Saturday, August 2, 2008

Roster Move: Anderson Placed on 15-Day DL, Murphy Recalled

This Dan Murphy, if you were wondering, although Dropkick Murphy would've been an improvement over Marlon Anderson. Murphy has been moving through the farm system quickly this year and will be in uniform for the Mets tonight.

Minor-league callups are always exciting, especially for players of some promise like Murphy, but I think that he will likely end up like Nick Evans and prove to be overmatched at this level. This doesn't mean I'm not a long-term believer in Murphy (or Evans, for that matter); I just think they both belong in New Orleans right now. Both guys play several positions (although Murphy just started taking grounders at second base last month) and have hit well in their minor-league careers, so I'm hoping that they'll be filling the Anderson/Damion Easley roles in 2009.

Let's take a look at the active roster now:

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

RELIEF PITCHERS
Billy Wagner (closer)
Aaron Heilman
Duaner Sanchez
Pedro Feliciano
Scott Schoeneweis
Joe Smith
Carlos Muniz
Tony Armas - DL
Matt Wise - DL

CATCHERS
Brian Schneider
Ramon Castro
Robinson Cancel

INFIELDERS
Carlos Delgado
Damion Easley
David Wright
Jose Reyes
Argenis Reyes
Dan Murphy
Luis Castillo-DL

OUTFIELDERS
Fernando Tatis
Carlos Beltran
Endy Chavez
Nick Evans
Marlon Anderson - DL
Ryan Church - DL
Trot Nixon - DL

1 comment:

tim said...

Roster move: John Maine on the 15 DL retro to July 29th, Eddie Kunz recalled from Binhampton.

Sheesh, do your job you lazy no count!