With this year’s trade deadline just two weeks away, we’re continuing our series of trade-themed Mind Bogglers. So far, we’ve covered the decades of the 1960s, the 1970s, and the 1980s. For this week’s Mind Boggler, we’d like you to name every long-tenured player the Mets traded for in the 1990s.
To qualify for this list, players needed at least 1,000 plate appearances or 250 innings pitched with the Mets. Players could have accrued that playing time over several stints with the team, and not all of it needs to have come after any one particular trade.
For example, there’s a player listed here who had previously spent many years with the Mets. The Mets later reacquired the player in an offseason trade and then traded him a few months later before Opening Day. Although he didn’t play in a single game for the Mets in his second stint with the team, he is still listed here because, first, the Mets did trade for him and, second, because he meets the playing time requirement.
You’ll have six minutes for this quiz. Good luck, and remember to post your time and score in the comments!