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FLUSHING, NY - 1983: Tom Seaver of the New York Mets delivers a pitch during a game in 1983 at Shea Stadium in Flushing, Quenns, New York. (Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
FLUSHING, NY - 1983: Tom Seaver of the New York Mets delivers a pitch during a game in 1983 at Shea Stadium in Flushing, Quenns, New York. (Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: Kelly Johnson #55 of the New York Mets in action against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on September 23, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Phillies 10-5. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets Second Basemen

The second base position is the place that seems to be like the Bermuda Triangle for the Mets. It’s where skills seem to vanish. Just ask Felix Millan, Juan Samuel, Carlos Baerga, Roberta Alomar, Luis Castillo. They were some pretty good second basemen…that is…until they came to the Mets. Then there are a couple of second basemen who were a tad successful and made a return trip…albeit short.

Kelly Johnson (55) helped the Mets down the stretch in 2015 after being acquired from the Braves. He came up with some clutch base hits and solid defense in pressure situations, a great acquisition. He went back to the Braves to start the 2016 season, only to come back to the Mets again for the 2016 stretch run…only to return again to the Braves for the start of the 2017 season and the end of his career.

Marlon Anderson (18, 23, 9) was a truly productive player who could play more than just second base.  He spent the 2005 season bouncing around the field and filling it at five different positions. He left for the 2006 season and part of the 2007 season before coming back to the Mets for a second time through the 2008 campaign. It’s amazing how the Mets did not find a way to keep him around and utilize his talents and flexibility.

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