It’s a postseason that was full of ex-New York Mets, including the most well-known Carlos Beltran, whose team was just recently ousted by the San Francisco Giants in the NLCS, and a slew of east coasters gone west coast with Angel Pagan, Guillermo Mota, Xavier Nady, Bruce Bochy, and Marco Scutaro all on that San Francisco team.
I’m not going to lie to you, even as a fan of theirs, I do not remember Marco Scutaro as a member of the Mets.
But, his career statistics clearly show him on the team from 2002-2003.
He played a total of 75 games for the Mets, hitting .218 with 12 RBIs and three home runs. Scutaro was essentially a backup for Joe McEwing.
Well as the famous saying goes, “you’ve come a long way, baby.”
Scutaro went on to play for the Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, and Colorado Rockies before finding the Giants, who he has been playing the best baseball of his career with. He hit .362 in 61 games with 44 RBIs while with the Giants this season.
Gaining recent acclaim for his postseason run, Scutaro earned the NLCS MVP award by hitting .500 with four RBIs in the series. He had 14 hits, which tied him with Hideki Matsui, Albert Pujols, and Kevin Youklis for an LCS record.
It seems as if he is keeping that hot streak alive as he went 2-4 with 2 RBIs in game one of the World Series.
I am sure I am not the only Mets fan who didn’t remember Scutaro was on the team until receiving a text from a friend. So, since he didn’t end a playoff run, or prove to be an unproductive complete waste of money while with the Mets, I say good job, Marco Scutaro! Go get ‘em!