From the files of the strange, but true…
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Mets will not part with “B Level” prospect Ruben Tejada, even if it meant acquiring a top of the rotation starter like Houston Astros Ace, Roy Oswalt.
The Mets are so high on rookie infielder Ruben Tejada, their fill-in second baseman for the injured Luis Castillo, that they’d be reluctant to include him in a trade for a pitcher such as Astros right-hander Roy Oswalt.
I don’t really comprehend the wisdom in that if it’s true, but it does give a clear indication that the Mets will not make any moves to bolster the rotation as had been believed by many.
Minaya committed to Mets fans that his priority would be to add a top of the rotation starter in the offseason, but that never happened. He then said he was keeping the savings so that he could upgrade the rotation mid-season, but that no longer appears to be the case.
The Mets have yet to show any indication that they have interest in Oswalt, Cliff Lee or any other top flight pitcher.
I hope they know what they’re doing, because it seems like they are going to ride Hisanori Takahashi and R.A. Dickey for the rest of the season, and their backup plan looks like Oliver Perez and John Maine.
I can see not wanting to part with Jenrry Mejia or Wilmer Flores or even Dillon Gee, but Ruben Tejada? Really?
It doesn’t make sense especially when you consider that they have Reese Havens projected to be their second baseman of the future about a year away?