We are now in the beginning of August and our beloved Mets are currently nine games behind the Wild Card leading Atlanta Braves. Nine games—just enough to provide a glimmer of hope to Mets fans, but also more than enough to provide a reality check that the Metropolitans are really not that close to making a playoff push. In order for the Mets to play meaningful games in September, they have to play absolutely stellar baseball over the next 50-plus games. Not an easy task for a team that's been pretty inconsistent all year.
As the Mets remain in baseball purgatory for at least a few more weeks there will inevitably be more games where Mets fans are pulling their hair out or cursing profanities at the top of their lungs.
With that said, I thought I'd offer a list of forgotten Mets from the past 11 years to take your minds off (for the time being) the frustration that is this season. Take this trip down memory lane as I discuss former players who have faded faster than Mets' playoff hopes will if they don't win this series against the Braves.