Monday, May 30, 2011
Better Late than Never
I was wrong in my earlier statement that I thought that Hairston would be the one to go one Pagan came off of the disabled list. I had entirely forgotten that Fernando Martinez was languishing at the end of the bench. It made perfect sense for him to be the one to go. If Beltran is gone come the trade deadline, he's most likely the one to slide in for the rest of the season (provided he's not on the disabled list). Why sit a 22 year old on the bench when you don't know if he can even play a long stretch of time? Let him play in Buffalo and prove he can stay healthy - then give him his shot in New York and see if he's a viable option for next season.