#15. Nolan Ryan (and Others) Traded to Angels for Jim Fregosi
Yes, the Mets never really had a solid third baseman. And yes, 24-year-old fireballer Nolan Ryan was a bit wild. How could they have known he'd go on to strike out 5,700, win 324 games and throw seven no-hitters? Meanwhile, Jim Fregosi played all of 146 games as a Met. Oops.