Thursday, June 26, 2008

Andy Phillips Will Not Be Delgado's Backup Or Replacement...

Our friend, Adam Rubin, reports that Jerry Manuel told him that Andy Phillips is outfield “inventory,” not a righty-hitting alternative that will chip away at Carlos Delgado’s at-bats. With Ryan Church’s return imminent, the Mets are lefty-heavy in the outfield, which means Trot Nixon may go when Church is activated. Third catcher Robinson Cancel was optioned to New Orleans to make room for Phillips, who will join the team Friday.

(Great reporting by Rubin. Everyone saw Phillips as a righty-hitting option at 1B, to bench Delgado against lefties. Manuel sees Phillips as an outfielder, which means Trot Nixon looks to be AAA bound when Church is activated.)


metsfan73 said...

Totally absurd. DelStatue is 0-14 in his last 14 AB's, plays a terrible 1B, and can't hit anymore. DelStatue has fat cat syndrome. The Mets should drop DelStatue. He hurts this team. He is at the top of the list of aged/over paid has beens, and he needs to feel the heat of healthy competition. Otherwise, this Phillips acquisition is totally useless.

Jobu said...

What are the Mets thinking? Has the organization gone insane?

Put Phillips at 1st and send the message that no one is safe. Maybe they will wake up and get the message.