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New York Mets: Best free agent signings made since the year 2000

DENVER, CO - MAY 09: Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets scores on a grounder by Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets who was safe on the play after a throwing error by third baseman Ian Stewart #9 of the Colorado Rockies in the sixth inning at Coors Field on May 9, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MAY 09: Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets scores on a grounder by Jason Bay #44 of the New York Mets who was safe on the play after a throwing error by third baseman Ian Stewart #9 of the Colorado Rockies in the sixth inning at Coors Field on May 9, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Since the year 2000, these are the best players the New York Mets have added to the organization via free agency.

The New York Mets are more known to make trades than signing free agents. We all know how the Mets have fared with some of their past free agency moves but they have made some big signings to help the franchise and these upcoming names will remind you.

Since 2000 many players have come and gone in the franchise via the draft, trade, or signing but some have made bigger impacts than others. I know when you hear Mets and free agents in the same sentence you all think of bad memories such as Jason Bay and the infamous Bobby Bonilla, who is still getting paid by the team, but there have been some bright spots in recent history.

I know the Omar Minaya era was not the fans favorite times but when he returned in 2004 to the Mets front office he did make some moves to help shape the team in the mid-2000s when they made postseason runs.

Some big names right before the 2000 season that pops up are Jose Reyes and Mike Piazza. Piazza, to some, is considered the greatest free agent signing in team history and showed why en route to his Hall of Fame career. Jose Reyes we all know will go down as one of if not the greatest shortstop in Mets history as he was part of one of the top left sides of baseball at the time when he was with David Wright.

Both became huge acquisitions for the Mets but here are some names since 2000 that have done the same.

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