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Raphael Ramirez

Worst prospects of 2015: Raphael Ramirez

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…


Branden Kaupe

Worst Prospects of 2015: Branden Kaupe

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…


Satoru Komiyama

Bad Free Agent Signings: Satoru Komiyama

On December 1, 2001, the Mets sign star Japanese pitcher Satoru Komiyama to a 1-year contract for $500,000. The 36-year-old Komiyama was a 7-time All-Star in Japan with the Lotte Orions/Chiba Lotte Marines and Yokohama Bay Stars. Komiyama career record was below .500 in Japan. He was a disaster in…


Tom Glavine

Bad Free Agent Signings: Tom Glavine

On December 8, 2002, the Mets’ offer of 3 guaranteed years for $35 million, plus options for a fourth year as his best option for reaching 300 wins. His new contract with the Mets was worth between $35-42 million. Tom Glavine, one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball…


New York Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer (23) misplays a ball after it bounced off the outfield wall in New York, June 30, 2015. (AP Photo)

Bad Free Agent Signings: Michael Cuddyer

Michael Cuddyer is a great guy and was a terrific player. Great with the media and fans doing tricks with kids on Citi Vision. But no longer great at the plate and in the outfield. On November 10, 2014, the Mets signed the longtime pal of Mets captain David Wright….


Kazuo Matsui

Bad Free Agent Signings: Kaz Matsui

On December 10, 2003, the New York Mets signed Japanese infielder Kaz Matsui to a three-year, $20.1 million deal. The Mets meant the move to be their answer to the Yanks’ signing the previous year of Hideki Matsui. In Japan, Matsui had displayed speed, power and durability, and was a…


Roger Cedeno

Bad Free Agent Signings: Roger Cedeno

In 1999, New York Mets outfielder Roger Cedeno hit .313, with an on base percentage of .396, and a slugging percentage of .408. They would all turn out to be career bests. Following the season, on December 11, the Mets traded Cedeno to the Houston Astros. After two seasons, the…


New York Mets right fielder Bobby Bonilla drops a fly ball for an error in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies in New York, April 8, 1993. (AP Photo)

Bad Free Agent Signings: Bobby Bonilla

The New York Mets decided to test the free-agent waters before the 1992 season. The Mets whose five-year $29 million contract made Bobby Bonilla, eventually won the highest-paid player in baseball history a hectic bidding war. The deal seemed like a match made in heaven. The rebuilding Mets had added…


New York Mets outfielder Vince Coleman stands outside the batting cage at at spring training camp in Port St. Lucie on March 3, 1991. (AP Photo)

Bad Free Agent Signings: Vince Coleman

St. Louis Cardinals speedster Vince Coleman signed with the Mets after the 1990 season via free agency, signing a four-year, $11.95 million contract. However, his career took a quick downward spiral. Coleman missed 215 games (out of a possible 486) due to numerous injuries and suspensions. Apparently the Cardinals knew…


New York Mets left fielder Jason Bay loses the ball at the outfield wall for an error at Turner Field in Atlanta, April 18, 2012. (REUTERS)

Bad Free Agent Signings: Jason Bay

On December 29, 2009, Jason Bay agreed to a four-year, $66 million contract with the New York Mets, which also included a vesting option for a fifth year. Bay won the 2004 National League Rookie of the Year award with the Pirates and was a three-time All-Star. In 2009 with…