Trading with the enemy is pretty rare – and when I mean the enemy, I’m referring to trading within the division – and the Yankees. You don’t want to be on the bad end of a trade and be burned for years to come when trading with your chief rivals.
So what trades have the Mets made with the Enemy over the last 15 years? It’s only happened 19 times and remarkably, it hasn’t happened in four years…
February 6, 1998 – Robert Stratton, A.J. Burnett, and Jesus Sanchez were traded to the Marlins for Al Leiter and Ralph Millard.
March 20, 1998 – Brandon Villafuerte and a Player to be named later (Cesar Crespo) were traded to the Marlins for Robert Stratton.
May 22, 1998 – Geoff Goetz, Preston Wilson, and Ed Yarnall were traded to the Marlins for Mike Piazza.
November 20, 1998 – Jorge Fabregas was traded to the Marlins for Oscar Henriquez.
July 23, 2001 – Todd Pratt was traded to the Phillies for Gary Bennett.
July 27, 2001 – Dennis Cook and Turk Wendell were traded to the Phillies for Adam Walker and Bruce Chen.
December 7, 2001 – Robin Ventura was traded to the Yankees for David Justice.
March 24, 2002 – Lou Collier was traded to the Expos for Jason Bay and Jimmy Serrano
April 5, 2002 – Bruce Chen, Luis Figueroa, Dickey Gonzalez, and a PTBNL (Saul Rivera) were traded to the Expos for Phil Seibel, Scott Strickland, and Matt Watson.
July 16, 2003 – Armando Benitez was traded to the Yankees for Ryan Biconda, Jason Anderson, and Anderson Garcia.
December 3, 2004 – Mike Stanton was traded to the Yankees for Felix Heredia.
November 24, 2005 – Grant Psomas, Mike Jacobs, and Yusmeiro Petit were traded to the Marlins for Carlos Delgado and cash.
December 5, 2005 – Dante Brinkley and Gaby Hernandez were traded to the Marlins for Paul Lo Duca.
November 20, 2006 – Matt Lindstrom and Henry Owens were traded to the Marlins for Adam Bostick and Jason Vargas.
August 6, 2007 – Player to be named later to the Marlins for Chad Hermansen. (Baseball Reference does not reflect if the PTBNL was later sent).
November 30, 2007 – Lastings Milledge was traded to the Nationals for Ryan Church and Brian Schneider.
August 17, 2008 – PTBNL (Anderson Hernandez) was traded to the Nationals for Luis Ayala.
July 10, 2009 – Ryan Church was traded to the Braves for Jeff Francoeur.
August 6, 2009 – Greg Veloz was traded to the Nationals for Anderson Hernandez.