It turns out that the hamstring cramp that caused Moises Alou to leave a rehab game the other day is actually a tear. Doctors are recommending surgery and Alou is expected to miss the rest pf the season. There is some buzz that this could lead to retirement for him.
The loss of Alou for the remainder of the season is not exactly a surprise. Most fans have been looking at the season without Alou in the mix. But this makes it definite and frees general manager Omar Minaya to address the outfield situation as a priority and not a contingency.
The question is who can the Mets get that will be able to play most days and contribute when their farm system is depleted as a result of the Johan Santana trade last winter? There are several names rumored to be on the block but they all seem to be players that the Mets can’t afford.