J.J. Putz Just Another Met On the DL

David MarineSenior Writer IJune 4, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 08:  J.J. Putz #22 of the New York Mets throws a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 8, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 7-3.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets reliever J.J. Putz will have surgery Tuesday to remove bone spurs in his elbow. He'll likely be out for at least two months.

It's not like the Mets can't live without Putz, especially the way he's been pitching lately, but that makes two major signings this offseason who are headed to the DL, either permanently or for an extended period of time.

Bobby Parnell may be feeling a bit heavier when he wakes up tomorrow with the huge burden known as the eighth inning resting soley on his shoulders.

This mash unit known as the New York Mets needs to sign a better team doctor, a physical therapist, and a power bat for the outfield.

Get ready for the trade rumors folks. Matt Holliday, Carlos Lee, Ramon Martinez, Adrian Gonzalez, and Jason Bay are sure to be mentioned in the next 72 hours.

Getting swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates is enough to make anyone rethink their team's talent, but general manager Omar Minaya needs to make sure any move he makes is for the long term.

Learn from the idiocy of Steve Phillips and Jim Duquette, Omar.

At least Carlos Beltran is finally back, but Jose Reyes is out for at least a month. And Oliver Perez...well...do we care?

Break out the Advil and keep some ACE bandages handy. The next week could be a bumpy ride.