Monday, April 13, 2009

Roster Move: Marlon Anderson Released

Thank God.

It was absolutely the right move to make, but you always wonder when it comes to the Mets making the right move. Anderson had no specific role on this team and will probably end up in Buffalo - I can't see why any major league team would want to add him to their squad.

These days, with the over-specialization of bullpens, major league teams simply do not have room on the roster to carry a designated pinch hitter. That's what Anderson is at this point in his career - he can't play the field and he can't run, so he doesn't belong on the bench. Anderson simply does not hit enough to regularly play a corner outfield position, so he is basically out of places to play. At this point, the only fit I see for him is with a bad American League team that could use a DH.

Johan Santana
Mike Pelfrey
Oliver Perez
John Maine
Livan Hernandez

Francisco Rodriguez (closer)
JJ Putz
Sean Green
Pedro Feliciano
Brian Stokes
Darren O'Day
Bobby Parnell

Brian Schneider
Ramon Castro

Carlos Delgado
Luis Castillo
David Wright
Jose Reyes
Alex Cora
Fernando Tatis

Daniel Murphy
Carlos Beltran
Ryan Church
Jeremy Reed
Gary Sheffield

No comments: