I was talking with Jessica on Facebook and she asked what the point of bringing Ryan Church and Brian Schneider to the Mets.
Personally, the Mets are clearly trying to get both out. I do not see either being with the organization by the time this year is over.
The only reason the trade with the Washington Nationals happened, in my opinion, is to just be rid of Lastings Milledge. It worked.
Now the Mets are pushing Church to the wayside. They placed Church on the DL despite him stating he is fine and is ready to play tonight.
I’m not sure what the Mets have against Church. I think it is disgusting how they are treating him. They wait out Jose Reyes’ injury, but are quick to pull Church? The tests came out negative.
It’s clear the Mets want no part of him. Now that Fernando Martinez is in the majors, it begs the question what will become of Church.
Well it all depends.
If Martinez plays well, I expect Church to be trade bait to bring in a bat or a pitcher. The Mets can never have enough pitchers.
Should Martinez bomb like Alex Escobar or Lastings Milledge, Church may be around passed the deadline.
Either way, I think it is safe to say that Church will not stay with the Mets for 2010.