I got married on Saturday, so I haven't had time to write anything for the better part of a week. I'm going to try to put something original together today or tomorrow, but for now I just want to catch up on the roster changes.
Late last week, Brian Schneider was put on the disabled list with a sore back and the Mets brought up Omir Santos to back up Ramon Castro. I know very little about Santos, other than to say he's not considered the catcher of the future in Flushing. He'll be here until Schneider returns, which probably won't be long now.
Then it was time to say good-bye to Darren O'Day, who was offered back to the Angels to make room for Nelson Figueroa's spot start on Sunday. When California declined, the Mets put him on waivers and the Texas Rangers snatched him up. The Mets really should have sent Bobby Parnell down instead to make room for Figueroa (who was getting the start so that the Mets could skip Mike Pelfrey's start), but they must not have liked something they saw in O'Day. Too small of a sample size to make an informed judgment, says I.
Figueroa spent one day with the big club - much to his wife's chagrin - and the Mets brought up Casey Fossum to take O'Day's spot in the bullpen. Don't get too attached - Fossum is not a major-league pitcher.
Francisco Rodriguez (closer)
Brian Schneider - DL