New York Mets


The Starting Lineup

Name Nicknames Bats Pos Avg HR Pwr Sp Ct
Lenny Dykstra Nails Left CF .295 8 768 142 15
Mookie Wilson None Left LF .289 9 771 138 18
Keith Hernandez I'm Keith Hernandez Left 1B .290 22 843 124 11
Gary Carter Butch Right C .271 24 879 120 19
Darryl Strawberry Drugs Left RF .259 27 909 138 24
Wally Backman Backgammon Left 2B .320 1 717 124 10
Ray Knight MVP, Starry Starry Knight Right 3B .298 11 798 124 14
Rafael Santana I Suck Right SS .245 1 708 124 38

The Bench

Name Nicknames Bats Avg. HR Pwr Sp Ct
Danny Heep Heep of Shit Right .282 5 807 124 20
Tim Teufel Timmy Two-Step Right .261 10 810 124 28
Howard Johnson HoJo Left .245 10 819 130 32
Lee Mazilli General Lee Left .247 3 768 124 31

The Staff

Name Nicknames Arm ERA Sf Sr Ss Cl Cr Dr En
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.

Pitching

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.

The Lineup

  1. 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.

  2. See Lenny Dykstra, might want to consider Mazilli here.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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 Mazilli to be a better player. The choice is yours

  7. 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.

  8. 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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