2002 New York Mets season: Wikis


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2002 New York Mets
Major league affiliations
2002 information
Owner(s) Fred Wilpon
Manager(s) Bobby Valentine
Local television WPIX
(Tom Seaver, Gary Thorne)
Fox Sports New York/MSG
(Ralph Kiner, Fran Healy, Howie Rose, Gary Thorne)
Local radio WFAN
(Bob Murphy, Gary Cohen, Ed Coleman, Ted Robinson)
WADO (spanish)
(Juan Alicea, Billy Berroa)

The New York Mets' 2002 season was the 41st regular season for the Mets. They went 75-86 and finished 5th in the NL East. They were managed by Bobby Valentine. They played home games at Shea Stadium.



  • October 22, 2001: Jorge Velandia was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[1]
  • December 7, 2001: David Justice was traded by the New York Yankees to the New York Mets for Robin Ventura.
  • December 11, 2001: Roberto Alomar was traded by the Cleveland Indians with Danny Peoples (minors) and Mike Bacsik to the New York Mets for players to be named later, Matt Lawton, Alex Escobar, and Jerrod Riggan. The New York Mets sent Earl Snyder (December 13, 2001) and Billy Traber (December 13, 2001) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.
  • December 13, 2001: Dave Weathers was signed as a Free Agent with the New York Mets.[2]
  • December 14, 2001: David Justice was traded by the New York Mets to the Oakland Athletics for Mark Guthrie and Tyler Yates.
  • December 16, 2001: Tsuyoshi Shinjo was traded by the New York Mets with Desi Relaford to the San Francisco Giants for Shawn Estes.[3]
  • January 21, 2002: Alex Ochoa was traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Colorado Rockies to the Milwaukee Brewers. The New York Mets sent Lenny Harris and Glendon Rusch to the Milwaukee Brewers. The New York Mets sent Benny Agbayani, Todd Zeile, and cash to the Colorado Rockies. The Colorado Rockies sent Craig House and Ross Gload to the New York Mets. The Milwaukee Brewers sent Jeff D'Amico, Jeromy Burnitz, Lou Collier, Mark Sweeney, and cash to the New York Mets.[4]
  • March 13, 2002: Mark Sweeney was released by the New York Mets.[5]
  • March 24, 2002: Jason Bay was traded by the Montreal Expos with Jimmy Serrano to the New York Mets for Lou Collier.[6]

Regular season


Opening Day starters

  • Edgardo Alfonzo
  • Roberto Alomar
  • Jeromy Burnitz
  • Roger Cedeno
  • Al Leiter
  • Rey Ordonez
  • Jay Payton
  • Mike Piazza
  • Mo Vaughn[7]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 101 59 .631 --
Montreal Expos 83 79 .512 19
Philadelphia Phillies 80 81 .497 21½
Florida Marlins 79 83 .488 23
New York Mets 75 86 .466 26½

Notable transactions

  • April 5, 2002: Marco Scutaro was selected off waivers by the New York Mets from the Milwaukee Brewers.[8]
  • June 4, 2002: Scott Kazmir was drafted by the New York Mets in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed August 2, 2002.[9]
  • July 31, 2002: Jason Bay was traded by the New York Mets with Josh Reynolds (minors) and Bobby Jones to the San Diego Padres for Steve Reed and Jason Middlebrook.[6]


2002 New York Mets
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Norfolk Tides International League Bobby Floyd
AA Binghamton Mets Eastern League Howie Freiling
A St. Lucie Mets Florida State League Ken Oberkfell
A Capital City Bombers South Atlantic League Tony Tijerina
Short-Season A Brooklyn Cyclones New York-Penn League Howard Johnson
Rookie Kingsport Mets Appalachian League Joey Cora



  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/v/velanjo01.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/weathda01.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/shinjts01.shtml
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/o/ochoaal01.shtml
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sweenma01.shtml
  6. ^ a b Jason Bay Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=2002&t=NYN
  8. ^ Marco Scutaro Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ Scott Kazmir Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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