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March Badness Region 3: Playoff Villains

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Missing baseball? Missing March Madness? We’ve got you covered! Reminisce about the worst villains in Mets history with us.

NLCS Game 7: St. Louis Cardinals v New York Mets Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images

Typically, March is one of the best sports months of the year. The NHL and NBA seasons are reaching their conclusion with teams battling for their postseason lives, NFL free agency is beginning, MLB Opening Day is right around the corner, and March Madness is in full swing!

With the coronavirus pandemic, March has been rendered a quiet month in the sports world, as all major leagues have needed to cancel or suspend their events in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19. To help pass the time, a few of us at Amazin’ Avenue HQ have brainstormed ways to entertain our incredible audience while we wait for baseball to return.

I’d like to introduce you to March Bad-ness! In order to fill the void left by both the absence of baseball and March Madness, we’ve devised an NCAA tournament-style bracket of the worst villains in Mets history. We’ve scoured the depths of our memories, digging up names we’d long since buried deep down in an effort to forget so many painful moments, and put together 64 names that cause Mets fans feelings ranging from mild annoyance to intense loathing.

The players have been broken up into four regions: Mets Killers, Bad Guys, Playoff Villains, and Self-loathing. Over the next two days, we’ll bring you four separate posts for each bracket, with accompanying polls for you to vote on.

The third region is comprised of 16 players who have headlined some of the most painful playoff moments in Mets’ history. Whether it was the World Series, during the NLCS, or in a Wild Card game, these moments have resulted in many sleepless nights. Now it’s time to find out who is the worst of the worst.

Check back to Amazin’ Avenue in the coming weeks as we advance through the bracket and see who is the ultimate Mets villain, and do not forget to vote in Region 1 and in Region 2 if you haven’t cast your vote already!

Poll

1 vs. 16: Yadier Molina vs. Eddie Perez

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  • 97%
    Yadier Molina
    (336 votes)
  • 2%
    Eddie Perez
    (10 votes)
346 votes total Vote Now

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8 vs. 9: Orel Hershiser vs. Mike Scott

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  • 50%
    Orel Hershiser
    (174 votes)
  • 49%
    Mike Scott
    (168 votes)
342 votes total Vote Now

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5 vs. 12: Conor Gillaspie vs. Madison Bumgarner

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  • 34%
    Conor Gillaspie
    (118 votes)
  • 65%
    Madison Bumgarner
    (223 votes)
341 votes total Vote Now

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4 vs. 13: Luis Sojo vs. Jeff Suppan

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  • 59%
    Luis Sojo
    (194 votes)
  • 40%
    Jeff Suppan
    (131 votes)
325 votes total Vote Now

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6 vs. 11: Derek Jeter vs. Reggie Jackson

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  • 86%
    Derek Jeter
    (296 votes)
  • 13%
    Reggie Jackson
    (46 votes)
342 votes total Vote Now

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3 vs. 14: Mike Scioscia vs. Salvador Perez

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  • 71%
    Mike Scioscia
    (236 votes)
  • 28%
    Salvador Perez
    (96 votes)
332 votes total Vote Now

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7 vs. 10: So Taguchi vs. Ben Zobrist

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  • 37%
    So Taguchi
    (124 votes)
  • 62%
    Ben Zobrist
    (210 votes)
334 votes total Vote Now

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2 vs. 15: Adam Wainwright vs. Johnny Cueto

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  • 93%
    Adam Wainwright
    (326 votes)
  • 6%
    Johnny Cueto
    (24 votes)
350 votes total Vote Now