1) NY Mets Best Outfield Trios: Kevin McReynolds, Lenny Dykstra/Mookie Wilson, Darryl Strawberry
Our number one outfield trio had probably the most sustained success of any on this list even if it wasn’t all that long.
In the post-World Series days of the Mets, the team remained competitive. A huge reason for it was how awesome their outfield trio was.
Lenny Dykstra and Mookie Wilson were still sharing a lot of time in center field. Darryl Strawberry remained in right field as one of the league’s best home run threats. The big difference was the presence of Kevin McReynolds in left field. He gave the Mets home run pop, run production, and stability at a position where they didn’t always have it.
This trio enjoyed the majority of its success in 1987 and 1988. In 1989, it ended when the Mets traded Dykstra and Wilson away in separate deals. Before that happened, they got to enjoy a trip to the NLCS in a season where Strawberry finished second and McReynolds finished third in the MVP vote. Combined, they drove in 200 runs and stole 50 bases.
Add in what Dykstra and Wilson were able to provide with speed and everything else they did well, we have our greatest outfield trio to ever call Shea Stadium or Citi Field home.
Which other outfield trios do you think deserve some consideration?