Everyone knows the Mets are struggling to stay off the mash unit.
Omar Minaya has to figure there must be an upgrade in his offense, but which defensive position must it be?
He has Jose Reyes on the shelf for a month, but chances are he will let Cora make the best of his time in the lineup. I like Cora's grit to handle the lefties, but remember he is also playing hurt and could be a candle in the wind before we know it.
Does Minaya make a play for a infielder especially that can play shortstop or second base? There has been much speculation about beleaguered Bobby Crosby, but he is always hurt. Next!
How about Orlando Cabrera, the guy is a little older, but can hit and even make a couple of appearances at third base. It might not cost much, but the Mets might not want to take on his salary and Reyes.
Then you have the Carlos Delgado situation, which is a no brainier to let young Daniel Murphy play there. The other option is to put Murphy back in the outfield and get a first baseman. It could be a handful of names that we hear like Todd Helton, Garrett Atkins, Adrian Gonzalez or Nick Johnson. If Delgado comes back, what do you do?
Now that Pagan and Church are on the shelf, the Mets might pursue a big-time outfielder. I have heard the buzz that Carlos Lee and Matt Holliday might be in the picture. Both make big bucks, but I think Lee might be a better fit in the clubhouse.
What can the Mets offer for one of these guys? Unless the Mets make a package deal that includes Oswalt and Lee.
Guys you might hear in a trade rumors are Church, Niese, Evans, F-Mart and Tejada.
It sucks J.J. Putz is not in the Mets' bullpen, but Parnell has earned himself a spot for the eighth inning. I have seen this guy reach 100 miles per hour. I think if Putz was healthy, they might of used him in a deal.
It's only a amount of time before we see what happens, nothing might happen until July 31. It might be too late by then for the Amazin's fate.
Shock us Omar . Make a trade!
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