Friday, October 5, 2007

Mets That Leave And Get Better And Vice Versa

Kaz Matsui pounded a grand slam against the Phillies last night to help the Rockies put Philly in a 2-0 hole in its best of 5 series.

This is just another instance of a player who was horrible with the Mets, gets traded, and then all of a sudden comes through in the clutch for his new team. Add Kaz Matsui to the list of Jeff Kent, Carl Everet, Jason Isringhausen, and others who did nothing for us while they were here but now produce for their new teams.

Then of course there's the opposite scenario. Players who were good and then come to the Mets and are awful. Actually this is a really long list which includes the likes of Mo Vaughn, Roberto Alomar, Frank Viola, Brett Saberhagen, Vince Coleman, Bobby Bonilla, Jeromy Burnitz, Cliff Floyd, Scott Schoenweiss, and of course TOM GLAVINE.

Now there are plenty more people that could be added to this list, but this is just off the top of my head. Please feel free to reminisce about other players in the comments.

5 comments:

Coop said...

Dave, i was just saying yesterday somewhere to a person who said they would "love" to have Pat Burrell on the team. Now, not only is that a horrific thought, I'm like - yeah he's another vince coleman in the making. Met kiler turned useless once he comes. Am I wrong??? SAY NO TO BURRELL!! His own fans don't even like him!

dave said...

Coop, I couldn't agree more. Burrell would tank on the Mets. Guaranteed!

bryan said...

Yeah, but at least he wouldn't hit home runs against us anymore. Addition by subtraction..or is it subtraction by addtion....

Coop said...

D&B - then someone ELSE would take the reigns become Met Killer #1. I say its a lose/lose. Better keep him on the Phils, at least then he might decline. LOL

bryan said...

let's just get him and ship him to play in AAA. $15 million / year NOT to kill us. if he wasn't on the phillies this year, mets would have been in the playoffs and according to the reports, Mets lost 15 million by not getting in.