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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

The day after Andy Phillips got his first hit as a Met and scored the team's only run for the night...they DFA'd him.

It sounds like he wasn't long for the team anyway:

Well aware of the importance of eight straight games against the Cardinals and Phillies -- leaders of the National League Wild Card and the NL East, respectively -- the Mets decided to temporarily proceed with an extra pitcher and one less hitter on their roster. That's why the team designated first baseman Andy Phillips for assignment following Monday's game, rather than optioning reliever Carlos Muniz back to Triple-A New Orleans. With seven more critical games to go, the Mets wanted their bullpen as fresh as possible.

"It's an important four-game series after this one," assistant general manager John Ricco said. "And [the Cardinals] are a good team, so you want to have those guys fresh."

It's a temporary measure, which will likely last until Moises Alou can return from the disabled list -- perhaps as soon as this weekend.

So even if the Mets hadn't decided to carry an extra pitcher, Andy would have been cut when Alou came off the DL.

We should find out whether Andy clears waivers on Thursday. On the bright side...if he does clear waivers and accepts the assignment, he'll be sent to the Mets' AAA team in New Orleans, which is not too far from his home in Alabama.

posted by BubbaFan, 6:35 AM


And the Reds have claimed him back!
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, July 03, 2008 3:17 PM  
Very cool.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, July 03, 2008 5:19 PM  

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