Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Roster Move: Nunez DFA'd, Aguila Recalled

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:

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

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

CATCHERS
Brian Schneider
Ramon Castro

INFIELDERS
Carlos Delgado
Luis Castillo
David Wright
Jose Reyes
Damion Easley
Fernando Tatis

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

2 comments:

tim said...

There will be a show on the discovery channel, it will be hosted by Robert Stack, it will investigate such questions along with Why Wouldn't Davey johnson Take Out Dwight Gooden After 7 Innings?, Why Did WE trade Tom Seaver Again? and Art Howe; Really?

tim said...

HOLY SHIT ALOU IS HURT AGAIN!!! Somebody put this guy down.

Please.