Friday, November 30, 2007

Say G-Bye to L-Millz

Lets just say I didn't see this one coming.

The Mets have traded Lastings Milledge to the Washington Nationals for C Brian Schneider (Their 3rd catcher in a month) and OF Ryan Church, a 29 year old 4th outfielder.

Now it's no surprise that the Mets were still looking for a catcher, and there are a number of people who feel that all Church needs is a chance to play everyday, but what seems to have caught everyone off guard is the apparent lack of Milledge's value that this trade clearly implies.

With young outfielders being the Mets strongest trading chip, to deal the most established of their prospects to plug holes that aren't leaking simply doesn't make sense to me. Within the next few days I hope to read about how no team with a frontline starter would go near Milledge, or see Church get sent to Oakland, Minnesota, or Baltimore.

On the "bright" side, at least now the Mets will get some attention from the back pages again, and this trade in no way adds to the "Los Mets" debate. Yippee!

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