Bad Trades

Tom Seaver

Bad Met Trades: Tom Seaver

Are the Mets famous for trading unproven young talent for fading superstars? Or does management order the General Manager give up a star player just because he has hit his prime and wants to unload a big contract and build for the future? See how some teams and players have…

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Jim Fregosi and Nolan Ryan

Bad Met Trades: Nolan Ryan

Are the Mets famous for trading unproven young talent for fading superstars? Or does management order the General Manager give up a star player just because he has hit his prime and wants to unload a big contract and build for the future? See how some teams and players have…


Detroit Tigers pitcher Mickey Lolich and New York Mets' outfielder Rusty Staub. (AP)

Bad Met Trades: Rusty Staub

Are the Mets famous for trading unproven young talent for fading superstars? Or does management order the General Manager give up a star player just because he has hit his prime and wants to unload a big contract and build for the future? See how some teams and players have…


Bobby Valentine and Dave Kingman

Bad Trades: Dave Kingman

Are the Mets famous for trading unproven young talent for fading superstars? Or does management order the General Manager give up a star player just because he has hit his prime and wants to unload a big contract and build for the future? See how some teams and players have…


Philadelphia Phillies Juan Samuel and New York Mets' outfielder Lenny Dykstra. (AP)

Bad Trades: Lenny Dykstra

Are the Mets famous for trading unproven young talent for fading superstars? Or does management order the General Manager give up a star player just because he has hit his prime and wants to unload a big contract and build for the future? See how some teams and players have…


Joe Foy and Amos Otis

Bad Trades: Amos Otis

Joe Foy for Amos Otis December 3, 1969 Joe Foy to the Mets for outfielder Amos Otis and pitcher Bob Johnson. Foy didn’t solve the Mets’ third base problems, while Otis spent 14 years in Kansas City, winning three Gold Gloves, leading the American League in stolen bases in 1971…


Ellis Valentine and Jeff Reardon

Bad Trades: Jeff Reardon

Ellis Valentine for Jeff Reardon May 29, 1981 The Montreal Expos traded outfielder Ellis Valentine to the New York Mets for relief pitcher Jeff Reardon, outfielder Dan Norman. Valentine will play just 159 games for the Mets, while Reardon will blossom into one of baseball’s best relievers. Reardon reached double figures in saves…


Mo Vaughn and Kevin Appier

Bad Trades: Kevin Appier

Are the Mets famous for trading unproven young talent for fading superstars? Or does management order the General Manager give up a star player just because he has hit his prime and wants to unload a big contract and build for the future? See how some teams and players have…


Victor Zambrano and Scott Kazmir

Bad Trades: Scott Kazmir

Are the Mets famous for trading unproven young talent for fading superstars? Or does management order the General Manager give up a star player just because he has hit his prime and wants to unload a big contract and build for the future? See how some teams and players have…