Current Mets with potential for GOAT status at their position
By Tim Boyle
Are there any future GOATs at their respective position currently on the New York Mets roster?
The term GOAT is all over the sports world these days. An acronym for Greatest of All Time, it’s not too relevant in New York Mets history. We have Tom Seaver to thank for this. He is, without a doubt, the greatest to ever wear the orange and blue.
However, we can look beyond just the entire franchise and narrow it down position-by-position. There isn’t much debate at most spots. Sometime in the future, we may even see some current Mets take the title.
That’s right. Some of the Mets currently employed could become a GOAT at their respective position. Who are they, what will it take, and who will they ultimately need to pass to make it all happen?
Mets with GOAT potential – Pete Alonso
The greatest first baseman in Mets history is Keith Hernandez. It’s not much of a debate. He won multiple Gold Gloves, competed for MVPs, and helped reshape the franchise in the 1980s.
Behind Hernandez, there are plenty of other men who gave the Mets some incredibly productive years. John Olerud comes to mind.
Someday, if everything goes as planned, Pete Alonso could take on the GOAT status as the greatest first baseman in Mets history.
Alonso delighted us with his 53 home run campaign in 2019. This was just the beginning of what many are hoping is a historic career filled with long home runs, loads of RBI, and passion for baseball.
In order for Alonso to become the greatest first baseman in Mets history, he’s going to need to set some more franchise records—or at least compete for them.
Alonso is already in the record books for what he did in his first year. Even if he never hits 50 home runs again, the powerful Polar Bear can easily become the top slugger to ever play for the team in Flushing.
Out of everyone on this list, Alonso is the man most likely to become a GOAT at his position. However, there are two others with a legitimate shot.