Opinion: Are Lastings Milledge And Carlos Gomez Gone?
All we hear are rumors and speculation around this time of the year. I love it!
I read something interesting this morning from Steve Popper on his blog Amazin Stories. He had some interesting things to say about his conference call with Omar Minaya yesterday, but what really caught my attention was this…
As far as right field, Minaya did admit that he’s investigating the free-agent market, which might mean that he knows his young chips might be on the way out.
Omar was also quoted as saying… "If you’re going to trade for pitching in this market – with the way pitching is right now – you’re going to have to part with some premium guys. Our premium prospects are very well liked. We could be players in some of the pitching that might be traded. We’re always talking to clubs, we talk on a daily basis. We’ll get a deal done.”
You know what??? I’m glad Omar is going to be aggressive!
I don’t know how to feel about losing both Lastings Milledge and Carlos Gomez though. But at the same time if it means a veteran right fielder, and ace for the rotation or a solid catcher, I guess like Omar says, you gotta give up premium prospects.
What do you think? Does anybody else feel uneasy if we lost both Gomez and Milledge?
About the Author: Joe DeCaro
I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73 and '00, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.
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