News is breaking as I type this that the Mets have traded outfielder Lastings Milledge to the Washington Nationals for outfielder Ryan Church and catcher Brian Schneider.
David Lennon at Newsday is reporting this as if it’s a done deal.
I have been growing tired of waiting for Milledge to mature and break out so I won’t mourn his loss (at least until he ends up breaking out in the coming season). Church will be inserted into the cloudy mix that is the Mets right field situation. Schneider will probably take the place that most people figured Johnny Estrada would take. If that’s the case then Estrada will likely be released.