This was originally posted two years ago on January 11, 2011, and was written by the brilliant Ed Leyro. With all the fuss about the Mets outfield these days, I thought this was a nice reminder that at least where right field is concerned, it’s been 22 years and we still haven’t found a suitable replacement for Darryl Strawberry. So grab a hot cup of your favorite brew, pull up a chair, forget about the cold and blustery weather, and enjoy another edition of MMO Flashback.
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Ask any Mets fan who the greatest rightfielder in franchise history is and before you get to the word “franchise”, you’ll get your answer – Darryl Strawberry. Now ask them who the best rightfielder is after the Straw Man and you’ll hear crickets.
It’s no surprise that no one can name the second best rightfielder in Mets history. After all, since Darryl planted his Strawberry Patch and claimed the position for his own, the Mets have auditioned a plethora of candidates for the job and none of them ...