(I'm here all week, don't forget to tip the hostess and wait staff...).
So the Mets were ahead 2-1 in the seventh and the floodgates broke open. Beltran couldn't get to a ball that was hit to his left and that spurred a rally. Santana pitched well, but only 1 K.
4 losses and swept by the Braves, 3 losses to the Nats. Where does the logic start and the insanity end?
Today we hear the Moises Alou is going back on the DL with a strained calf. OK, I like Alou, he's a good hitter and it would have been nice to have him on the Metropolitans when he was younger. Is he going to be our version of Mike Hampton? Someone to keep way past their prime - what will be the value when healed? Is it worth the time? Alou is a proven player, but at this stage of the game, as a pensioner, he should be a DH somewhere.
The obvious question is who/what do you do to replace Alou? Is the outfield ready for Endy Chavez, Beltran and Church? I think someone stronger needs to be out there.
Here are a few I propose that we get via trade. Naturally, Pelfrey, Delgado, Heilmann and Castillo would be on the trading block:
- David Murphy - Rangers http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/fantasy?playerId=28582
- Josh Hamilton - Rangers http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/fantasy?statsId=6679&leagueId=3603
- Eric Byrnes - Diamondbacks http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?playerId=4498
I'd be interested in hearing others who would be an asset...