Our Mets Madness Tournament to find the fans’ favorite New York Mets player enters its second week.
We’re now in week two of our Mets Madness Tournament to determine the modern fans’ favorite player in New York Mets history. You’ll want to follow us on Twitter for more chances to vote. The first week included some incredible match-ups and tight races. Here are the results:
December 1: Steven Matz wins with 60% of the vote over Joe McEwing for the number 11 seed
December 2: Endy Chavez wins with 63% of the vote over Billy Wagner for the number 15 seed
December 3: Art Shamsky wins with 85% of the vote over Jack Fisher for the number 14 seed
December 4: Lenny Dykstra wins with 53% of the vote over Ray Knight for the number 16 seed
December 5: Wilmer Flores (7) wins with 52% of the vote over Curtis Granderson (10)
December 6: Gary Carter (5) wins with 93% of the vote over Sid Fernandez (12)
December 7: Bartolo Colon (3) wins with 77% of the vote over Benny Agbayani (14)
In week two, we continue to move through the brackets and eliminate players one-by-one. We begin with a number 1 seed Tom Seaver against a number 16 seed Wayne Garrett. It’s quite clear who will win this one as Seaver is almost a lock for the Elite 8.
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The following day, the first winner from our play-in round and number 11 seed Steven Matz will take on number 6 seed Noah Syndergaard. Thor’s larger-than-life persona should make him victorious.
On December 10, the 80s/90s bracket will feature a match between number 4 seed Ron Darling and our 13 seed from the bracket, Todd Hundley. I expect Hundley to do well, but Darling should come away with votes from every generous.
Next up, another week one winner from the play-in round goes to battle again. This time it’s number 15 seed Endy Chavez taking on number 2 seed Edgardo Alfonzo. Fonzie is someone who could possibly win it all. I don’t expect him to bounce out this early.
December 12 features another old-school match-up. This one is a little tougher to predict. Number 8 seed Ron Hunt will face off against number 9 seed Cleon Jones. This could end up as one of the closer first-round votes considering many fans didn’t see either play. It’s up to the older generous to decide. I can’t even give you a good prediction so let’s leave this one alone.
Our penultimate contest in week two includes number 5 Jose Reyes against number 12 Pedro Martinez. Reyes didn’t win any new fans in 2018, but his best years with the Mets should help him beat the Hall of Famer, Martinez. There’s a small chance at an upset here. Martinez should earn some nods. However, they won’t be nearly enough.
The week ends on December 14 with number 3 seed Darryl Strawberry up against number 14 seed Bret Saberhagen. Strawberry is often considered as one of the best in Mets history, however, off-field issues could hurt him here. Saberhagen’s best years came with the Kansas City Royals and the team’s performance when he was with them will hurt him. Strawberry should still win.
For those who got a little lost along the way, below is the schedule for this week:
December 8: (1) Tom Seaver vs. (16) Wayne Garrett
December 9: (6) Noah Syndergaard vs. (11) Steven Matz
December 10: (4) Ron Darling vs. (13) Todd Hundley
December 11: (2) Edgardo Alfonzo vs. (15) Endy Chavez
December 12: (8) Ron Hunt vs. (9) Cleon Jones
December 13: (5) Jose Reyes vs. (12) Pedro Martinez
December 14: (3) Darryl Strawberry vs. (14) Bret Saberhagen
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Who will win advance this week?