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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Crazy Idea

To add onto my last post, the other option for the Mets is to make a trade instead of, or in addition to, signing some more free agents. Two guys that I have wanted for the Mets for a long time both conveniently play for the same team.

Bronson Arroyo and Micah Owings are two pitchers that could help the Mets, in very different ways. Arroyo, obviously, would improve the rotation, giving the team a tough-minded veteran that thrives in pressure situations, at least judging by his performances with the Red Sox a few years ago.

Owings is the crazy part. I would love to see him become a two-way player ala Brooks Kieschnick, part-time at first base and part-time relief pitcher. Owings' career major league batting stats:

G     PA     AB    R   H   2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB  K   AVE   OB   SLG   OPS



He would be perfect as a platoon partner with Murphy at 1B, a pinch hitter, and a multipurpose reliever. He played 1B in college as well as DH, so he's no stranger to the position, and he is the real deal with a bat in his hand.

How about Mike Pelfrey for Arroyo and Owings?

© Judy Kamilhor 2010


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