- Ray Knight ain't too shabby here in the seven spot. Good blend of hitting prowess and power surges to make him a thumbs up.
- The eight spot is Tim Teufel's spot. Timmy Two-Step has a frickin TON of power, and I have no idea where it comes from. Very Tom Brookens like in every aspect. The perfect man to clear the bases before your pitcher comes up.
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