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2000 NEW YORK METS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Queens,NY
Team Record:  94-68   .580
Result:   2nd in National League - East Division
Manager(s):  Bobby Valentine
General Manager:   Steve Phillips
Stadium:  Shea Stadium
Attendance:  2,820,530
Payroll:  $79,759,762
Playoffs:  Lost World Series (Yankees)

New York Mets affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Rickey Henderson (41)
Youngest Player:  Grant Roberts (22)
Longest Tenure:  John Franco (11)
Top Hitter:  Edgardo Alfonzo (18)
Top Pitcher:  Al Leiter (7)
Top Draft Pick:  Billy Traber (#16)

Roster Continuity:  61.96%
Top Prospect:   Alex Escobar
National League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Atlanta9567.586--
NY Mets9468.5801.0
Florida7982.49115.5
Montreal6795.41428.0
Philadelphia6597.40130.0

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 PiazzaC31$ 12,071,429  6 
Robin Ventura3B32$ 8,000,000  27 
Al LeiterP34$ 7,750,000  30 
Mike HamptonP27$ 5,750,000  84 
Bobby JonesP30$ 5,366,667   
Derek BellRF-CF31$ 5,000,000   
Rick ReedP34$ 4,375,000   
Todd Zeile3B-1B34$ 4,333,333   
Edgardo Alfonzo3B-2B26$ 4,225,000   
Darryl HamiltonCF-RF35$ 3,633,333   
Armando BenitezP27$ 3,437,500   
John FrancoP39$ 3,350,000   
Mike BordickSS34$ 3,000,000   
Rey OrdonezSS27$ 2,250,000   
Dennis CookP37$ 2,200,000   
Turk WendellP33$ 2,050,014   
Rickey HendersonLF-OF41$ 2,000,000   
Lenny Harris3B-2B35$ 1,100,000   
Pat MahomesP29$ 750,000   
Rick WhiteP31$ 610,000   
Rich RodriguezP37$ 600,000   
Kurt AbbottSS-2B31$ 500,000   
Todd PrattC33$ 500,000   
Matt Franco1B-3B30$ 462,500   
Jon NunnallyRF-CF28$ 260,000   
Bubba TrammellRF-LF28$ 253,000   
Benny AgbayaniLF-RF28$ 220,000   
Jorge Velandia2B-SS25$ 219,500   
Jay PaytonCF-LF27$ 215,000   
Melvin Mora3B28$ 210,000   
Eric CammackP24$ 175,000   
Mark Johnson1B32$ 175,000   
Bobby JonesP28$ 175,000   
Mike KinkadeLF-1B27$ 175,000   
David LambSS-2B25$ 175,000   
Jim MannP25$ 175,000   
Joe McEwingLF-2B27$ 175,000   
Ryan McGuire1B-LF28$ 175,000   
Timo PerezLF25$ 175,000   
Bill PulsipherP26$ 175,000   
Jerrod RigganP26$ 175,000   
Grant RobertsP22$ 175,000   
Glendon RuschP25$ 175,000   
Dennis SpringerP35$ 175,000   
Jorge Toca1B-LF25$ 175,000   
Jason TynerLF-CF23$ 175,000   
Vance WilsonC27$ 175,000   


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