Mike Bordick
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Mike Bordick
Mike Bordick
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 321 of 1043 players
Michael Todd Bordick
Born: July 21, 1965 at Marquette, Mich.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 5.11 Weight: 175


First Mets game: July 29, 2000
Last Mets game: October 25, 2000

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Tom C
A home run on the first pitch! That's true Mets magic.

Welcome to New York Mike Bordick. You are exactly what we need for a playoff run. A surehanded shortstop with a smart bat....perfect. Thank you Steve Phillips.

Coach HoJo 20
December 25, 2000
IM a big fan of Mike but he really disappointed me as a Met. To bad he didn't get a second chance to prove that he's got the stuff to help bring us the MLB championship, but im glad to see him back in Baltimore.

Mr. Sparkle
December 28, 2000
I took my kids to see the Mets in his first game. The place went wild went he hit a dinger in his first at bat. I had a bad feeling that it would be all down hill after that. I was right. He was absolutely invisible in the post season. It's unbelieveable that the Mets gave up 4 guys to rent him for a couple of months. Bad move.

April 20, 2001
Mets should of never got rid of Melvin Mora for this scrub. He hit a home run in his first at bat and nothing after that. He was just a waste of space.

May 7, 2001
The Mets got to the World Series in spite of Bordick, not because of him. With the Mets he couldn't hit, field or throw. He had less range at short than my dead grandfather and had the arm of your average 10 year old girl. His best at bat in the postseason was getting beaned by Mike James and breaking his thumb. I absolutely cannot believe the Orioles resigned him to be their shortstop. Horrendous.

July 24, 2001
We gave away two great prospects who are doing well now in Baltimore. We rent Bordick for a few months and he goes back to Baltimore. Sound weird? If your a Met fan your used to this stuff.

July 29, 2001
Since when were Pat Gorman, Lesli Brea Mike kinkade and Melvin Mora good prospects. I think only Mora is starting

January 9, 2002
Quite possibly had the worst post season of any Met ever. This guy was an automatic out in October. His whole career consisted of one good 1/2 a year with the Orioles. At least we didn't give up anything good for him.

January 31, 2002
Still seeing a therapist (not really) about my anger and resentment toward this guy for doing diddly squat in the post-season. What I can't figure out is why the Mets didn't just DL him after Mike James hit him with a pitch in the NLCS and let Jorge Velandia play in his place. I could've at least gotten one lousy hit in the post-season, for God's sake. Why'd they get rid of Melvin Mora in the first place?

February 2, 2002
When the Mets got Bordick I was happy because even though Melvin Mora was good, it was a solid deal. I was at the game when he hit a home run in his first at bat as a met. Too bad that would be it for the Mike Bordick highlight reel as a met. He did absolutely nothing in the postseason, and as a veteran I would have expected more of him. He played so poorly in the World Series, that Kurt Abbott ended up playing most of the last 2 games. Not that Kurt was much better, getting picked off by Pettitte in Game 5.

Joe Figliola
February 25, 2002
That home run Bordick hit in his first game as a Met probably was one of the cheapest in club history. From my vantage point, it looked like a routine fly ball. It just goes to show how juiced these baseballs are!

Trevor B
March 1, 2002

What a terrible postseason this scrub had. I still think he should have started game 5 against the Yankees instead of Abbott. I don't know what Bobby V was thinking there. At least Bordick could hit a home run,.....occasionally.

Thank god we didn't rsign him!

August 16, 2002
Hey: It's not like the Mets gave up a lot for Bordick. Looking through a list that someone put here a while back, here are the players:

Pat Gorman: Who in the ~bleep~ is he? I live in Baltimore and I don't think I ever saw him in the Orioles section of the sports page. EVER. Lesli Brea: Career AAA-man. Mike Kinkade: Released after a terrible 2nd half. Melvin Mora: Doin' poorly with the Birds. Befuddlingly (is that a word?) he has a starting position with Baltimore.

So there you go! Nothing lost, nothing gained for the Mets.

July 23, 2003
Melvin Mora is only leading the AL in batting this season and was an All-Star. Another move that hurts the Mets 3 years after they make it.

July 27, 2003
Mike did good while with the Mets. He was sure better than Rey Ordonez. No wonder the Mets made it to the series in 2000. There was no Ordonez. And Bordick hit more homers in a half year than Rey Ordonez's career high. That's sad.

Chris NJ
May 10, 2004
No big deal as a hitter but a very good glove man. Melvin Mora was a high price for him but after all Barry Larkin nixed his trade here and we needed a shortstop since Rey "0 for 4" Ordonez was out for the championship run.

September 15, 2004
Admittedly nobody knew at the time that Melvin Mora was going to be an All-Star and batting title threat in three years, but still....four guys for one rental?

This the Steve Phillips thinking that enabled the Mets to go from back-to-back playoff appearances in 1999 and 2000 to three straight last-place finishes in 2002, 2003, and probably 2004.

Jonathan Stern
February 10, 2005
How can anyone possibly get off to better start with a new team only to fall off the face of the earth so soon afterwards? Incredible.

I was there the day Bordick hit that Mets debut homer. We were screaming for him and he took a curtain call. You could see on his face how psyched he was. It was like, "OHMIGOD, I love New York!"

Then Abbott (might as well have been Costello) subs for him in the World Series. Meanwhile, Melvin Mora (MORA SCORES! THE METS WIN!!!) goes on to be a star in Baltimore. And to think, we sweetened the pot with three additional prospects, then dealt Bordick back to Crabtown soon after the Subway Series.

February 28, 2005
I don't agree with Jonathan Stern (not that I ever do). I think Mike Bordick made a good effort in New York. He was a corner stone of a mediocre infield and was a quality guy from start to finish.

March 9, 2005
Mike Bordick was a disaster. I don't know about his effort but he could not hack New York and to call him the cornerstone of the infield is like calling Art Howe a great leader. Mike did absolutely nothing to help the Mets and having traded Melvin Mora to get him is definitely on the wrong side of a very bad trade in Mets history.

April 21, 2007
When I think about the Mets free fall in the 2000 Series after such inspiring play against the Giants and Cardinals, two events come to mind: Benitez unable to hold a lead in the first game (the O'Neill at bat) and the futility of Mike Bordick at the bat (more pronounced in the losing series against the Yanks). Mike Hampton at short would have been an improvement.

April 28, 2014
The Mets traded for Bordick because we needed a reliable glove at short - period. We gave up a lot for him and the fact that Mora became an all-star looks bad in retrospect, but defense was what the Mets were in need of at the time - someone who can help turn a double play and close the hole. Mora, quite frankly, sucked as a shortstop. We weren't too concerned about getting a big hitter to replace Ordonez (although who would've minded Barry Larkin) because Rey batted .200 month after month and the club survived. There was no way Mora was going to play in such a key defensive spot when he couldn't field it.

Bordick's performance in the playoffs was a letdown, to say the least. But I find it rich to pan Bordick when Ordonez would've probably been doing the exact same thing - steady in the field and 0 for 4 at the plate. The Mets might've had themselves covered if they held onto Shawon Dunston, who played center field in his one season here. Dunston could've been our regular shortstop for the pennant run.

Incidentally, Bordick went back to the Orioles in 2001 and broke Ordonez's major league record for consecutive errorless games at shortstop.

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