One of the unheralded joys of wandering around Baseball-Reference.com is rediscovering players I had altogether forgotten about. There are countless players like that. Go look up any early-2000s Mets team and there'll be at least a half-dozen "oh yea, that guy" names on the roster.
In keeping with the giddy thrill of players I forgot were ever on the Mets, I sent out the following Tweet without really thinking much about it.
Fernando Vina. #MetsYouveForgottenAbout— Eric Simon (@AmazinAvenue) January 17, 2013
Fernando Vina, so loathsome on the 2000 Cardinals, was a Met for 150 plate appearances in 1994. I rattled off a few more names, like:
Before I knew it, folks were tweeting their own long-forgotten-but-recently-remembered Mets and the hashtag #MetsYouveForgottenAbout began trending nationwide.
You can see all of the #MetsYouveForgottenAbout tweets across Twitter here, but I'd like to see you turn this comment thread into a list of erstwhile Mets whom you've totally, utterly forgotten about.
Here are a few more to get you rolling: