December 2015

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…

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….