Omar Minaya’s phone keeps ringing. And, when it’s not, he’s dialing. “Lastings Milledge’s”:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=7706 name seems to find its way into a lot of those conversations. I don’t know what kind of player Milledge will become, but you can see the skills.
The first thing I think of when I hear Milledge’s name in trade rumors are the outfield corners Moises Alou and Shawn Green, neither of whom are likely to be with the Mets next year.
Milledge has to fill one of those holes, and Carlos Gomez figures to fill the other. Old and slow will be young and fast. Dealing Milledge would create a void.