Andy Phillips? Really? Well, the "Omar only loves Latins" contingent will have a hard time spinning this one, that's for sure.
I'm not sure what Andy Phillips brings to the roster of a team that aspires to win baseball games. He does bat from the right side of the plate and (until this season) was primarily a first baseman, so he theoretically could be used a platoon partner for Carlos Delgado. This would be a good thing if Andy Phillips could hit left-handed major league pitching, but he has shown a remarkable inability to do so throughout his career. He apparently also plays third base and second base in a pinch, which I suppose is a useful tool to have, but I don't think Phillips is any better than Damion Easley or Fernando Tatis. I'd rather have Stein, Lupus, Ogilvie and the Aguilar brothers on my bench than the cast of characters the Mets are employing in reserve.
So I'm not sure why Andy Phillips is here, but Robinson Cancel was sent down to make room for him. He never should've been with the big club in the first place, so I guess that's a good thing. Let's take a look at the active roster now:
Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez - DL
Billy Wagner (closer)
Matt Wise - DL
Moises Alou - DL
Ryan Church - DL
Angel Pagan - DL