THE List: 10 Most Hated Mets
Doug Sisk (1982-1987)
The standard by which all hated Mets are held.
Kevin McReynolds (1987-1991, 1994)
His lazy, lackadaisical style of play infuriated fans.
Vince Coleman (1991-1993)
He was just a jerk.
Bobby Bonilla (1992-1995, 1999)
What to hate most — the earplugs, the medicore numbers, threatening a reporter? I’ll go with the latter, because in the effort of full disclosure, the reporter, Art McFarland, was a former colleague at WABC-TV, and is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Watch the ridiculous confrontation:
Mel Rojas (1997-1998)
In a case of the lesser of two evils, was traded straight-up for Bonilla after the ’98 season.
Armando Benitez (1999-2003)
Was great from April to mid-September, but famously choked in big games.
Braden Looper (2004-2005)
Deserves credit for absorbing the boos during his lousy second season, and not telling the media he was pitching injured all year.
Guillermo Mota (2006-2007)
He should have stayed on the steroids — he was actually really good when juiced. Clean? — not so much.
Scott Schoeneweis (2007-2008)
Was it just me, or were the Mets announcers late in 2007 always saying, “It’s Schoeneweis and Mota warming up in the bullpen?”
Luis Castillo (2007-present)
Is having a nice bouce-back 2009 season that has quieted the fans. He just might work his way off of this list, but the boos he got in 2008 were among the worst since, well, Doug Sisk.
Mug Shots courtesy Ultimate Mets Database, http://ultimatemets.com/mugshots.php
Date: September 23, 2009