Friday, November 30, 2007

Omar: "I'm Keith Hernandez"

ESPN and SI websites are both reporting that the New York Mets have dealt outfielder Lastings Milledge to the Washington Nationals for catcher Brian Schneider and outfielder Ryan Church. What?

The folks over at Capitol Punishment (a Nats blog) are understandably excited about this deal:

"More money + potential All-Star outfielder! All for a fourth outfielder and a light-hitting catcher? Sign me up!"

Me? I'm less psyched. Unless this is Part 1 of a multi-part plan that nets us Santana, Haren or Bedard than this looks like a horrendous deal. Not only did we give up our top prospect (since injuries kept L-Milz from playing much last year I still consider him a prospect) to a team in our division but we took back two very average ballplayers. We just gave away the guy who two years ago was as untouchable as Wright and Reyes for an older and less-talented outfielder and a catcher who will be a backup if all goes well with Castro.

Omar has jumped the shark. This is his "I'm Keith Hernandez" moment.

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