5 recent MLB All-Stars with forgettable stints with the Mets since 2018

How many of these guys did you forget?
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5) Hector Santiago

Admittedly, the other names on this list were ones I didn’t forget about. This last one completely slipped my mind. Yes, Hector Santiago pitched for the Mets. How could we forget him?

It’s easy to see why. A member of the 2019 Mets for only 8 games and as many innings, he would go 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA in his minimal time with the ball club. He was released midseason and ended up re-signing with the Chicago White Sox for a third stint in his career.

Santiago’s All-Star selection came in 2015 as a member of the Los Angeles Angels. In a year where he led the league with 29 home runs allowed, he was good enough to receive his one and only All-Star nod.

Santiago doesn’t have much else in common with others on this list except for managing to land on the 2016 Minnesota Twins roster. This is a team Dozier and Nunez played for. Sadly, he never got beyond the Division Series in his career. None of the teams he played for were particularly good during his time nor did they go on deep playoff runs without him. 

He wouldn’t end up with any more luck pitching for the 2019 Mets where the memory of those handful of relief appearances have been forgotten.