New York Mets History

Modern New York Mets players who scared the fans plenty

NEW YORK - MAY 09: Oliver Perez #46 of the New York Mets walks to the dugout against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field on May 9, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 09: Oliver Perez #46 of the New York Mets walks to the dugout against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field on May 9, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) /
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Mo Vaughn

Nobody has ever won the MVP award while playing for the Mets. They have employed winners from past seasons, including Mo Vaughn.

When Vaugh joined the Mets he was well beyond his 1995 MVP performance and the subsequent years after which included plenty of run production. Though he was productive with the Anaheim Angels, injuries began to take their toll and cost him the entire 2001 season.

Looking past this, the organization still made a trade for him in a swap that sent pitcher Kevin Appier to California. For the next three years, Vaugh collected a paycheck from the Mets. He only played in two of those seasons and finished with a total of 166 games played for New York.

Vaugh was not horrific in his first year with the Mets. He did slug 26 home runs and had an okay .805 OPS. This was far less than what they expected from the powerful first baseman. Unfortunately, it was the most they would receive.

In 2003, Vaughn played in only 27 games and fell just shy of 100 plate appearances. He hit .190 in his final MLB season. Knee injuries knocked him onto the disabled list where he would stay for the rest of his tenure with the Mets.

Those messy Mets teams of the early 2000s included plenty of busts. Vaughn’s absence from even taking the field makes him one of the most terrifying.

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