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:
Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez - DL
Pedro Martinez - DL
Billy Wagner (closer)
Matt Wise - DL
Moises Alou - DL
Angel Pagan - DL
Marlon Anderson - DL