- Last week I praised Aaron Heilman and the rest of the Mets bullpen. Almost immediately thereafter Heilman has come unglued again. Last night was the latest display of ineffectiveness when Heilman gave up 3 hits, 2 earned runs 1/3 of an inning. I think it’s about time they made a move with him. They probably can’t trade him right now but what have they got to lose by sending him to New Orleans to start? They lack rotation depth right now so they may be able to use him in that capacity once he’s been stretched out effectively. Or if they don’t want to use him as a starter they could send him down to work up his trade value. They won’t get top value for him but if he could put together some good outings in the minors (either as a starter or reliever) they may be able to get a little bit more for him. Just a thought.
- Brian Schneider has been sidelined again. He had a hamstring injury during spring training and sat out a few games earlier this week with a forearm sprain. Now his left thumb is infected. He’s in New York undergoing treatment with antibiotics. If that fails it may need to be lanced. A DL stint is possible. In the meantime the Mets have recalled Gustavo Molina to backup Raul Casanova. Brady Clark was DFAed to make room for Molina on the roster.
- Many Mets fans seem to revel in bad Lastings Milledge stories lately. If you’re one of those fans then you’ll appreciate this one. Milledge was benched for last night’s game for showing up late to the ballpark. There you have it.
On a side note I don’t understand why Mets fans were booing Milledge at Shea last week. I understand why they don’t really like him. He wore out his welcome with his immature behavior. I get that. But he’s gone now. So what’s the point? Can anyone explain that to me?