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5 Most Embarrassing New York Mets of All Time

5 Most Embarrassing New York Mets of All Time

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Last night, the New York Mets returned to Citi Field and ended their six-game losing streak. The most embarrassing moment of their losing streak had to have been the three-game sweep at the hands of the then-worst team in the majors, the Chicago Cubs. Speaking of the Mets and embarrassing, let's look at the five most embarrassing players in Mets history.

5. Jordany Valdespin

Jordany Valdespin hit in groin
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5. Jordany Valdespin

Jordany Valdespin hit in groin
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Jordany Valdespin's stint with the Mets was relatively short, but he certainly made the most of it. In 2012, Valdespin set a team record with five pinch-hit home runs. However, excessively narcissistic Instagram and Twitter posts made him a joke among fans. In 2013, Valdespin received a 50-game suspension after it was revealed that he was purchasing PEDs from Biogenesis. His most memorable moment as a Met was getting hit the groin by a pitch.

4. Francisco Rodriguez

Francisco Rodriguez
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4. Francisco Rodriguez

Francisco Rodriguez
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After back-to-back seasons with the worst bullpen in baseball, The Mets signed All-Star closer Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez. K-Rod started off lights-out as a Met. However, the term lights-out would take on a whole new meaning when in August of 2010, the closer assaulted his baby mama's father at Citi Field. K-Rod was not only arrested, but also suffered a season-ending injury during the fight. He was traded to the Brewers in 2011.

3. Oliver Perez

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3. Oliver Perez

Oliver Perez looking stupid
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Oliver Perez went seven innings allowing only one run in Game 6 of the 2006 NLCS and the Mets' last game of the 2008 season. Unfortunately, he has done everything in his power to erase those positive performances. Perez signed a large deal with the Mets prior to 2009 and went on to show up out of shape, get injured and just suck as a pitcher. The last straw was in 2010 when he refused minor-league assignment. He was released in spring of 2011.

2. Bobby Bonilla

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2. Bobby Bonilla

Bobby Bonilla
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The Mets signed Bobby Bonilla to the largest contract in baseball history prior to the 1992 season. Bonilla had one really productive season with the Mets and made a few enemies before being traded to the Orioles. He returned in 1999 for a disastrous second stint. Bonilla is on this list mainly for the fact that when the Mets bought out his contract in 2000, they agreed to pay him .19 million a year from 2011-35, adding up to .8 million.

1. Vince Coleman

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1. Vince Coleman

Vince Coleman
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Vince Coleman has a similar story to that of Bobby Bonilla, except much worse! Coleman was the National League stolen base leader every season of his career leading up to the Mets signing him prior to the 1991 season. His Mets tenure was a series of injuries and incidents. He clashed with managers and most notably threw a lit-firework into a crowd of fans in 1994. The Mets ended up trading him to the Kansas City Royals.