Here's a response that I made on my twins board (http://www.battleyourtailoff.com
). How many prospects did the Mets mess up with their fast track approach in the last 5-10 years? guerra turns 23 in a few weeks and he was 17 in high A ball in 2006
I find it hard to remember any prospects the Mets traded away who turned out good sans Scott Kazmir for awhile.
Johan for Carlos Gomez, Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey (Busts all around here - 4th outfielder, two pitchers who can barely earn a roster spot, and another trapped in MILB for eternity)
Delgado for Mike Jacobs and Yusmeiro Petit (Petit had star upside, Jacobs had pop and seemed like he could be a regular longer than he was, both are already out of MLB)
Alomar for Alex Escobar (Supposed to be as can't miss a prospect as possible, legendary bust here)
Lo Duca for Gaby Hernandez
Of course, the Mets kept many others like Milledge and F-Mart to screw up on their own.