Out of everyone on the list, O’Day has the second-shortest stint with the Amazin’s.
O’Day was taken by the Mets in the 2008 Rule 5 Draft after making 30 appearances with the Angels the year before.
In his four appearances with the Mets, he allowed two unearned runs in five innings. He worked into and out of plenty of trouble, as he owned a 2.00 WHIP in his short tenure. He was designated for assignment after those four games in order for the Mets could make room for Nelson Figueroa.
The Rangers scooped him up, and he went on to have a 1.94 ERA and a WHIP of 0.95 for the remainder of that season.
O’Day, of course, is currently a member of the Atlanta Braves, and has been fairly reliable as a reliever in his career. Since 2009, his 2.38 ERA is the fifth-best mark among all active relievers (min. 200 innings). His 0.99 WHIP is the sixth-best mark in baseball.
For the record, Nelson Figueroa made just 16 appearances in 2009, 10 of them starts, and owned a 4.09 ERA. He went to the Phillies after the 2009 season.
Chalk that up as another one the Mets probably want back.