A new question has been posed: Do you like last night’s trade for J.J. Putz/Jeremy Reed/Sean Green or did the Mets give up too much?
Great TRADE>>>>GOOG JOB OMAR.
.J. Putz and K-Rod assassin combo!!!
Just take a look: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/hotstove08/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=3761777&campaign=rss&source=MLBHeadlines
WHILE I’LL CERTAINLY MISS SMITH, HIS DEPARTURE FREES UP 2 ROSTER SPOTS NEGATING THE NEED TO HOLD ONTO A LOOGEY LIKE FELICIANO AS HIS ALTER-EGO. CHAVEZ CAN BE REPLACED BY ANGEL DEFENSIVLY & IS MORE USEFUL OFF BENCH OFFENSIVLY. WHILE PUTZ HAD A MEDOIOCRE, AT BEST SEASON AS A CLOSER LAST YR, HE STILL MANAGED TO AVG. 1.22K/IP. WHATEVER WAS NEEDED TO KEEP HELLMAN FROM SPREADING THAT SOURED MAYO AT END OF GAMES IS A DEFINITE PLUS. THIS IS DONE, I’M READY TO MOVE ON & I’M CERTAINLY INTRIGUED BY THE VERY FIRST CASTILLO RUMORED DEAL THAT MAKES DEFINITE SENSE FOR BOTH CLUBS INVOLVED. LAST NIGHT ON HOT STOVE REPORT, BURKHARDT TEASED OF A POTENTIAL DEAL OF CASTILLO_ TO DODGERS FOR JUAN PIERRE (32 YRS OLD DUE 18M/2 YRS) WITH JEFF KENT MULLING RETIREMENT OR TEXAS RESIDENCY. IT’S APPARENT SUCH A SWAP OF BAD CONTRACTS MAY HELP BOTH CLUBS. I’M CONVINCED THAT THE SNAKES ARE PRAYING HUDSON FALLS BACK TO THEM & A RUMORED DEAL OF CASTILLO FOR BYRNES WOULD WORK AGAINST THEM IN A HUDSON DEAL; THEY AREN’T DUMB THEY’D HAVE TO KNOW TAKING CASTILLO WOULD FACILITATE METS ACQUIRING HUDSON. AS SUCH I BELIEVE THOUGH PRETTIER THAN THE DODGER DEAL, IT’S A NON-STARTER WHEREAS PIERRE MAY MAKE MORE SENSE. RE. 2B I FOR ONE WOULD EDGE FURCAL OVER HUDSON ON METS BOTH HAVE INJURY QUESTIONS O’DAAWG’S WRIST Vs RAFFY’S BACK, WHICH MAY IMPROVE @ 2B. FURCAL PLAYS 2B IN WINTERBALL IN THE DR SINCE TEJADA OR REYES GETS SS OVER HIM. HIS FREUDIAN SLIP OF TALKING METS’ DEAL MAY BE JUST THAT. IMAGINE REYES FOLLOWED BY FURCAL IN ANY ORDER. ALMOST AS SEXTY AS PUTZ FOLLOWED BY K-ROD TO CLOSE GAMES IN THE 8th.
Great trade!! Good riddance Heilman (though we’ll miss Endy). NEt net, still a great trade for the MEts. Putz to set up for K-Rod? That has to be one of the best combos in MLB. Nice job Omar!
The pressure is on Minaya to sign a RF to replace Endy Chavez. Raul Ibanez would be a good fit.
good trade Putz is excellent and reed is servicable. Heilmann had to go.
Good job Omar
Great insights. I’m intrigued by the Pierre or Byrnes deals although neither solve 2B. I feel OK about Beltran in CF and then some combination of Church, Murphy, Evans, and Tatis at the corners. I think the Mets need an everyday 2nd bagger.
Also, there are probably Caps Lock and Shift keys on your keyboard. Use ‘em.
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