As most of you know by now, the Mets (thanks to a last ditch effort) convinced Billy Wagner to accept the trade to the Boston Red Sox.
But after reading some feedback on Red Sox blogs, I’m getting a strange feeling that we got duped.
Holy crap, we just got a first round pick and a supplemental pick for a couple of scrubs, and in the process we get to use Billy Wagner to help us win this thing. Omar Minaya is my new best friend.
So far, all we know is that we are getting a career minor leaguer in 1B/OF Chris Carter, and the Boston Herald had this to say about the second player to be named,
“According to the source, the other player dealt away to the Mets is a prospect “not of significance.”
I don’t know what to think of Chris Carter. I don’t think he can be called a prospect after spending the last four seasons in AAA and struggling to keep his average at the .270 mark. I don’t think he can be called a prospect when he turns 27 in three weeks. The word on Carter is that he is defensively challenged and is best suited as a DH. Really?
At best, Carter may be a decent addition for the Bisons who need all the help they can get, but it doesn’t look like Carter will be much help for the Mets this year or next…
Omar Minaya is charged with protecting the future of this organization. Unless he felt that he was getting more value than the two high draft picks that the Mets had coming to them, he never should have made this deal. Period.
It looks like this was nothing but an old-fashioned salary dump.
The two players to be named later is just window dressing.
The sad part is that the Wilpon’s will most likely hang on to the $3.5 million dollars they just saved rather than invest it in a product that is turning very little in profit.
There will be more dark days ahead…