According to Ken Rosenthal, the New York Mets are in negotiations with the Toronto Blue Jays for a trade.
No, it is not for Roy Halladay. Stop dreaming! It will be a three way trade which includes the Chicago Cubs.
Here is the way it will go.
Luis Castillo will go to the Cubs. Milton Bradley will go from the Cubs to the Jays. Who do the Mets get? Lyle Overbay.
Now I do not believe in stats. You all know this by now. If not, now you do. But for the stat geeks out there, here ya go.
He is primarily a first baseman. At the ripe old age of 32, he is no spring chicken, but he is an alright fielder with a .998 fielding percentage. Blah blah blah!
Batting stats go like this: .265 BA, .372 OBP, and .466 SLG. Not overly impressive. This is an average player at best.
Now, with Castillo gone, this opens up the door wide open for my main man, Orlando Hudson to come aboard.
We all know that, like me, Omar Minaya has a crush on this guy. He has been itching to bring him on. But with Castillo on the payroll, it just was not possible. Well Castillo stamped his ticket out when he had such a great season. Teams have begun to inquire about him.
Well now it is papa!
So if the deal happens, Overbay, who was reported to be on his way to Arizona earlier today, will play first base with Daniel Murphy and we will get Hudson.
Did I mention there would be no Carlos Delgado now?
And let the world say “YAY”! Life will be good.
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