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Beltran Booty: Rob Erlin
Posted By Howard Megdal On July 26, 2011 @ 11:01 am In Player moves,Today's Mets headlines,Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
Here at the LoHud Mets Blog, we get letters. (To send us letters, email email@example.com.) Needless to say, it is our youngest readers who are most concerned with the future of the team, which means that our Beltran prospect mail tends to skew younger. Little Jonny P., age 4, writes:
The one worry with Erlin is his size- at just 6’ even, will his frame hold up over 10-12 seasons? Again, note Saberhagen, just 6’1”, who didn’t throw 200 innings in any season after age 25. Was that an unholy early workload, his size, or both?
That alone makes me feel like a Mike Minor, 6’4” (or in Keith Hernandez scouting terms, “Who’s that tall drink of water?”), would be the better long-term bet. But if Erlin centered a Beltran-to-the-Rangers deal, I’d be just fine with it.
I rate this potential Beltran Booty “Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreasonably good return.”
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