Nady out an indefinite period for an emergency appendectomy. Coming up from Norfolk, according to WFAN, is Lastings Milledge.
Yes, that Lastings Milledge. The guy we haven't traded so this moment could materialize. Not like this (recover quickly Hawk, we need ya), but here he comes. First Xavier, now the Savior. Except we don't need saving, so we'll see how young Milledge, born in 1985 (!), copes.
(Say, whatever became of Victor Diaz?)
It's dizzying to be a Mets fan these days, isn't it? The Tigers are a great deal of fun thus far and the White Sox are gamely defending their championship when Ozzie Guillen commands them to and the Cardinals are in first place with a new ballpark and the entire N.L. West is finding itself, but are any fans having a wilder and, on all counts, more successful season than us?
Comeback after comeback. Walkoff after walkoff. Character heaped upon Character (that's Upper-Case Character). First place and Lastings, too.
If you have a minute, grab the current New York magazine for an insightful profile of the best team in town (that's not the angle, but it's fun to say). Chris Smith, who does one “the Mets are a strange and wonderful thing” Mets piece per year, traces our surge to superness to the trade for Delgado. He is The Man in and out of the clubhouse, according to the article. Carlos D. may be in a slump, but who would argue the greater point?
It's the June 5 issue of the magazine, the one whose cover story puzzles out what the city might look in the next ten years. My guess is it will have a lot of Mets in it.