Mets trades to remember (and forget)

1) Mike Piazza?s home run, Sept. 21, 2001,

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1) Mike Piazza?s home run, Sept. 21, 2001, Shea Stadium

New York Mets' Mike Piazza gestures to the crowd after hitting a two run eighth inning home run against the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium in New York Friday, Sept. 21, 2001. This was the first baseball game in New York since the World Trade Center attack of Sept. 11. The Mets won 3-2. (Credit: Newsday file photo)

The Mets made some productive deals during the last quarter century, but seem forever admonished for the trading blunders of earlier eras.

There was a feel-good transaction in 1972 when aging but still ultra iconic Willie Mays was obtained from the Giants for Charlie Williams. But the Mets already misfired before that time -- and it wasn't only on the trading front. In the 1966 major league...

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