Over the last few years, there have been a few questionmarks at the keystone for the Amazins. It was thought that Kaz Matsui was the panacea. Wrong. Anderson Hernandez was vying to the position early last year (and to this date, still etched a memorable catch in the wee games of 2006). Jose Valentin filled in - did an admirable job - got hurt - Damon Easley took over in the interim - done well - Valentin back.
Both of these guys are surprises - and a bit old. Nothing wrong with both. But lets think towards the future.
I have a doozy of a trade that I hope management will consider...
Brian Roberts of the Orioles puts up some nice #'s - http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/roberbr01.shtml He's a .283 hitter and steals bases. Gets a lot of hits and has a semi respectable .982 fielding percentage.
Let's get him and give up:
Lastings Milledge: http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/millela02.shtml and maybe someone like a AAA prospect. Lastings, the toast of the town last year, diminished his star quality in the eyes of many with that rap record -- Plus, he didn't hustle - something that Carlos Gomez does and so does Ben Johnson. You MUST be hungry to succeed in NY and I think Lastings, as talented as he is, will be better playing out of the limelight.
Omar, Pull the trigger and lets get Roberts.