Thursday, May 22, 2008

Roster Move: Alou Placed on 15-Day DL

Well, this is just totally unexpected.

Moises Alou gets injured. It's a fact of life. I don't understand why the Mets brought Raul Casanova back, though. A professional baseball team started Endy Chavez and Marlon Anderson as their corner outfielders tonight. Willie Randolph's inability to grasp the basics of lineup construction also led him to start four left-handed batters in a row - Carlos Delgado, Anderson, Brian Schneider and Chavez were the #5 to #8 batters. Perhaps a right-handed corner outfielder would've been a better choice to recall than Casanova?

Ohhhhhhh, the Mets only have six outfielders on their 40-man roster!! With Pagan and now Alou on the DL, that means there are only four outfielders available, all of whom are on the active roster right now. You mean it's not a good idea to have 20 pitchers on the 40-man roster, especially when Moises Alou can get injured in a stiff breeze and Marlon Anderson isn't actually an outfielder? Gold star for Omar Minaya!!

Anyway, let's take a look at the active roster now:

Johan Santana
Oliver Perez
John Maine
Mike Pelfrey
Claudio Vargas
Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez-DL
Pedro Martinez-DL

Billy Wagner (closer)
Duaner Sanchez
Pedro Feliciano
Aaron Heilman
Scott Schoenweis
Matt Wise
Joe Smith

Brian Schneider
Ramon Castro
Raul Casanova

Carlos Delgado
Luis Castillo
David Wright
Jose Reyes
Damion Easley
Fernando Tatis

Carlos Beltran
Ryan Church
Marlon Anderson
Endy Chavez
Moises Alou - DL
Angel Pagan - DL


tim said...

We need an extra catcher to catch all of the bullshit.

With all of this talk of a Willie watch how about an Omar watch, I know you've been keeping an eye on him. I think if the firing of Willie should be done by the Wilpons and not Omar, publically at least. Omar needs to know that he's looking like Steve Phillips of late.

John Peterson said...

Valentino Pascucci is a right-handed outfielder.