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1998 NEW YORK METS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Queens,NY
Team Record:  88-74   .543
Result:   2nd in National League - East Division
Manager(s):  Bobby Valentine
General Manager:   Steve Phillips
Stadium:  Shea Stadium
Attendance:  2,287,948
Payroll:  $49,559,665
Playoffs:  -

New York Mets affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Tony Phillips (39)
Youngest Player:  Preston Wilson (23)
Longest Tenure:  John Franco, Todd Hundley (9)
Top Hitter:  John Olerud (8)
Top Pitcher:  Al Leiter (4)
Top Draft Pick:  Jason Tyner (#21)

Roster Continuity:  66.56%
National League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Atlanta10656.654--
NY Mets8874.54318.0
Philadelphia7587.46331.0
Montreal6597.40141.0
Florida54108.33352.0

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 
Mike PiazzaC29$ 8,000,000  11 
Bernard GilkeyLF31$ 5,050,000  53 
Todd HundleyC29$ 4,925,000  67 
Carlos Baerga2B29$ 4,749,999  75 
Mel RojasP31$ 4,583,333  79 
Brian McRaeCF30$ 3,850,000   
John Olerud1B29$ 3,750,000   
Willie BlairP32$ 3,250,000   
Bobby JonesP28$ 3,116,667   
Al LeiterP32$ 3,000,000   
John FrancoP37$ 2,900,000   
Hideo NomoP29$ 2,800,000   
Greg McMichaelP31$ 1,900,000   
Edgardo Alfonzo3B-2B24$ 1,750,000   
Rich BeckerCF-RF26$ 1,550,000   
Rick ReedP32$ 1,375,000   
Dave MlickiP30$ 1,250,000   
Armando ReynosoP32$ 1,250,000   
Masato YoshiiP33$ 1,075,000   
Jorge FabregasC28$ 1,050,000   
Dennis CookP35$ 850,000   
Lenny Harris3B-2B33$ 775,000   
Turk WendellP31$ 661,500   
Tony Phillips2B-LF39$ 560,000   
John HudekP31$ 499,000   
Rick WilkinsC31$ 425,000   
Brian BohanonP29$ 350,000   
Rey OrdonezSS25$ 320,000   
Butch HuskeyRF-1B26$ 300,000   
Craig Paquette3B-LF29$ 300,000   
Todd PrattC31$ 300,000   
Tim SpehrC31$ 285,000   
Jermaine AllensworthCF26$ 260,000   
Jim Tatum1B-3B30$ 225,000   
Matt Franco1B-3B28$ 202,500   
Alberto CastilloC28$ 192,500   
Benny AgbayaniLF-RF26$ 170,000   
Rigo BeltranP28$ 170,000   
Brad ClontzP27$ 170,000   
Shawn GilbertLF-2B33$ 170,000   
Todd Haney2B32$ 170,000   
Mike KinkadeLF-1B25$ 170,000   
Wayne KirbyRF-CF34$ 170,000   
Luis LopezSS-2B27$ 170,000   
Ralph Milliard2B24$ 170,000   
Jay PaytonCF-LF25$ 170,000   
Bill PulsipherP24$ 170,000   
Jeff TamP27$ 170,000   
Preston WilsonCF23$ 170,000   


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