News Monday that will garner nary a tear from Mets fans — Guillermo Mota has failed a drug test for a second time and has been suspended for 100 games.
“The Giants are disappointed to learn of Guillermo Mota’s suspension,” his current team said in a statement.
Major League Beaseball said the former Mets reliever tested positive for the performance enhancing drug Clenbuterol.
Mota came over to the Mets for the stretch run in 2006 and pitched lights-out — he was 3-0 with an ERA of 1.00 with 19 strikeouts in 18 innings. But after the season we found out why he was so good when he tested positive for steroids and was suspended for 50 games.
Still though, in his infinite wisdom Omar Minaya thought it would be a good idea to give Mota a two-year, $5 million contract. Mota responded with a 5.76 ERA in 2007 following his suspension and was roundly despised by Mets fans for his poor outings. Minaya dumped him on the Brewers following the season.
Mike Piazza also hated this guy. The two brawled during a spring training game in 2003 (above), and when Piazza went looking for him in the Dodgers clubhouse after the game, he was suspended for the first five games of the season.
So Mota is gone, his career likely over. Good riddance, Mets fans say.