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11 Players Moved By Mets Yesterday

The Mets had a busy and curious day yesterday as far as transactions go. Here’s a list of what they did yesterday:

The move of Martinez to replace the injured Beltran makes total sense so I won’t comment any further on that. Likewise Maine’s rehab assignment.

The designation of Robertson is no big deal since he wasn’t going to be of much help to the team on the major league level anyway. Likewise the release of Valentin. And the demotion of Takahashi can be explained by the lack of confidence manager Jerry Manuel has in him right now.

The designation of Valdez is curious since the team is thin on middle infielders right now with Alex Cora forced to play every day and the return of Jose Reyes nowhere in sight.

Pena’s release is also puzzling. He wasn’t really costing the team anything but could be useful down the road. The rumor that he requested his release after being leap frogged by Nick Evans for a promotion last week, if true, would explain this move.

I can’t help but think that some of these moves were done to accommodate an upcoming transaction. Could there be a trade in the Mets not too distant future?

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