Oh joy...rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. If Beltran's out for more than two weeks (or even that) just wave the white flag now.
Can't wait to see the lineup the next two weeks - Castillo, Cora, Wright, Sheffield (till he goes on the DL), Church, Schnieder/Santos, Murphy/Tatis, F-Mart...yeech.
my guess -
or.. put Castillo in the 2-hole and Murphy in the 3-hole with FMart near the bottom..
edit, tonight's lineup per kevin burkhardt: cora ss, murphy 1b, wright 3b, tatis lf, church rf, santos c, reed cf, castillo 2b
edit 2: according to ed coleman of wfan, pat misch AND elmer dessens will be promoted and not FMart.edit 3, now OFFICIAL per metsblog: "Omar Minaya said Beltran will be put on disabled list with a bone bruise on his right knee.
The Mets will recall Fernando Martinez, Elmmer Dessens and Misch, while Takahashi has been optioned to Triple A and Wilson Valdez has been designated for assignment."
I guess they figured they rarely used Valdez, so if they ever needed to give Cora or Castillo a day off, they could go to Tatis? Should be interesting to see Dessens and Misch pitch.. Dessens was very good out of the AAA bullpen but has not done well in June, so this is the worst time to call him up IMO.. Im really suprised Kunz didn't get the call.. by the way, with the 'core' pretty much all gone, this is a nice time for David Wright to make a statement.
Edited by nmigliore, 22 June 2009 - 03:56 PM.