3 Mets contracts we were happy to see end, 2 still on the books we want to finish

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2) Bad NY Mets contract: Vince Coleman's all-world speed netted him a big deal, then he ran himself into trouble

Darryl Strawberry signed a monster contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers after the 1990 season, leaving the Mets with questions about their outfield. They responded by signing speedy free agent outfielder Vince Coleman to a 4-year, $11.95 million contract starting in 1991. Coleman led the National League in stolen bases in each of his first six seasons in the majors with the St. Louis Cardinals, including 110 in his Rookie of the Year season in 1985.

The Mets were seeking a true leadoff hitter for a few years and believed Coleman was the answer. But trouble brewed before he even played a regular season game with the Mets. He was named in a sexual assault complaint in March 1991 in Florida alongside two other Mets. In-game, he didn't listen to coaches' advice on running the bases and proved hard to get along with.

Furthermore, Coleman got into fights with some coaches, including one in 1992 with manager Jeff Torborg in which the team suspended him for the rest of the season. The following year, he then injured Dwight Gooden's arm by swinging a golf club in the clubhouse and threw a firecracker outside Dodger Stadium that injured three children. All told, he was the centerpiece of the Mets' dysfunction of the early 1990s and was cut following the 1993 season.

On the field, Coleman played in just 235 games during the contract for the Mets, and was more unavailable than available, and he is still one of the worst villains in franchise history.