P Charlie Williams to San Francisco Giants for OF Willie Mays (May, 1972)
Yes, Willie Mays was no longer in his heyday as a Met – but, he was still Willie Mays.
One of the greatest to ever play the game, Mays made his name known as a New York Giant, but the club relocated to San Francisco in 1957. Mets owner Joan Payson was instrumental in bringing the 41-year old back to New York in ’72.
P Carlos Diaz and OF Bob Bailor to Los Angeles Dodgers for P Sid Fernandez (December, 1983)
A key piece to the 1986 World Champion Mets – you’ll be seeing a lot more of that team soon – Sid Fernandez had the hook from hell signature to his imposing left-handed frame. Sid posted a 3.52 ERA and went 16-6 in his All-Star 1986 season.