26. Rick Reed

From replacement player to two time Major League All-Star, Rick Reed had a very good run with the New York Mets, though it is astounding how much he is not regarded much at all in the Mets canon of history.

Reed struggled to make it to the Majors and when he signed as a Free Agent with the Mets few thought much of the journeyman hurler.  He would however go on the best run of his career, posting four straight 10 win seasons and two All-Star Game appearances and a run that helped the Mets face the Yankees in the “Subway Series”.  As a Met, Rick Reed finished in the top five in WHIP twice.

Not too bad for a forgotten player and former replacement!

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 11/7/95.
  • Departed: Traded to the Minnesota Twins for Matt Lawton 7/30/01.
  • Games Played: 140
  • Notable Statistics: 59 Wins
    36 Losses
    3.66 ERA
    138 Games Started
    8 Complete Games
    3 Shutouts
    888.2 Innings Pitched
    590 Strikeouts
    4.08 FIP
    1.155 WHIP
    3.73 SO/BB
    16.5 bWAR

    5 Playoff Games
    1 Win
    1 Loss
    3.81 ERA
    5 Games Started
    28.1 Innings Pitched
    25 Strikeouts
    1.24 WHIP
    3.57 SO/BB
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All-Star (1998 & 2001*)

    * Reed was traded to the Minnesota Twins during the season.
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