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NY Mets: Matching your favorite players with their ideal game show

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 03: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets reacts after hitting a two-run walk-off home run during the tenth inning against the New York Yankees at Citi Field on September 03, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets won 9-7. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 03: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets reacts after hitting a two-run walk-off home run during the tenth inning against the New York Yankees at Citi Field on September 03, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets won 9-7. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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The New York Mets have arguably one of the most dynamic clubhouses in Major League Baseball this season, and it’s fair to point out that this group of players may be the most entertaining the Mets have had in terms of personalities since 2006. As we remember that 2006 team included Jose Reyes, Pedro Martinez, Paul Lo Duca, Cliff Floyd, and Billy Wagner just to name a few.

On the 2021 Mets roster, you have enjoyable personalities such as Francisco Lindor, Noah Syndergaard, Brandon Nimmo, and Pete Alonso but the list is certainly longer than just those four players. In honor of the Mets having all of these fun personalities on their roster this season, I thought it’d be interesting to match a few of these players to the game show they would have the most success on.

Let’s get started below.

Mets pitchers Noah Syndergaard & Robert Gsellman: Supermarket Sweep

Both Noah Syndergaard and Robert Gsellman are best friends who are always seemingly hanging out with one another on social media and providing Mets fans with funny content. Syndergaard has posted numerous times on his Instagram story this spring, red meat deliveries that both he and Gsellman have been receiving, which makes this pairing perfect. Could you imagine how amusing it would be to see Gsellman and Syndergaard racing around a grocery store with shopping carts? With as much red meat as they have delivered to their residence, you would assume that they would probably understand more than any of their counterparts that filling up their shopping carts with as much protein as possible would net them a victory.

Francisco Lindor: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Francisco Lindor is one of the more bubbly personalities on the Mets roster and appreciates the spotlight shining brightly on him. That also doesn’t go without saying that Lindor has a history of playing practical jokes in the clubhouse, as well as joking around with his fellow teammates and the media. This improv game show would give Lindor the spotlight he covets while simply being himself in an intimate setting. To watch Lindor reenact his teammates or bust out in song and dance would be must-see television.

Brandon Nimmo: Survivor

Let’s be honest if there was any player on the Mets’ current roster that I was going to be stranded on an island with for a period of time, I’m taking the guy from Wyoming with me on my tribe. Nimmo is an avid hunter and grew up in the wide-open spaces of Wyoming, which seems exactly like the type of person who could live off the land if he needed to. In addition to his tactical skills, Nimmo’s upbeat and optimistic personality of tackling any potential adversity is also what would ultimately make him a strong contender to win this show.

Jacob deGrom: Fear Factor

Jacob deGrom may be the most even-keeled player on the entire Mets roster, and let’s face it, most of the time batters step into the box against deGrom it could be equated as Fear Factor for the hitter. I can’t think of a hitter off of the top of my head who doesn’t dread digging into the batter’s box against deGrom. On the opposite side of the coin, you never see deGrom get rattled regardless of the situation, and he even publicly mentioned before the 2015 All-Star game that out of all of the batters he could face he wanted to face Mike Trout the most. Whew. There is no fear in any part of deGrom’s game that would make him the best candidate to win Fear Factor while not even flinching an inch.

Pete Alonso: Hell’s Kitchen

Pete Alonso has been known to have an affinity for the kitchen which makes this game show pairing all the more perfect. Alonso, who claims he could be a food critic, also loves experimenting in the kitchen. Having the Polar Bear and Gordon Ramsey in the same room in a high-stakes cooking environment would be quite the viewing experience as both have very intense personalities. Alonso’s current culinary experiences would certainly give him an upper hand on the rest of the competition of this show.

Trevor May & Marcus Stroman: Beat Shazam

It’s no secret that both Marcus Stroman and Trevor May both have passions outside the game of baseball that revolve around music. Trevor May goes by DJ MAZR and has a strong affinity for electronic music, while Stroman has co-starred in a music video with the rapper, “Mike” (formerly known as Mike Stud), as well as performed on tour with him. What would be better than to see both players put their musical knowledge to the test against two other competing teams? Not much in my opinion, as both of their colorful personalities would bring a high sense of energy and laughs to an already fun game show that’s hosted by Jamie Foxx.

Taijuan Walker: The Price Is Right

Walker had recently announced on Twitter that he was a “crypto-fanatic” and he is the first Major League Baseball player involved with NFT (Non-fungible token) with the recent art piece that he is auctioning off to benefit the Mets Foundation. With all of that being said, Walker knows his economics which makes him the perfect candidate to “come on down” and compete on television’s longest-running game show. If there is a player on the Mets roster that understands monetary value on retail items, I’m placing my bet on Walker who seems to have mastered the value of the cryptocurrency which seems more complex and a level above than understanding how much that brand new car cost.

Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto, Dominic Smith, Seth Lugo, David Peterson: Family Feud

Rounding out our list of shows, I found it appropriate to round up five homegrown members of our beloved franchise and have them compete on Family Feud. Considering all five players came up through the same Minor League pipeline I found it fitting to include all of them in this nationally renowned game show. There certainly would be plenty of amusement involved with this group of guys participating against another team to name the popular responses to survey questions with humorous host Steve Harvey. I have a hunch that “the survey says” this team would be a winner.

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