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UnforMETable, Episode 2: David West

In this second episode, Rob looks at a Met farmhand who was part of the Frank Viola trade.

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Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin’ Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past

This week, Rob Wolff travels back in time to the late 80s to look at the hyped prospect background and brief Met career of David West. Relive his Met debut in a rare era of unbridled Met fan optimism until the formerly “untouchable” prospect was deemed very touchable as the 1989 team tried to replace an injured Dwight Gooden for a playoff push, landing West in Minnesota, where he would eventually earn himself the World Series ring we wish he got in 1988.

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