Cliff Floyd told Willie Randolph he could play, but just would have a problem running in the outfield or on the bases. Randolph said “no thanks.” Floyd is getting antsy, but he’s clearly not ready. Floyd thinks it might be a couple of more days, which is why they aren’t talking DL.
David Wright is the leading vote-getter amond NL third basemen for the All-Star Game in Pittsburgh. Mets could have a handful there: Wright, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, Tom Glavine, Paul Lo Duca.
Here’s the lineups with the player’s career average here:
SS Jose Reyes: .315 (23-73, 3 HR)
Paul Lo Duca: .351 (20-57, 2 HR)
Carlos Beltran: .270 (20-74, 1 HR)
Carlos Delgado: .420 (21-50, 2 HR)
David Wright: .264 (14-53, 4 HR)
Jose Valentin: .167 (1-6, 0 HR)
Endy Chavez: .222 (16-72, 0 HR)
Lastings Milledge: .250 (1-4, 0 HR)
Orlando Hernandez: Making first career start vs. Philadelphia.