One day, when a historian is researching the 2008 Mets, he or she will look at a certain six-day period in June and wonder to themselves, "why in the hell was Abraham Nunez on the major league roster?" They will never, ever find the answer to that question.
Nunez is gone, although I imagine he'll resurface in New Orleans in a week or to. Chris Aguila gets the recall, and while I am under no illusions that he will be the catalyst that sparks this team's turnaround, Aguila has been raking for the Zephyrs this season. He is also an outfielder by trade and not by happenstance, one of only four active players on the Mets' roster who can actually make such a claim.
Aguila's best-case scenario is to stick with the big club as a fifth outfielder and perhaps to become the right-handed part of a platoon when the incumbent right fielder returns from injury. Now all the Mets have to do is release Marlon Anderson and give Val Pascucci a handful of starts in right while Ryan Church is out of commission. Well, that and go 62-37 to close out the regular season.
Let's take a look at the active roster now:
Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez - DL
Billy Wagner (closer)
Matt Wise - DL
Ryan Church - DL
Angel Pagan - DL