New York Mets Top Five Rivalries Of All-Time

Ron Frehm, AP
Ron Frehm, AP

The New York Mets currently have a fierce rivalry with the Washington Nationals, but is it one of the five best in franchise history? 

54 years of New York Mets baseball have passed, and some intense rivalries have unfolded along the way.

No, they may not have had any as long as the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, or as storied as the Dodgers and Giants, but several fiery battles have earned recognition over the years.

It’s no secret that the Washington Nationals are currently their biggest foe, but does that warrant a place in the top five? Bryce Harper‘s style of play alone makes a strong case to loathe the Nats.

From the heat of pennant races, postseason showdowns, and on field brawls, the Mets and their fans understand what makes a rivalry. Think about the long list of villains: Roger Clemens, Chipper Jones, Jimmy Rollins, John Rocker, etc (Mr. Harper is likely to appear on this list soon).

The Mets are no strangers to a heated battle, but which ones rank as the five best?

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