While the Pirates have been the home of some notable Mets over the last few seasons due to trades (looking at you Ike Davis, John Buck and Byrd), for a while I was stumped trying to find a former Met who was in the Pittsburgh organization this year.
While writing the Twins article, I realized that Deolis Guerra was granted off-season at the end of the 2014 season and signed on with the Pirates! Really for the Twins, this ended a trade for Johan Santana where everyone has pretty much disappeared out of Minnesota from that trade. The star that ended up being traded to the Twins was Carlos Gomez, but they shipped him to the Brewers.
Anyway, Guerra started for playing with the Mets back in 2006 when he was only 17, and before the Mets traded him to Minnesota, he was putting up nice numbers at a young age. But that was pretty much it. he couldn’t really get it together but over the last several years he has been putting up passable stats at the upper levels of the minor leagues. Maybe this is the year he finally gets the call. He’s still youngish, as he’ll be 26 during the upcoming season.
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 Rangers, White Sox and Tigers. If you know any, please let me know!