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Sunday, May 29, 2005

Mets - Recalled Diaz

New York Mets - Designated OF Eric Valent for assignment; recalled OF Victor Diaz.

The Mets sent Diaz to the minors a week and a half ago with Cameron’s return, but with Beltran’s quad being hurt, they still had Diaz in the minors - Valent’s a handy 4th outfielder, but if you’re trying to compete now, it’s kind of hard to keep one of your 3 best healthy outfielders in the minors because you’re worried about losing an inferior role player.  Now, I would have simply pulled the plug on Ishii instead, but losing a 28-year-old OKish 4th outfielder isn’t the end of the world.  Even if one disagrees with me that mediocre starters are fairly fungible, I think not too many would disagree that mediocre bench players are.

2005 ZiPS Projection - Victor Diaz
——————————————————————————————————-
Period     AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG
——————————————————————————————————-
Actual ‘05* 125 22   31 14 1   6 21 23 36   2 .256 .376 .528
Rest ‘05   351 55 100 24 1 15 57 30 93   5 .285 .346 .487
——————————————————————————————————
Total ‘05   476 77 132 38 2 21 78 53 129   7 .277 .355 .498

* - Includes minor league equivalency

Dan Szymborski Posted: May 29, 2005 at 06:51 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Nobody ##### with DeJesus Posted: May 30, 2005 at 04:40 AM (#1371298)
I'm shocked that there were no comments in this thread, after all the ######## Mets fans did about Valent staying on the team at Diaz's expense.

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