10) Jose Reyes: 2003-Active (Career Mets WAR: 27.1)
Career Stats (16 years): 7,552 AB, 1,180 runs, 145 HR, 719 RBI, 517 SB, .283 BA
Mets Stats (12 years): 5,437 AB, 885 runs, 108 HR, 408 RBI, 408 SB, .282 BA
Jose Reyes’ career has been one of the most interesting in franchise history. His on-field production was unprecedented. He remains the franchise’s leader in triples, stolen bases, and lead-off home runs. He is also a four-time All-Star, Silver Slugger Award winner (2006), and former NL batting champion (2011).
However, entering 2018 Reyes had the most career errors among active MLB players. He also struggled in a second stint with the team from 2016-2018.
Now that his career in Flushing seems to have come to a close, most fans agree that he is the best shortstop in team history, and one of the best players to ever wear the orange and blue.
9) Sid Fernandez: 1983-1997 (Career Mets WAR: 27.7)
Career Stats (15 years): 382 Games Started, 162 Wins, 3.80 ERA, 1,974 Ks
Mets Stats (10 years): 213 Games Started, 95 Wins, 3.42 ERA, 1,106 Ks
Longtime fans remember Sid Fernandez for his unorthodox delivery and elite strikeout numbers. The lefty’s ability to throw curveballs and fastballs with movement allowed him to achieve the fourth lowest hits-per-innings-pitched ratio in MLB history (behind only Nolan Ryan, Clayton Kershaw, and Sandy Koufax). He was also a part of the 1986 World Series championship team, as well as a two-time All-Star (1986, 1987).
Although forgotten by some who didn’t see the team play in the1980s, he’s one of the best pitchers in franchise history.