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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 363 of 1007 players
Gustavo Karim Garcia
Born: October 29, 1975 at Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 6.00 Weight: 195

Karim Garcia was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on October 27, 2005, and October 30, 2014.


First Mets game: April 6, 2004
Last Mets game: July 16, 2004

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March 10, 2004
Karim looks to be picking up just where he left off last season, after being arrested for hopping into the Yanks bullpen last season to beat up a Boston groundskeeper.

Reports are that last week, while out with Shane Spencer and both their wives, Karim decided to relieve himself in the parking lot of a local pizza joint. One of the employees admonished him for it, and then Karim and Spencer beat the guy up. The corroborating witness for this was none other than immortal Post columnist Joel Sherman.

Way to kick off that Mets career, Karim.

Glenn from Queens
March 13, 2004
He's a Yankee thug. We don't need him or want him on the Mets.

March 17, 2004
I agree-he is a thug. Wilpon doesn't seem to realize that all of these part-time utility outfielders wouldn't be necessary if he had done the right thing and signed Vladimir Guerrero. Garcia's performance on the field will most likely not be worth putting up with his off-the field antics.

Kenny M
March 17, 2004
This guy is a complete idiot. He should be ashamed of his behavior in baseball. Why do our beloved Mets need this hothead around? Get lost jerk. Hope you blow a knee out and get cut.

April 10, 2004
Come on. He did not know or not whether that guy was a drunk fan or whatever. At least he helped out his teammate and didn't make like Shawn Estes. Hopefully, he'll play for the Mets like he played for the Yankees, only more often. He seems to do pretty well in the clutch.

April 10, 2004
Karim's looked good in right making three nice plays two sliding one slamming off the wall he also hit a bomb off of Smoltz the other night.

May 22, 2004
Forget Amos Otis for Joe Foy. I looked at my new Who's Who in Baseball yesterday, and (re)discovered that the Detroit Tigers once obtained Karim Garcia 1-up for... Luis Gonzalez.

July 23, 2004
My first reaction to the Mets signing Garcia was complete bitterness due to the Mets failure to really get involved in the Vlad Guerrero hunt. Then I had high hopes for Garcia after he got off to a good start, but he reverted back to the player who has a lower career OBP than Rey Ordonez. He could not stop swinging at garbage early in the count. He showed a lot of heart defensively, but his lack of consistent offensive presence made trading for Richard Hidalgo an absolute no-brainer.

Losing him is no great loss, even if he did hit 2 HRs in his debut with the Orioles.

Phil Thiegou
August 3, 2004
Even though I had my doubts about him, being Yankee trash and all, he did pretty good during his brief time here. However, whenever I saw him at bat or catch a fly ball, I had in the back of my mind Pedro Martinez mutter that infamous line, "Who is Karim Garcia?" Some of us may never know.

September 1, 2004
Seems like a nice guy despite all the negative press he got along with Shane Spencer. I got his autograph at spring training.

February 12, 2005
Another case of "What Might Have Been" He started out very well for us! Unfortunately he got hit on the elbow in Chicago, and he went into a drastic slump. Had he been given some time to heal, he could have been a force! Instead we dumped him, and got Hidalgo to take his place. A definite wash all around!

Mr. Sparkle
February 14, 2005
What a total disaster this clown turned out to be. He had a decent tenure in the Bronx, certainly not awesome but respectable, outside of his bullpen inceident in Fenway which should have been enough to keep us away, but hoping to steal some of their thunder as they did with us and Gooden, Strawberry and Cone, I figured it might be a good thing. Boy was I wrong.

Garcia and Shane Spencer were trouble from the start and should have been released in spring traning when getting into a fight with a pizza man.

Now, these guys aren't in the same league as Strawberry, Gooden and Cone, but in a warped way I thought having these two would steal a little karma. SORRY. Those two losers were a disgrace to the Mets uniform and should have never been Mets.

September 11, 2005
After a start slow that sent him to the minors in Japan, Karim came back to the Orix Buffaloes and has been on a tear since. He had a back-to-back three homer games (yes, that's 6 homers in two consecutive days), which is said to be a world record, a feat that never has been done even in MLB.

Karim, a career journeyman, may finally find a home in Japan, and he has not behaved bad so far, which he claimed notoriety when he played back in the States.

February 25, 2006
I remember seeing him as a can't miss prospect for the Dodgers in the season preview magazines years ago. As for what he did here? It serves us right for even thinking of taking a Yankee reject and expecting something good from it. That kind of stuff only works the other way around.

September 16, 2007
I'm glad the Mets dumped this loser. He was a complete head case.

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