By Blaidd Drwg
Miguel Batista was recently released by the Mets and it appears his career is over. He will be “best” remembered around these parts as one of the worst free agent signings of the Bavasi era, sporting 2 mediocre and 1 terrible season for a 3 year, 24 million dollar contract.
Batista was exactly league average (his OPS+ according to baseball-reference.com is exactly 100) over his 18 year career and he did have a couple of decent seasons with the Diamondbacks back in the early 2000’s, but he was never great.
One interesting fact if he does indeed retire before the end of the season: He is the last remaining active member of the 1992 Pirates team, having appeared in one game for them back in ’92. Why is that significant? Well, 1992 happens to be the last time the Pirates had a winning record. That is how long Miggy has been around