Well, the 2012 regular season is over and the playoffs will be complete soon enough—as the grueling baseball year comes to an end, so does this series of articles.
Baseball fans often latch onto one team specifically—in this case, the New York Mets—and follow that squad's players with an almost fanatical devotion. But, those same fans may only follow the rest of the league with casual interest. They don't forget about the team's former players, but they don't track and scrutinize them quite so much when they leave, either.
Many of those one-time Mets, however, are still out their plying their trade—somewhere. From Vinny Rottino to Jose Reyes, those guys that Mets' devotees once spent hours adoring and admonishing and discussing and dissecting were still in the big leagues in another city, hitting home runs, stealing bases and striking batters out.
Let's take a look at one more group of those players and see how some former Mets performed in 2012.