Poll: Which Mets-related guy do you want to be?

I wanna be Bob Dylan
Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky
When everybody love you
Oh! Son, that’s just about as funky as you can be!

The magic wand is out today and it’s going to grant you your biggest baseball wish. Well, you know, within reason. Aw, shoot, let me just tell you what your choices are.

1. Pete Alonso – yes, you get to be the young star with the world at his feet. Nothing but opportunity lies ahead. But you’re also not a made man yet. It could all blow up in your face.

2. Yoenis Cespedes – You have an extensive collection of terrific cars, a ranch you’re passionate about and more than enough money to live the life you want. But you’re on the downside of your baseball career and are coming off very serious injuries. The public doubts your ability to come back and while people respect what you’ve done, the word “beloved” has never been mentioned in conjunction with your name. But a healthy season in 2020 where you drive the team to the championship could give you that one missing thing.

3. Luis Rojas – After years of being a company man, the big boss puts you in charge of the signature product line. You may not be in your 20s anymore but you’re one of the youngest guys currently to have the prestigious position that you do. You do well, you’re a made man and can write your ticket. You stumble, you still can be a company man somewhere else and still get a shot – perhaps older and wiser – at the top with a competitor.

4. Brodie Van Wagenen – You’re a millionaire with Ken-doll looks and you’re in complete control of your destiny. Your team has a reasonable shot at the playoffs and if/when you make the postseason you have the front-line pitching to match up with anyone. You win and bring a championship to the Mets for the first time in 30+ years, you’re considered royalty. If you don’t win, it’s a shrug of the shoulders from the rest of the world. Tremendous upside, very little downside – other than having to play golf with the younger Wilpon.

5. Jeff Wilpon – You’re the COO of the Mets and you’re the one they’re going to hand the World Series trophy to on live television. You’re also a VP or some such similar title in your dad’s other business ventures and you’ve got a cushy job in all of them. You’re wealthy by almost any definition of the word and if your dad sells the Mets and you invest wisely, you could end up being a billionaire. You’re also generally disliked by everyone and considered to be incompetent by the masses. But you wipe your tears with $1,000 bills.

Which Mets-related guy do you want to be?

  • Pete Alonso (38%, 8 Votes)
  • Luis Rojas (19%, 4 Votes)
  • Jeff Wilpon (19%, 4 Votes)
  • Brodie Van Wagenen (14%, 3 Votes)
  • Yoenis Cespedes (10%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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20 comments for “Poll: Which Mets-related guy do you want to be?

  1. February 21, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Pete Alonso Google Matt Harvey
    Yoenis Cespedes look up Rusney Castillo
    Luis Rojas Google Terry Collins
    Brodie Van Wagenen try not to emulate Tony LaRussa
    Jeff Wilpon please meet your secret twin Jim Dolan.
    As for voting I choose none of the above

    • February 21, 2020 at 10:38 am

      It’s ridiculous to compare Cespedes to Castillo and Rojas to Collins

  2. February 21, 2020 at 10:49 am

    My Rojas comparison was because of their low cost manager for the Mets. My Cespedes comparison was because of Hispanic players affinity for outlandish things that they seem to splurge on that comes back to bite them in their collective butts(some more tragically than others) I know and understand growing up in poverty stricken Cuba that you would want a better life here in USA. and having the opportunity one may go a bit overboard and excessive.

  3. February 21, 2020 at 10:53 am

    I was not comparing Cespedes baseball skills. More of the Latino off the field off season mishaps. Cespedes is miles ahead of Castillo in player ability.

    • February 21, 2020 at 11:06 am

      But they’re nowhere near compatible in where it matters – the chance to cement their legacy with a big year. If you choose Cespedes in this poll, you’re choosing money, status and the chance to be a beloved part of Mets history, where someone will write a song about you in 50 years.

      • JImO
        February 21, 2020 at 6:27 pm

        Oh well hell…I can get you a song within 60 days.

  4. Chris F
    February 21, 2020 at 11:00 am

    52 – set for life baby!

    nice job getting CC in. ill be singing that all day!

  5. February 21, 2020 at 11:31 am

    The only song I think we’ll hear in 50 years is a tragic love ballad to Met die hard fans. Its our destiny in life.

  6. José
    February 21, 2020 at 11:52 am

    My choice is Theo Epstein. He’s got the $, the looks, the education, the baseball savvy, the understanding of modern baseball metrics, the eternal veneration of long-suffering fans in Chi-Town and BeanTown, and yet is so likable as a human that no one resents him for his exceptional qualities

  7. February 21, 2020 at 11:58 am


  8. February 21, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    BVW because he has the hottest wife.

  9. February 21, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    To go along with new ownership Dan!
    New owners
    New GM
    New hope

  10. February 21, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Pete, I love you, but boy you’re completely missing the point.

    • February 21, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      I know Brian. But none of the choices are important to me.

      • February 21, 2020 at 2:21 pm

        So you’re being intentionally like this. Please stop. If you don’t care, don’t comment.

  11. February 21, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    I voted for Brodie. If the text next to his name wasn’t enough, Dan’s comment clinched it.

  12. JImO
    February 21, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Nobody wants to be Jeff Wilpon….not even him.

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