Two former Mets are trying to make a home in Cleveland: Scott Atchison and Bruce Chen.
Scott Atchison pitched for the Mets at age 37 in 2013 where he recorded 45.1 innings of fairly solid relief. The following seasin he signed on with the Indians where he had an excellent year pitching in 70 games, logging 72 innings with a 2.75 ERA and a 6-0 record and a pair of saves. It was his best season in relief since 2012 with the Red Sox where he logged 51.1 innings with a 1.58 ERA. Glad he is doing well!
Brue Chen just signed a deal with the Indians recently, adding another team to the list for his career. In 1993 he signed with the Braves. 2000 he was traded to the Phillies. In 2001 he was traded to Mets. In 2002 he was traded to the Expos. Later that same year he was traded to the Reds before being released and signed by the Astros in 2003. He was then selected off waivers by the Red Sox and at the end of the 2003 season he was signed by the Blue Jays. In 2004 he was traded the Orioles where he actually stayed put for a few years. In 2007 he signed with the Rangers, in 2009 he signed with the Royals where he stayed until 2014. And that brings us today!
This series of articles will take us across every organization in baseball and look for former Mets in the majors and minors to see how they are doing, leading up to a “Former Mets Team” to see how the current Mets stack up with pieces we have all over the place. I am still looking for Mets team members on the Pirates, Rangers, White Sox and Tigers. If you know any, please let me know!