Best Mets Of All Time: No. 65 Robert Gsellman

In 2016, the Mets pitchers were falling by the wayside. The team was already in a precarious position in terms of the Wild Card race, and they desperately needed an arm or two to step up and help the Mets stay afloat. One of those arms was Robert Gsellman.

Starting with this debut, Gsellman would go 4-2 with a 2.42 ERA in seven starts and one relief appearance that season. One interesting tidbit about that season was he was dealing with a torn labrum in his non-pitching shoulder limiting him to bunt attempts. Despite, that in his last start of the season, he would actually get his first Major League hit.

When Gsellman made his Mets debut, the Mets were 4.5 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second Wild Card. After that first relief appearance, the Mets were 3.5 games back. When Gsellman picked up his third win of the season, the Mets had a one game lead over the San Francisco Giants for the top Wild Card spot, and that’s where the Mets would be in his final start of the year.

Many expected Gsellman’s career to take off from that point, but that didn’t quite happen. In front of a poor Mets defense, the sinkerball pitcher would struggle in 2017 as a starter leading to the team moving him into the bullpen. In the bullpen, Gsellman has had some great stretches.

Gsellman opened the 2018 season as a reliever, and he was great at the start. Over the first month of the season, he was 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA. He’d struggle to handle the workload not just of a reliever, but also Mickey Callaway going to the whip with him. Gsellman would rebound to have a strong August before tiring the rest of the way.

Again, Gsellman got out to a good start in 2019. Looking over his splits, he was good in every month he pitched but June. While he rebounded in July, he began to strain under the workload, and he missed the rest of the season with a triceps injury. Despite having the injury, Gsellman did all he could do to try to get back on the mound to have the same impact in 2019 as he did in 2016. Unfortunately, he could not make it back.

Through it all, Gsellman has proven himself to be a Major League caliber reliever, and someone who could still yet make an impact in the rotation again. He helped push the Mets into the 2016 postseason. Overall, he has established himself as the best Mets player to ever wear the number 65.


1.Mookie Wilson
2.Mackey Sasser
3. Curtis Granderson
4. Lenny Dykstra
5. David Wright
6. Wally Backman
7. Jose Reyes
8. Gary Carter

9. Todd Hundley
10. Rey Ordonez
11. Wayne Garrett
12. John Stearns

13. Edgardo Alfonzo
14. Gil Hodges
15. Carlos Beltran

16. Dwight Gooden
17. Keith Hernandez
18. Darryl Strawberry

19. Bob Ojeda
20. Howard Johnson
21. Cleon Jones
22. Al Leiter
23. Bernard Gilkey
24. Art Shamsky

25. Pedro Feliciano
26. Terry Leach
27. Jeurys Familia
28. Daniel Murphy

29. Frank Viola
30. Michael Conforto
31. Mike Piazza

32. Jon Matlack
33. Matt Harvey

34. Noah Syndergaard
35. Rick Reed
36. Jerry Koosman
37. Casey Stengel
38. Skip Lockwood
39. Gary Gentry
40. Bartolo Colon
41. Tom Seaver

42. Ron Taylor
43. R.A. Dickey
44. David Cone
45. Tug McGraw

46. Oliver Perez
47. Jesse Orosco
48. Jacob deGrom
49. Armando Benitez
50. Sid Fernandez
51. Rick White
52. Yoenis Cespedes
53. Chad Bradford
54. T.J. Rivera
55. Orel Hershiser
56. Andres Torres
57. Johan Santana
58. Jenrry Mejia
59. Fernando Salas
60. Scott Schoeneweis
61. Dana Eveland
62. Drew Smith
63. Tim Peterson

64. Elmer Dessens

17 Replies to “Best Mets Of All Time: No. 65 Robert Gsellman”

  1. Greggofboken says:

    Oh. My. God.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      I’m guessing you’re a Doug Simmons fan

      1. Greggofboken says:

        I don’t even know where to start here. There’s… much.

        1. metsdaddy says:

          A troll lost for words. That’s a new one

          1. Greggofboken says:

            Go thou and do the same.

          2. metsdaddy says:

            I’ll leave the trolling and absence of thought to you. You’re far better at it.

  2. Mr. Belvedere says:


    1. metsdaddy says:

      Another Doug Simmons truther

  3. Greggofboken says:

    A serious question.

    Of what earthly value could a list such as this possibly have? And to have spent….however long it took you. How was that possibly a wise or diverting use of anyone’s time?

    If you have a real answer to these, I promise I’ll listen with all appropriate respect.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      It’s of far more value than your continued lame trolling efforts.

      1. Greggofboken says:

        Oh well. I guess I doubled your site traffic for the month.

        You’re welcome.

        1. metsdaddy says:

          I’m not remotely surprised that was the best jab you could muster in half an hour.

      2. Mr. Belvedere says:

        That’s not a real answer or how the writer of a blog should talk to its readers. How disrespectful.

        1. metsdaddy says:

          No, it’s not how a reader should be addressed. However, for a troll like him, it was a tame comment.

          1. Greggofboken says:

            It really was a serious question.

            I never would have even thought to answer it had I not had a certain urge to look at the 2015 schedule. Thank God that’s still up there.

          2. metsdaddy says:

            No, it wasn’t, and nothing you do is serious. It’s all pathetic trolling.

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