3 former Mets failing miserably with their new teams in 2024

These three ex-Mets want a do-over on 2024 already.
Apr 12, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Flexen (77) reacts
Apr 12, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Flexen (77) reacts / Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports
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How about those former New York Mets? As the team in Queens looks to fight to stay above .500, these exes are playing somewhere else and having a miserable time.

Now four weeks into the 2024 campaign, these former Mets are ready to hit the reset button and start all over again. Only players who changed uniforms this offseason will be included and all three, in some capacity, were members of the Mets organization in 2023. Javier Baez gets a break.

1) Chris Flexen

Technically a two-time member of the Mets because he was brought back in 2023 only to be immediately designated for assignment, Chris Flexen’s true time with the ball club took place from 2017-2019. Flexen was one of the more ineffective pitchers to come up through the system and onto the major league roster. In 68 innings for the Mets he went 3-11 with an 8.07 ERA.

After pitching successfully overseas, Flexen came back with vengeance and was a whole different pitcher for the Seattle Mariners in 2021 and 2022. Unfortunately, he devolved in 2023 and would finish with a 6.86 ERA in 102.1 innings of work as a member of the Mariners and Colorado Rockies.

This year, it’s the Chicago White Sox who gave him a chance. Like so many of his teammates, Flexen is off to a miserable start. He has already been moved out of the rotation. The misery isn’t all his fault. In his five appearances, the White Sox have been outscored 37-1.

How bad has it been? Flexen is 0-3 with a 6.41 ERA in 19.2 innings. His best outing came against the Philadelphia Phillies in a 7-0 loss when he tossed 4 shutout frames in relief.

The Mets ended up paying $3.62 million of Flexen’s salary last year with the Mariners picking up $4.13 million. The White Sox, meanwhile, will owe him $1.75 million in 2024 even if he doesn’t last the full season. Right now, it’s not looking like he will.