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This Day in Mets History
February 10th

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1982 The Mets agree to a $10 million, five-year deal with George Foster, completing the trade with the Reds which sent Jim Kern, Greg Harris, and Alex Trevino to Cincinnati. During his four-and-half-year tenure with the team, the perennial All-Star outfielder proves to be a major offensive disappointment and will be released outright during the 1986 season after he accuses the club of racism for benching him in favor of Kevin Mitchell, a fellow African-American.
1984 After five months of discussion, the Mets and Keith Hernandez, who was eligible for free-agency at the end of the season, come to terms on an $8 million, five-year contract. The deal makes the first baseman the second-highest paid player in franchise history, earning slightly less than George Foster's $10 million, five-year pact signed precisely two years ago.

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