Despite their individual success, these were some horrible Mets teams
Somewhat surprising, these three all played pretty well in year two with the club when the Mets had built what would become known as “The Worst Team Money Could Buy.”
Those 1993 Mets battled many injuries both to the starting lineup and in the rotation. Even when healthy, there wasn’t much production on either side of the ball.
Bonilla and Murray each played up to what the team could have hoped for. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much production from anyone else other than Jeff Kent.
A similar story happened with the pitchers. Saberhagen was one of their better starters but with a fading Dwight Gooden and Sid Fernandez joining him in the rotation, his 7-7 record and 19 starts weren’t nearly enough. The team also had an untrustworthy bullpen with closer John Franco posting a 5.20 ERA. Anthony Young famously went 1-16 in a season which saw him pitch both as a starter and reliever.
The 1991-1992 Mets offseason was meant for far more. The team would finish 59-103, easily challenging the early Mets squads from the 1960s as one of the worst. The worst part of that winter seemed to be a lack of building around their new additions. Their big star additions weren’t enough to keep them from becoming one of the most notorious clubs in franchise history.