Fans of the New York Mets have hated some of their players over the years, but rarely have they ever hated a full team. Well, CFoD reader Jose Otero wanted me to create the scariest Mets team that I could come up with. So here we go. I added years next to the players to give you an idea of which player I am talking about because some Mets players are like Jekyll and Hyde.
And there is your introduction for the ace of the staff, Oliver Perez. You just never know which Perez you are going to get. Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde.
Catching Perez would be a half-breed named Macky O’Brien. Mackey Sasser could not catch or throw to the pitcher. Even a psychiatrist could not help him overcome his troubles. All the better to make this All-Star horror team. Charlie O’Brien could not hit for his life.
At first base you have Mike Marshall (1990). Your second baseman will be Brian Giles who will be partnered with Jose Oquendo (1983) at shortstop. Third base will be filled by Jim Fregosi.
Outfielders will be Todd Hundley (1998) in left. At center field is Juan Samuel (1989) which makes the trade of Roger McDowell and Lenny Dykstra look amazin’ for this concoction. In right field we’ll throw in Bobby Bonilla just for personality and fielding abilities.
To round out the rotation is Rick Baldwin, Jackson Todd, Roger Craig, and Victor Zambrano. Bullpen pitchers are Aaron Heilman, Anthony Young, Ryota Igarashi, Guillermo Mota, Doug Sisk and closer Armando Benitez.
We cannot leave out manager Art Howe. Bench coach is Bobby Floyd. First base coach Gary Pettis. Love the Howe regime. Third base coach is Razor Shines.
First pitch is thrown out by a black cat to Mackey O’Brien. After a double fist pump and an attempt to throw the ball back, the ball will land just two feet away from him.
There you have it. Your 2012 New York Mets.