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Darren Oliver
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 800 of 975 players
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Darren Christopher Oliver
Born: October 6, 1970 at Kansas City, Mo.
Throws: Left Bats: Right
Height: 6.00 Weight: 170

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First Mets game: April 7, 2006
Last Mets game: October 14, 2006





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5280MetsFan
June 15, 2006
This guy has a great arm (did you see those 4 innings against the D-backs). Hopefully he can keep up this pace for the rest of the year.

Mr. Sparkle
June 23, 2006
I wanted no part of this guy in spring training. He was a pretty lousy starting pitcher and I didn't see him being a bullpen guy. No one else stood out in spring training so they took him because of his experience. He has been a very pleasant surpise. I guess pitching out of the pen has made a big difference because he has been awesome. It's nice to be wrong about a player and have it turn out so well.

Brian M
June 28, 2006
Darren Oliver has got to be the most underrated pitcher on the Mets. He only comes in if a starter gets either hurt, ejected, or if they simply have an early meltdown; once he's in though, you can expect a few innings of great pitching. Oliver would really be better suited as a starter considering our bullpen depth even without him, but what are the chances of kicking El Duque out of the rotation?

5280MetsFan
October 15, 2006
This will be my second time writing about Darren. Thank you for those 6 great innings against the Cards. Yeah he was shaky with the first batter, but after that he was pretty much on the entire time. Better then that so called 15 game winner starting pitcher we started.

Dalkowski110
October 16, 2006
I must say that Game 3 of the 2006 NLCS, a game Steve Trachsel blew and the Mets lost, was also the greatest performance I have ever seen by a relief pitcher on any team in any league. That man would be Darren Oliver. Six scoreless innings (the 2 runs given up were charged to Trachsel), probably eventually knowing the Mets would lose and pitching the whole thing with tears in his eyes. My Dad's been following baseball a lot longer than I have (I'm 19 in a couple days, versus my Dad being sixty), and he says the only better effort he saw by a relief pitcher was Sid Fernandez in Game 7 of the 1986 World Series. Kudos Darren! I hope they scratch Steve Trachsel in favor of Darren Oliver should we play a Game 7 and/or get to the World Series.

Mr. Sparkle
December 20, 2006
This guy had a great year. He did just about everything right. His WHIP was around 1.10 which is phenomenal. He could come in for one batter or 5 innings. He was very versatile. Why the Mets passed on resigning him is beyond me. He got one year for $1,750,000. Was that too rich for their blood? He would have been worth it for another year.

Kyle
September 16, 2007
Not re-signing Darren Oliver was a large mistake. I think it was one of the biggest. The replacement is Aaron Sele. Oliver never even pitches on the Angels, rather being a lefty specialist. The Mets should grab him for next year.

Shickhaus Franks
October 29, 2010
Here's one pitcher that the Mets SHOULD have kept and now he's in the 2010 World Series for the Texas Rangers along with Frenchy. Maybe seeing Oliver and Frenchy will inspire Reyes and Wright to play better baseball and hopefully those 2 along with the Mets will be in the World Series in the NEAR FUTURE!!!

Jonathan Stern
January 1, 2012
He and that Texas bullpen just couldn't get that third strike. Ouch! As bad as the 1986 Red Sox, maybe worse. I feel terrible for the Rangers.









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