Braden Looper

Looper Sucks!

In January 2004, Braden Looper signed with the New York Mets as a free agent and had his best season to date going 2-5 with 29 saves and a 2.70 ERA. However, Looper had many crucial blown saves during the 2005 season, including blown saves on Opening Day, in a…

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New York Mets starter Pedro Astacio delivers a pitch during their spring training game against the Houston Astros, Saturday, March 16, 2002 in Port St. Lucie, Fla.  (AP Photo)

Bad Free Agent Signings: Pedro Astacio

Before signing Pedro Martínez in 2005, the Mets signed another Dominican pitcher named Pedro with a bum arm on Dec. 16, 2001. Pedro Astacio was famous for his ability to surrender the long ball. He started out strong for the Mets and did not get a deserved All-Star nod in…


New York Mets' Rickey Henderson, left, is picked off of first base by San Francisco Giants first baseman J.T. Snow (6) in the seventh inning, Sept. 7, 1999 at Shea Stadium in New York.  (AP Photo)

Bad Free Agent Signings: Rickey Henderson

In December 1998, Rickey Henderson joined his sixth club, the New York Mets, as a free agent. The following year was filled with ups and downs for the future Hall of Famer. He exceeded all expectations — batting .315, getting on base at a .423 clip, and stealing 37 bases…


Oswald Caraballo

Worst Prospects of 2015: Oswald Caraballo

Every year the experts at Baseball America and MLB Pipeline compile their lists of the top 100 prospects in the minors and the top 20 for each major league team. Some of these players do make the show, but many never make it out of low minors. While Mets fans…


Kingsport Mets Connor Buchmann throws in a game on June 30, 2015. (Bill Setliff)

Worst Prospects of 2015: Connor Buchmann

Every year the experts at Baseball America and MLB Pipeline compile their lists of the top 100 prospects in the minors and the top 20 for each major league team. Some of these players do make the show, but many never make it out of low minors. While Mets fans…


Luis Carreno

Worst Prospects of 2015: Luis Carreno

Every year the experts at Baseball America and MLB Pipeline compile their lists of the top 100 prospects in the minors and the top 20 for each major league team. Some of these players do make the show, but many never make it out of low minors. While Mets fans…


Jose Celas

Worst Prospects of 2015: Jose Celas

Every year the experts at Baseball America and MLB Pipeline compile their lists of the top 100 prospects in the minors and the top 20 for each major league team. Some of these players do make the show, but many never make it out of low minors. While Mets fans…


Dionis Rodriguez

Worst Prospects of 2015: Dionis Rodriguez

Every year the experts at Baseball America and MLB Pipeline compile their lists of the top 100 prospects in the minors and the top 20 for each major league team. Some of these players do make the show, but many never make it out of low minors. While Mets fans…


Gilbert Gomez

Worst Prospects of 2015: Gilbert Gomez

Every year the experts at Baseball America and MLB Pipeline compile their lists of the top 100 prospects in the minors and the top 20 for each major league team. Some of these players do make the show, but many never make it out of low minors. While Mets fans…


Binghamton Mets Eudy Pina (1) strikes out swinging in the eighth inning against the Reading Fightin' Phils at NYSEG Stadium on  June 7, 2015. (Gordon Donovan)

Worst Prospects of 2015: Eudy Pina

Every year the experts at Baseball America and MLB Pipeline compile their lists of the top 100 prospects in the minors and the top 20 for each major league team. Some of these players do make the show, but many never make it out of low minors. While Mets fans…