15) NY Mets Worst Trades: Angel Pagan to the San Francisco Giants
A December 2011 deal, the Mets sent outfielder Angel Pagan to the San Francisco Giants for Ramon Ramirez and Andres Torres. What made this trade especially strange was how the two players the Mets acquired in this deal ended up back with the Giants the very next year. So did Pagan who, after winning the 2012 World Series with San Francisco, decided to re-sign with them.
The Mets didn’t get much out of their one year with Ramirez and Torres. Considering where they were in 2012, I’m not sure it would have mattered anyway. Ramirez had a 4.24 ERA in 63.2 innings of work. Torres would hit .230 in 434 plate appearances.
Pagan ended up turning in an awesome year for the Giants in 2012. He hit .288/.338/.440 with a league-leading 15 trips. Pagan also happened to knock 38 doubles and swipe 29 bases. In only his age 30 season, I have to wonder if maybe the Mets would have benefitted more from keeping him through the start of 2012 then trading him at the deadline.
Instead, Pagan was a December trade the organization would soon come to regret later on when Pagan would help the Giants eliminate the Mets from the 2016 wild card game in his final big league season.