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NY Mets best players at each position five years from now

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) National League All-Star David Wright of the New York Mets greets baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver after the pair combined for the ceremonial first pitch before the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The American League defeated the National League 3-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) National League All-Star David Wright of the New York Mets greets baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver after the pair combined for the ceremonial first pitch before the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The American League defeated the National League 3-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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QUEENS, NY – 1983: Pitcher Tom Seaver #41 of the New York Mets pitches at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York in 1983. (Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos)

Who wants to borrow our crystal ball? We looked into the future of the New York Mets and can tell you a few things will change in the next five seasons in regards to who is the best at each position in franchise history.

A subjective endeavor, I asked three fellow Rising Apple writers for their thoughts not only as to who they believe belongs in the top five at each position right now but also who they believe will climb the ladder over the next five years. What will it look like and how much will change?

It’s 2026. Who are the greatest Mets players at each position? Matt Cacace, Elizabeth Muratore, and Michael Carballeira have the answers.

All-time best Mets pitchers five years from now

It’s going to take a lot to knock Tom Seaver off the pedestal as the greatest Mets pitcher of all-time; a lot more than five years. Let’s review our lists:

Matt
1. Tom Seaver
2. Jacob deGrom
3. Dwight Gooden
4. Jerry Koosman
5. Sid Fernandez

Elizabeth
1. Tom Seaver
2. Jacob deGrom
3. Dwight Gooden
4. Jerry Koosman
5. Sid Fernandez

Michael
1. Tom Seaver
2. Jacob deGrom
3. Dwight Gooden
4. Jerry Koosman
5. David Cone

Surprising or not, the three guinea pigs for my test all had a nearly exact projection. They don’t think much will change in the next five years other than Jacob deGrom will continue to solidify himself as the second-greatest pitcher in Mets history.

Matt and Elizabeth both submitted the same list. The one difference came from Michael who ranked David Cone at number five instead of Sid Fernandez.

There’s no right or wrong answer. What we do know is that not much will happen to change anyone’s opinion on the mound. And I agree. Whichever way you rank them, nobody new is crawling into the top five.

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