This just in: The Mets have traded Scott Schoeneweis to Arizona for right hander Connor Robertson. Robertson was 0-1 with a 5.14 ERA with the Diamondbacks.
Schoeneweis never felt the love from Shea fans, who took it out on him for getting the three-year contract Chad Bradford should’ve gotten.
It also didn’t help that he pitched poorly,
I will be on Blog Talk Radio tonight at 6:30 with Mark Healey of Gotham Sports discussing the Winter Meetings. The number to call in for questions and comments is 347-324-3989. Here’s the link if you just want to listen.
Let’s face it, the Mets have done most of their important heavy lifting. But, there’s still work to be done. OK, you’ve got one more move to make. Who is it? Oliver Perez, which seems to be the consensus, or somebody else?
Ben Sheets? Andy Pettitte? Brad Penny?
Or, do you splurge on a hitter?
You can add one, so realistically who is it?
When we last left our heroes, did so with scathing words about their bullpen, which in the last four days has gone from arguably the worst to the best in baseball.
Adding Francisco Rodriguez and JJ Putz will do that to a bullpen.
We kick off Mets Chat Room with word they are talking to the Cubs about Jason Marquis.
Looking forward to talking with you tonight.
MINAYA: Came through in the clutch.
After the season, GM Omar Minaya vowed to fix the bullpen. It’s one thing to get one stud closer, it’s another to get two. And, he did. The need was to add power arms to the bullpen, and he couldn’t have done better.
That JJ Putz is looking forward to setting up Francisco Rodriguez, eliminates the ego problem. Also encouraging is both players want to play in New York. Rodriguez has thrived under pressure in big games before, so this in not a new environment for him.
Minaya isn’t done. There’s still a starter that needs to be added, but so far he’s done real well. Real well.