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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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SAN FRANCISCO – AUGUST 22: Shortstop Rey Ordonez #10 of the New York Mets kneels on second base during the MLB game against the San Francisco Giants on August 22, 2002 at Pacific Bell Park in San Francisco, California. The Giants won 3-1. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

All-time best Mets shortstops five years from now

The position many of us have been waiting for! Shortstop is the shallowest position of any in Mets history. After Jose Reyes, we start to find flawed players.

The Mets do have a guy on their current roster very worthy of joining the top five. Francisco Lindor can do it with just one monster season in 2021. Within the next five seasons, though, how far can we expect him to go?

Let’s go to our sources and find out what they believe.

Matt
1. Francisco Lindor
2. Jose Reyes
3. Rey Ordonez
4. Bud Harrelson
5. Kevin Elster

Elizabeth
1. Jose Reyes
2. Francisco Lindor
3. Rey Ordonez
4. Bud Harrelson
5. Amed Rosario

Michael
1. Francisco Lindor
2. Jose Reyes
3. Bud Harrelson
4. Rey Ordonez
5. Jose Vizcaino

It’s tough to debate any of these lists as they are all pretty much the same. The main difference is we find Matt and Michael believing Lindor becomes number one while Elizabeth has him at number two within the next five years. Five seasons may not be enough for him to become the greatest shortstop in Mets history so I understand her thinking.

The middle of the list includes Rey Ordonez and Bud Harrelson in either order. I can’t really argue about placing them in either spot.

It’s the fifth spot that intrigues me most. We get Kevin Elster, Amed Rosario, and Jose Vizcaino in the chat for this. None of the three are top-five worthy but who else could you possible pick?

The big takeaway here is that all three think Lindor stays in New York for the long haul. If there’s one thing from this list I think all fans want to see come true, it’s that.

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