Mets swung a deal today, Karim Garcia for Mike DeJean of the Orioles.
Although DeJean has been awful this season, and has bad career stats on the road, and bad career stats at Shea, and has a 1.52 WHIP, I still like the chance we're taking. Shea is a great pitchers park and we've got a great pitching coach - maybe DeJean can turn it around for us. He did close in Milwaukee for a while successfully, and the cost of Karim Garcia is almost nothing. I liked the guy, but he had no role on the team anymore now that we've got Hidalgo. I'm happy with it.
Another Met thought.
Player A 4.59 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 42k in 86 innings.
Player B 4.26 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 75k in 118 innings
Player C 4.80 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 31k in 54 innings
Who are these guys? Player A and C are on the Mets now, and Player B is being construed as the *great savior* by the New York media. Player A and C are Jae Seo and Matt Ginter, currently in the 4 and 5 slots in the pitching rotation. Player B is Kris Benson, a Pittsburgh Pirate who everyone wants us to trade our starting third baseman for.
I'm not seeing much of an improvement there - I say the Mets stick with their guys and ride this out, we'll have a much better run of things when both our offense and pitching starts clicking at the same time.
Besides, check out Benson's recent stats.
2002 : 9-7 4.70 ERA, 1.55 WHIP
2003 : 5-9, 4.97 ERA, 1.55 WHIP