Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monkeys Set Mets Agenda

Yesterday the monkeys suggested three steps that the Mets needed to take.

Number #1

Jorge Sosa had to go. The fact that he was "versatile" only meant he could be very bad in a variety of roles.

Number #2

Nelson Figueroa's time had past. He was a nice story and gave some quality innings, but he reverted to what he was... a very pedestrian pitcher.

Number #3

Carlos Delgado couldn't keep being overmatched by lefties. There needed to be a righty on the bench who could spell him on occasion.

Well today, Jorge Sosa and Nelson Figueroa were designated for assignment. Matt Wise and Claudio Vargas have been added to the roster. Angel Pagan has been placed on the DL and Fernando Tatis who has slugged 12 homers so far in AAA was called up.

These are all good moves. The Mets needed a bat off the bench that could jack one out of the park. Fernando Tatis may be slightly limited as a player, but he could easily fill this need. Claudio Vargas has been a pretty decent starter that has had double digit win totals the past 2 years. Hopefully he'll eventually be replaced by Pedro or Duque or even a healthy Freddy Garcia in the second half of the season, but he should be a suitable stopgap. Finally, Matt Wise will be a welcome fresh arm who despite one bad pitch to Robert Andino looked pretty good.

The monkeys set a 3 step plan and Omar followed. And it's always good to have a plan.

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