The Mets will soon have six retired numbers. They should consider these guys to join.
The Mets have been well-known to sign borderline Hall of Famers at the tail end of their careers — most recently Adrian Gonzalez and Jose Bautista.
They also have been known to let great players like Justin Turner slip through the cracks.
This list has a little bit of both of those. Check out the 11 players you totally forgot played for the Mets.
Chan Ho Park
We literally could not find a picture of Park in a Met uniform. So we chose the next best thing: any picture of him at Citi Field.
Park, of course, is best known for his nine years as a Los Angeles Dodger and trying a roundhouse kick in a brawl against the Angels.
But his No. 61 should be right up there with the other all-time Met greats. Kidding.
Park signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Mets in February of 2007. But his spring training was so bad that he was sent to Triple-A instead of the Opening Day roster.
On April 30, he was called up to start in place of Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez – who barely missed the cut on this list.
He allowed seven earned runs in four innings.
And that was his New York Mets career.
Park played in a grand total of one game for the Mets and finished with a 15.75 ERA and a 2.0 WHIP for the club. He did average a strikeout per inning, however.
He was sent right back down to Triple-A a couple days later, and a month later, he was designated for assignment.
Park spent another year in New York, playing for the Yankees in 2010. He made the forgotten Yankee list, too.