The Mets acquired right-handed reliever Rick White along with Bubba Trammell from the Tampa Bay Devils on July 28, 2000 in exchange for Paul Wilson and Jason Tyner. At the time, the Mets were looking to solidify their bullpen as they made a push to reach the postseason for the second season in a row. White was the winning pitcher in his first appearance as a Met on July 29, he pitched one inning of scoreless relief against the St. Louis Cardinals. White finished out the season with a 2-3 record and 1 save and helped the Mets win the National League Wild Card for the second year in a row.
In the postseason White won game three of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants by pitching two innings of scoreless relief as the Mets won the game in 13 innings. The Mets would reach the World Series but lost to the Yankees in five games.
White returned to the Mets in 2001 and pitched to similar results. Between two stints on the disabled list he posted a 4-5 record with 2 saves and a 3.88 ERA. Following the season Rick White left the Mets and signed as a free agent with the Colorado Rockies.
In his two seasons with the Mets he won 6 games while losing 8 with 3 saves and a 3.86 ERA.
While with the Mets White wore number 51.
Rick White also played for the following teams:
Pittsburgh Pirates – 1994,1995, 2005
Tampa Bay Devil Rays – 1998-2000
Colorado Rockies – 2002
St. Louis Cardinals – 2002
Chicago White Sox – 2003
Houston Astros – 2003, 2007
Cleveland Indians – 2004
Philadelphia Phillies – 2006
Cincinnati Reds – 2006
Seattle Mariners – 2007