New York Mets Free Agency: The 5 Worst Contracts in Franchise History

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New York Mets Free Agency: The 5 Worst Contracts in Franchise History
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The New York Mets have had a lot of bad free agent contracts. There are five that stand out the most.

The holidays are all about giving and receiving. There's just one problem, though. Not every present is a good one. In fact, it's no surprise that the day after Christmas has the most merchandise returns to major retail stores than any other day of the year.

And for good reason too. Not everyone wants a glow-in-the-dark Darth Vader doll or a three-piece plaid suit. We all have had a present we haven't liked before. The anticipation of that special moment when you open a wrapped gift with your name on it gets completely ruined when you realize how undesirable the present is.

Whoever said "it's the thought that counts" never received a porcelain cow bank that moos every time you put change in it. Some gifts are just not what you expect. The same can be said about  the New York Mets and some of the more questionable contracts they've offered.

Not every player that wears a Mets uniform pans out into a solid signing for the Mets. Most are average, few are exceptional, but there are some that are down right dreadful. If the Mets had a chance to go back in time and "return those players," I am sure there are many they would like to take back.

With that said, here is a list of the top five players the Mets would exchange.

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