Lastings Milledge, Endy Chavez and Michael Tucker make up the corner outfield spots for the Mets these days. Milledge is a prospect with holes in his game; Chavez has played well, but is a reserve; and Tucker is a role player. With Cliff Floyd injured, the Mets figure to enter the postseason with a hole, both defensively and at the plate. They are talking about Shawn Green, who isn’t the player he once was, but a better option than what they have now.
Two weeks later and on the surface the Xavier Nady trade doesn’t look so good. Roberto Hernandez has been so-so at best. The key is if Oliver Perez turns into anything, and they won’t know that until next year. If then. For the immediate future, at least, they could use Nady.