Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Roster Move: Maine Placed on 15-Day DL, Kunz Recalled

Since some members of the peanut gallery started barking that I didn't get a chance to mention this, I offer you my admittedly late perspective on John Maine's injury and Eddie Kunz's major league debut.

Rotator cuff injuries = very, very, very bad
Eddie Kunz = not ready


I have to assume Kunz will only be here temporarily, as the Mets will need a starter for Maine's turn in the rotation and no one in the bullpen is capable of making a spot start. There are whispers that Jon Niese will get the assignment, making Omar Minaya's transparent attempts to make his prospects look like major-league caliber players in in full swing. No one is buying it. The only people he's fooling are wildly optimistic Mets fans.

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

Johan Santana
Oliver Perez
Mike Pelfrey
Pedro Martinez
John Maine - DL

Billy Wagner (closer)
Aaron Heilman
Duaner Sanchez
Pedro Feliciano
Scott Schoeneweis
Joe Smith
Carlos Muniz
Eddie Kunz

Brian Schneider
Ramon Castro
Robinson Cancel

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

Dan Murphy
Nick Evans
Carlos Beltran
Fernando Tatis
Endy Chavez
Marlon Anderson - DL
Ryan Church - DL

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