It’s a little-known fact that the Mets have a special wing of their team hall of fame. It’s reserved for players who meet the following criteria:
A player who puts up awesome numbers every year until the exact moment he puts on a Mets uniform.
It’s called the Roberto Alomar Wing of the Mets Hall of Fame. It’s not for every bad trade or free-agent signing. It’s not for a player the Mets acquired who was obviously past his prime. It’s only for the most dramatic examples of a player whose career takes a nose dive as soon as he dons a Mets jersey.
The committee in charge of the Roberto Alomar Wing of the Mets Hall of Fame will keep a close eye on Jason Bay this year. He’s virtually a lock as it is, but if he happens to pull off a miracle season, the committee might change its mind. It will be one of the more intriguing storylines of 2012.
With that said, here are the current members of the Roberto Alomar Wing of the Mets Hall of Fame.
Roberto Alomar – The inaugural member. Alomar was well on his way to a hall of fame career (he would eventually be inducted into Cooperstown in 2011) when he came to the Mets in 2002. He had hit over .300 9 out of his 14 seasons in the majors up until that point. The only time he finished the season with a batting average under .280 was in his rookie season, when he batted .266. In 2001, he hit .336 with 20 HRs, 100 RBIs, and a career-high .956 OPS.
Then he became a Met.