18. Mets Trade Top Pitching Prospect For Crumbs

Dumbass Move By: Jim Duquette and the New York Mets
Date
: 7/30/2004
If you're going to trade away your top pitching prospect, you should get something valuable in return. At least that's what we believe. Apparently, former Mets GM Jim Duquette doesn't go by that same mentality, which is the only plausible explanation for giving away their best pitcher in the farm system Scott Kazmir for Victor Zambrano. FYI: During the previous season, Zambrano led the AL in walks, hit batsmen and wild pitches. Is it any mystery why Duquette hasn't had another general manager job since then? This was just another one of the many Mets fails over the years.