Adam Rubin writes about Lastings Milledge in today’s New York Daily News. Milledge is a highly talented player but has a problem fitting in. Though he matured a bit last year his performance on the field was lackluster enough to knock down his trade value and convince the Mets to cut their losses by trading him to the Washington Nationals for Ryan Church and catcher Brian Schneider.
I don’t doubt that Milledge feels he had a rough time here and don’t blame him for being upset about it. The man is entitled to his feelings. But though I would rather have seen him blossom as a Met I think it was clear that a fresh start would do him good. I just don’t see what negative comments about his former team are supposed to accomplish. To each their own I guess.