Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mets get another pitcher

The Mets won again today, as did Philly, so the race stayed the same. But one thing did change: the Mets added another dodgy pitcher to their stable. Al Reyes had been sent to the minors by Tampa Bay after having a tough year: two stints on the disabled list, and 2 tazer incidents with Florida cops. He was pitching well when he returned by his second DL trip, but maybe there is a little more to the story than that. In any event, this guy is a real closer: he saved 26 of 30 games last year. The Mets are hoping that a change of scenery will heal his arm and halt his late-night bar episodes. He'll go straight to double-A ball until he gets it together.

It's not a bad strategy: with Wagner still on the DL and looking doubtful for return this year, to assemble a bunch of possible diamonds in the rough, in the hope that a couple will shine up real good. The only thing is: would you trust any of these guys when they walk to the mound, in, say, game 7 of the World Series?

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