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This Day in Mets History
December 2nd

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1991 The Mets sign Pirates' free-agent Bobby Bonilla to a $29 million, five-year deal. The 28-year-old highly touted outfielder will hit only .249 during the first year of his contract for an under-achieving New York club.
1993 Future Hall of Famer Eddie Murray, who hit .274 and averaged 96.5 RBIs during his two seasons in the Big Apple, leaves New York to sign a free-agent deal with the Indians. The Mets had signed the then 36-year-old first baseman as one of several acquisitions, including Bobby Bonilla, Willie Randolph, and Bret Saberhagen, in a futile attempt to improve the club's performance on the field.
2008 Mets COO Jeff Wilpon says the team's new ballpark's name will remain Citi Field, disregarding suggestions naming the venue Citi/Taxpayer Field made by two NYC council members. Citigroup, a struggling financial institution benefiting from a bailout from the federal government, pays the franchise $400 million over 20 years for naming rights to the stadium.
2009 The Braves and left-hander Billy Wagner agree on a $7 million, one-year deal for the southpaw to become the club's closer, replacing Rafael Soriano and Mike Gonzalez. The six-time All-Star, who missed most of last season due to elbow surgery, was traded by the Mets to the Red Sox in late August after the reliever showed he still had a live fastball in his initial appearance off the disabled list in New York.

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