The Mets need for more starting pitching is becoming more and more apparent everyday. With Al Leiter on the DL, Tyler Yates suffering another bad outing yesterday and Matt Ginter showing a performance that is probably more indicative of the type of pitcher he is than he did in his debut against the Astros last week, it’s pretty obvious that something has to be done. I know I’m not saying anything to deep here but I’m more of an optimist who thinks you should try to work with what you have for as long as possible. That’s why I supported the promotion of James Baldwin when many fans thought it was a bad idea. OK, I was wrong about that. But my point is that if even I am saying it’s time to make a deal then it must really be time.
Another thought that struck me this morning is about centerfield. According to today’s New York Post Mike Cameron‘s hand injury hurts him when he swings and misses. Considering how many times this happens (he’s one of the most strikeout prone hitters in the league) and how he’s only hitting .210 wouldn’t it make sense to put him on the bench and only bring him in as a defensive replacement for the foreseeable future? Of course a move like that would probably necessitate the acquisition of a decent hitting center fielder. I don’t know if this is the answer but it’s something worth considering.