Damn! He was my choice for left field.
I hope we don't end up going after Bobby Abreu to play next to Carlos Beltran since Ibanez is off the market. Abreu is a natural right fielder who is afraid of the wall. I can't imagine how ass-backwards his world would turn if he were put in left field in a Mets uniform.
I'm all for giving Daniel Murphy a full-time shot, with Fernando Tatis filling in when there's a lefty on the mound.
I'm satisfied (to say the least) with what we've done this week in acquiring JJ Putz and Francisco Rodriguez, dumping Aaron Heilman in the process.
My full article on the Putz trade can be found here. Clarkie isn't around to toot my horn, so I'll do some self-promotion. The article was also featured on CBS Sportsline.
This Bleacher Report thing is working out nicely for BMC Sports!
Sucks to see Endy and Joe Smith go, but they were our most valuable expendable assets.
Gotta do what you gotta do!