There has been little talk about the fact that it is the 25th anniversary of the Mets 1986 World Series victory. It is time to change that.

After reading a great piece by Stephen Meyer comparing two of the best Yankees teams in the franchise’s history, I decided that it would be a good idea to do something similar with the Mets.

With this being the anniversary year, the 1986 Mets team seems to be an obvious choice for this piece. In addition, they were one of the best Mets teams of all time.

The 2000 Mets were one of the franchise’s best teams in recent history. Led by Mike Piazza, the team lost to the Yankees in the World Series.

This article will serve as the grounds for a hypothetical match-up between two of the best teams in franchise history. It will be broken down position by position and each players year will be treated in a vacuum. By this I mean that only their numbers from 1986 and 2000 will be important in this analysis.

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