Sunday, June 1, 2008

Roster Move: Wise Placed on 15-Day DL

I know I'm very late on this, but I haven't written anything since Tuesday because I've been lazy. Everyday updates are very hard to maintain.

I'm on record since the beginnning of this blog that I thought Matt Wise was a cagey pick-up for the Mets. I have to admit I'm disappointed in how it all worked out. Wise was having a great season last year before accidentally hitting a batter in the face in July; it seemed like his problems after that point might be more psychological that physical. It's obviously physical now; this rotator cuff issue might be threatening the rest of his season. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, of course, and the price tag was hardly prohibitive.

Carlos Muniz is 27 years old and, other than a 2005 season split between three levels of the low minors, has been relatively successful at every stop. I don't think he's going to be a star, but he has clearly earned the opportunity to compete for a bullpen job and so far, he seems to be making the most of it (5 1/3 scoreless innings so far). Unfortunately for him, I have a feeling that this time next week I'll be writing about Muniz's return to New Orleans to make room for Pedro Martinez.

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

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

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

CATCHERS
Brian Schneider
Ramon Castro
Raul Casanova

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

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

4 comments:

tim said...

As usual eating crow, especially since Heilman blew his stack the other night, he can't even go 5 ip without giving up a run, how is he going to go 15?

tim said...

By the way, did you see that item about Tatum O'Neal? No wonder she had her curve dropping two feet. It's all Buttermaker's fault!

Judge Roughneck said...

If he had just gone and vacuumed the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, maybe this never would've happened.

tim said...

I can't compete with that not even by saying I'm going to be a model.

Do you think she would think about losing to Jackie Earle Haley in air hockey.

"We go a dollar a game here."

I love the look on the dude's face when he loses at the beginning of the scene, throwing the dollar on the table, he's so disgusted with himself.

You should dedicate a post to the greatest baseball movie on celluliod.