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1996 NEW YORK METS

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Queens,NY
Team Record:  71-91   .438
Result:   4th in National League - East Division
Manager(s):  Dallas Green, Bobby Valentine
General Manager:   Joe McIlvaine
Stadium:  Shea Stadium
Attendance:  1,588,323
Payroll:  $23,456,500
Playoffs: Season in progress

New York Mets affiliate history
Oldest Player:  John Franco (35)
Youngest Player:  Edgardo Alfonzo (22)
Longest Tenure:  John Franco, Todd Hundley (7)
Top Hitter:  Lance Johnson (8)
Top Pitcher:  Bobby Jones (30)
Top Draft Pick:  Rob Stratton (#13)

Roster Continuity:  61.54%
Top Prospect:   Paul Wilson
National League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Atlanta9666.593--
Montreal8874.5438.0
Florida8082.49416.0
NY Mets7191.43825.0
Philadelphia6795.41429.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Carlos Baerga2B27$ 4,750,000  49 
Pete HarnischP29$ 3,725,000  78 
Bernard GilkeyLF29$ 2,787,500   
Lance JohnsonCF32$ 2,715,000   
John FrancoP35$ 2,600,000   
Jose VizcainoSS-2B28$ 2,200,000   
Jeff Kent2B28$ 1,960,000   
Todd HundleyC27$ 1,837,500   
Mark ClarkP28$ 1,100,000   
Doug HenryP32$ 750,000   
Brent MayneC28$ 725,000   
Alvaro EspinozaSS-3B34$ 450,000   
Bobby JonesP26$ 405,000   
Alvaro EspinozaSS-3B34$ 400,000   
Chris JonesRF-LF30$ 337,500   
Rico Brogna1B26$ 325,000   
Jerry DipotoP28$ 225,000   
Tim BogarSS-3B29$ 215,000   
Bob MacDonaldP31$ 200,000   
Blas MinorP30$ 198,000   
Dave MlickiP28$ 195,000   
Edgardo Alfonzo3B-2B22$ 180,000   
Carl EverettCF-RF25$ 178,000   
Jason IsringhausenP23$ 169,000   
Roberto Petagine1B25$ 135,000   
Andy TomberlinRF-LF29$ 130,000   
Kevin RobersonRF-LF28$ 125,000   
Paul ByrdP25$ 123,000   
Butch HuskeyRF-1B24$ 116,000   
Alberto CastilloC26$ 109,000   
Matt Franco1B-3B26$ 109,000   
Mike FyhrieP26$ 109,000   
Charlie GreeneC25$ 109,000   
Jason Hardtke2B-3B24$ 109,000   
Pedro MartinezP27$ 109,000   
Alex OchoaRF-LF24$ 109,000   
Rey OrdonezSS23$ 109,000   
Robert PersonP26$ 109,000   
Ricky TrlicekP27$ 109,000   
Derek WallaceP24$ 109,000   
Paul WilsonP23$ 109,000   


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