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Mike Stanton
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 406 of 1043 players
William Michael Stanton
Born: June 2, 1967 at Houston, Tex.
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 6.01 Weight: 215

Mike Stanton was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on February 14, 2015, June 3, 2015, July 9, 2017, and July 14, 2017.


First Mets game: April 2, 2003
Last Mets game: October 1, 2004

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Mr. Sparkle
December 30, 2002
Hated him as a Yankee- he was real tough on the Mets. He pitched some good innings against us, especially in the Series. Now that he's a Met, I love him. This was a great pick up and I hope it comes back to haunt Steinbrenner. He will be extremely valuable for us this year.

Joanna Semsey
January 30, 2003
I know Mike Stanton will do just fine as a Met. As a matter of fact, Mike Stanton became a Met because he didn't want to move his kids. I also know he'll do well because he's from my town in Bergen County. his kids go to my brother and sister's schools. the Yankees' loss is our gain. Go Mike!

Gregory Gewirtz
April 3, 2003
A backloaded three year deal with a no-trade clause for him? This is a disaster waiting to happen.

Look how the Mets most recent three year deals - Wendell, Cook, and Franco - turned out (Weathers has been fine so far, though.)

I think Stanton will be fine for 2003, but I'd have rather made Cerda the primary lefty, with Graeme Lloyd, Pedro Feliciano, and/or, John Franco, as the additional lefty.

May 16, 2003
The Mets diseases of stupidity and losing are contagious, and Stanton seems to have caught them. The other day in Colorado the Mets make a miracle (for them, not for a real major league baseball team, mind you) rally in the 8th by scoring 2 runs after 2 men were out with the bases empty to tie the score at 5. So here comes Stanton, a man who has won 4 World Series rings with the Yankees. A man who should know how to win. Such a man should know that the one thing a reliever in the late innings should NOT do is WALK THE DAMN LEADOFF HITTER!!!!

Instead, he walks the leadoff hitter and (stop me if you've heard this before) a pinch runner then steals second off Piazza (shocking!!!). A two out single, and the Mets lose. Little things like walking the leadoff hitter in the late innings make losers of major league baseball teams. Stanton seems to have become a loser awfully quickly now that he is in Orange & Blue.

August 6, 2004
If the Mets were serious about contending, they would release him immediately. Instead of putting out fires he throws gasoline on the situation. I cringe every time he comes into a game. There was a reason the Yankees did not want him back. That should have been good enough for the Mets not to sign him.

October 24, 2004
On the surface, Mike finished with some pretty respectable numbers this year. But I think his ERA of 3.16 is a classic deception. I dug around and found that he allowed 23 of 52 inherited baserunners to score this year. And in July, when there actually was a glimmer of hope for the season, his ERA was 5.25. He was fine the last couple of months after everything had already come unglued.

I can't believe Howe ran him out there 83 times.

Mr. Sparkle
January 19, 2005
He never lived up to potential and was a big disappointment, what a shock! He had his moments but was never close to the setup man he was for his previous employer. I'm glad to send him back to the Bronx, even if it is for that loser Felix Heredia.

Jonathan Stern
January 28, 2005
Was he over-the-hill? Or was he overused? The Galen Cisco of the early 2000's Mets.

blue and orange 4 ever
April 19, 2006
What a weasel this guy is . He would have never signed with the Mets had the Yankees wanted him back. He had just bought a home in NJ and did not want to leave the area. In 2001 right after 9/11 he made some comment about Bobby Valentine and what kind of a phony he was. Last year we were down in Washington, and Stanton is now with the Nats. He is walking out to the pen, and this fan is yelling at him about how he pitches for the money and not for the love of the game. He stops and gives me the middle finger. A real nice guy.

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