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New York Mets: All-time worst lineup in franchise history

5 Apr 1998: Coach Don Zimmer of the New York Yankees in action during a game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Yankees defeated the Athletics 9-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Carlick /Allsport
5 Apr 1998: Coach Don Zimmer of the New York Yankees in action during a game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Yankees defeated the Athletics 9-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Carlick /Allsport
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With all the talk of Devin Mesoraco already being better than many Mets catchers, let’s take a look at some of the worst hitters in Mets history.

Some of these hitters barely spent any time with the New York Mets, while some played for a few seasons. Some played in the 60’s and 70’s while others are from the last few decades.

Throughout the history of the Mets, there have been some stars like David Wright, Keith Hernandez, and more. However, for every star that the Mets had on their team, there must have been ten or more bad hitters.

Let’s run down the list at some of the worst Mets hitters at each position and come up with the worst lineup in franchise history.

1: Second Base- Doug Flynn

For someone who had this many at-bats with the Mets, Doug Flynn did not get on base often enough, nor did he have a lot of power.

Flynn spent five seasons with the Mets, playing as their full-time second baseman most of the time. He played from 1977 to 1981 and played in 636 games. In more than 2000 at-bats, he hit just .234.

He hit just five home runs with the Mets and seven over his 11-year career. Though he was pretty fast as he recorded 26 triples during the five year period.

When it came to driving in runs, Flynn had a 162 game average of less than 40 RBI’s. While Flynn did win the Gold Glove award in 1980, his fielding percentage was constantly in the 980’s.

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