Mojo Rising Bracket: (2) Edgardo Alfonzo vs. (10) Benny Agbayani
(2) Edgardo Alfonzo – Best second baseman in Mets history in addition to being one of the best third baseman. Part of the best defensive infield in history. First Mets player to ever go 6-for-6. Homered in the first inning of the Mets first ever NLDS game, and he hit a grand slam off Bobby Chouinard in that game to give the Mets the victory. All-Star in 2000. Hit .444/.565/.611 in the 2000 NLCS. Last Mets player to ever record a World Series base hit in Shea Stadium. Led the 2019 Brooklyn Cyclones to their first ever outright New York-Penn League title.
(10) Benny Agbayani – Like Sid Fernandez, the native Hawaiian wore the number 50. Set a record in 1999 with 10 homers in his first 73 at-bats. Outlasted the competition to not only stay on the 2000 roster but become an everyday left fielder. That began with his Sayonara Slam in the first regular season series ever played in Japan. Hit a walk-off homer in the 13th inning of Game 3 of the NLDS. Hit a game winning double in Game 3 of the World Series. Greeted with chants of “Benny” and Mets grasped onto the “Benny and the Mets” riff on the Elton John hit.