October 16, 2002 Don't be deceived by this guy's low ERA. Constantly came in this season with runners on base and let them score. One of Phillips "BIG TRADES" on the deadline. Get rid of him.
April 1, 2003 Relatively low-cost pickup by the Mets from the Padres at the trading deadline in 2002. At the time, they were hot, and appeared back in the wild card mix. Not winning a home game in August took them right back out of the mix.
We didn't give up a lot in the Steve Reed trade, and he proved to be serviceable for us down the stretch.
September 24, 2004 Boy, doesn't the trade for Steve Reed look awful right about now since Jason Bay is a legitimate Rookie of the Year candidate. I am pretty sure the Mets could use a 25 year-old outfielder hitting almost .300 with 25 HRs. Instead, they got 26 innings from a reliever they refused to tender the following year.
Another negative trade for the Steve Phillips balance sheet.
September 8, 2006 The not-as-publicized companion piece to Kazmir-for-Zambrano. . .Jason Bay slips through our fingers so that we could have Steve Reed and Jason Middlebrook.
Bay and Kazmir would (and should) have made the 2006 Mets the hands down favorite to win the World Series! Time will tell if they win it anyway.
September 8, 2006 Maybe we want to take back that comment that we didn't give up a lot in the Steve Reed trade. I know, hindsight is 20-20 right? Jason Bay would be a household name if he wasn't stuck with the Pirates.