Earlier this week I discussed Lastings Milledge in my first post ever. Now, Milledge has been sent packing. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Mets sent Milledge to the Nats for Brian Schneider and Ryan Church. If this is true, as most rumors that Rosenthal reports are, Omar Minaya should be fired in the next hour or two.
First off, the Mets don't need Schneider. I'm fine with Estrada, who will hit 300 this year for whatever team he plays for, catching. Sure, Schneider, is a great defensive catcher and calls a great game; but, he couldn't hit his way out of a paper bag. I mean, it's not like Castro and Estrada are horrible catchers.
Then, there's Ryan Church. His name is ironic in the sense that Omar better pray he performs adequately in right field (If he's Omar's plan for right) . Otherwise, Omar is done!
If there is one bright spot for the Mets, it's that Omar didn't acquire any Latin players. If he traded Milledge for say, Jesus Flores and Wily Mo Pena, then the tabloids would be all over him as usual.
As for the Nats, they finally got something out of general manager, Jim Bowden. He now has two outfielders with tremendous upside in Pena and Milledge.
Final Note: The Mets did want to throw in Estrada, but Bowden declined.