Last year the Mets had a nice big celebration for the 50th anniversary of the franchise. This included not one, but two All-Time Team “lists” being generated. The first being the 50 Greatest Mets in Team History, and the second was an All-Time Team, selected from various candidates by a panel of Met experts (writers, broadcasters, etc).
The last time, and the first time really, this undertaking was done was in 2002, for the 40th anniversary. And it would be just an All-Time Team, but done through fan balloting, done both online at Mets.com and at Shea Stadium (fans would get rewarded with a special pack of Fleer baseball cards at the unveiling of the team prior to a game later in the season).
So, it would be interesting to see how a decade and a different, and some might argue better in terms of comprehending the task given to them, voting base changed feelings about the Mets’ All-Time Squad;
Starting with the skipper, the ballots for Manager remained unchanged with Gil Hodges, ...