December 1, 1998
The Mets sign 31-year-old Gold Glove third baseman Robin Ventura to a four-year, $32 million free-agent deal. The former White Sox infielder will join two-time Gold Glove shortstop Rey Ordonez, Edgardo Alfonzo and first baseman John Olerud to make up what Sports Illustrated has called one of the best fielding infields in history.

December 1, 1998
The Mets sign 31-year-old Gold Glove third baseman Robin Ventura to a four-year, $32 million free-agent deal. The former White Sox infielder will join two-time Gold Glove shortstop Rey Ordonez, Edgardo Alfonzo and first baseman John Olerud to make up what Sports Illustrated has called one of the best fielding infields in history.