Friday, April 25, 2008

Roster Move: Brady Clark Designated for Assignment

Bye bye Brady, as the team with six outfielders and five infielders makes a change to add a third catcher. It's a start, I guess! Don't get used to Gustavo Molina, who was only called up so the Mets can hedge their bets while waiting to see if Brian Schneider is going to need a DL stint. If he does, or if Molina is returned to the minors when Schneider comes back, I'll be very curious to see who the Mets recall. A first baseman or a corner infielder would be ideal, but the roster at AAA New Orleans is so embarrassingly bad that they have nothing of value to offer the big club. (I'll be exploring that more next week at Flushing University.) Fernando Tatis? Michel Abreu? Yamma hamma.

Let's take a look at the active roster now:

STARTING PITCHERS
Johan Santana
Oliver Perez
John Maine
Mike Pelfrey
Nelson Figueroa
Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez-DL
Pedro Martinez-DL

RELIEF PITCHERS
Billy Wagner (closer)
Aaron Heilman
Pedro Feliciano
Scott Schoenweis
Jorge Sosa
Joe Smith
Duaner Sanchez
Matt Wise-DL

CATCHERS
Brian Schneider
Raul Casanova
Gustavo Molina
Ramon Castro-DL

INFIELDERS
Carlos Delgado
Luis Castillo
David Wright
Jose Reyes
Damion Easley

OUTFIELDERS
Carlos Beltran
Ryan Church
Marlon Anderson
Endy Chavez
Angel Pagan
Moises Alou-DL

3 comments:

tim said...

Now wait a minute. Bringing up a guy like Tatis is interesting because he has something to prove. He may have some what I like to call "adrenalin success" and starting him in place of Delgado (from here on in to be aptly named "the albatross") here and there may be just what the doctor ordered for the team and the albatross.

By the way, I like what I'm seeing from this Gustavo Molina. Why not send down Casanova?

Judge Roughneck said...

I actually advocated for Tatis at the end of Spring Training. He was a better fit for the last spot on the roster than Clark. He could've backed up third and spelled Delgado on first - the exact role he should be playing now.

I can't tell the difference between Casanova and Molina, and neither of them will be on the roster when Destro returns anyway.

tim said...

Molina is 26, Casanova is not and I got a bad feeling Schnieder is going to make his strat at-bats. That said, Casnova goes ahead and blasts a bomb of a homer yesterday.