Duaner Could Be A Goner

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The Journal News’ John Delcos reports that Mets reliever Duaner Sanchez has a hairline fracture in his left shoulder, and pending surgery, could be 4 months or more away from active duty.

With Sanchez unavailable and Guillermo Mota serving a 50 game suspension starting Opening Day, I hereby promise not to say anything else about Aaron Heilman’s potential as a starter until September at the earliest.

Milwaukee sent OF Brady Clark to the Dodgers today for the price of reliever Elmer Dessens.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that Dessens will be one of the top 5 highest paid Elmers in the state of Wisconsin this year.

Former Met Heath Bell tells the San Diego Union Tribune’s Tom Krasovic that he was certain he’d leave Arizona a member of the Padres big league roster beacuse œSan Diego wanted me. New York didn’t want me. It’s plain and simple “ if you want me, I’m pretty much on the team. I could have (messed) it up. But I’m not going to (mess) it up.

To which I can only wonder, if Bell is indeed so badly wanted in San Diego, how come he’s not started wearing a disguise to the ballpark?

While the Marlins swapped former Mets prospect Yusmeiro Petit to the D-Backs today in exchange for P Jorge Julio, the Cubs announced that Kerry Wood would start the season on the disabled list. This is Wood’s 11th trip to the DL in a decade, which really isn’t very many times until you consider that baseball isn’t a contact sport.

3 Responses to “Duaner Could Be A Goner”

  1. Sufferwords says:

    Sanchez, Mota, I’m a Dodger fool. I could have warned you. You thinks you might want Dreifort, how about Kevin Brown, cheesh the luck of the blue.


  2. Rog says:

    That trade of Bannister for Burgos was fucking ridiculous, man. Omar Minaya’s lucky that he’s liked in this town but making shitty trades like that makes you wonder for how much longer. That pen is going to blow a lot of saves and holds. I think El Guapo is still trying to make a comeback and since he has a Spanish surname I’d say it’s just a matter of time before he gets a phone call from the Mets.

  3. GC says:

    Minaya guessed (accuarately, I think) that Bannister wouldn’t have cracked the 5 man rotation. were Bannister still on the club, I suspect Park would get the call before him (when and if El Duque goes down). And with that in mind, they’d established a low ceiling for Bannister, who’d have probably started the year at New Orleans. Burgos, however, despite the funny penchant for throwing the ball right down the middle of the plate, is the prototypical fireballer whom Rick Peterson probably thought he could fix in 15 minutes or less or the pizza’s free.

    Though that’s yet to be the case, I submit Omar gave up very little for Burgos. And as far as the spanish surnames are concerned, let me remind everyone that Billy “Latino Heat” Wagner is another year older.

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