Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 6/20/13
This is my second article in an occasional series in which I will look at the way that a single franchise has filled a single position over the course of time: stars and stopgaps, free agents and trades, hot prospects and positional conversions. Last time, I examined Atlanta Braves centerfielders. This week, I will look at another up-the-middle position for another National League team, as I take a look at the way that the New York Mets have filled their keystone, second base. The difference between the two teams is stark. The Braves filled center field with brilliant draftees like Dale Murphy and Andruw Jones and a succession of mostly successful trades, but the Mets’ second base has been a 30-year revolving door. Here’s how it looks: 1983: Brian Giles (a different one) 1984-1985: mostly Wally Backman 1986-1988: Wally Backman/Tim Teufel 1989: mostly Gregg Jefferies, some Tim Teufel 1990: mostly Gregg Jefferies, some Tim Teufel and Tom Herr 1991: Gregg Jefferies, Tom Herr, Keith Miller 1992:
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