Wednesday, May 24, 2006


DUKE, DUKE, DUKE, DUKE OF SHEA: METS TRADE AWAY JORGE JULIO FOR ORLANDO HERNANDEZ

The Jorge Julio experiment didn't last very long... neither did the Jose Lima one either. Will Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez be able to bring some of Jose Contreras' rediscovered magic to Flushing?



The pitching-thin New York Mets acquired Orlando Hernandez from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday, hoping El Duque can help them now -- and maybe later, when even more is at stake.

The Mets traded reliever Jorge Julio to get Hernandez. The deal was announced before the NL East leaders hosted Philadelphia.

Listed at 36 years old, Hernandez was struggling in his first season in the National League. He was just 2-4 with a 6.11 ERA in nine starts for the West-leading Diamondbacks.
[...]
The Mets have Martinez, Tom Glavine and Steve Trachsel at the front of their rotation and had patched together the rest of their rotation.


Remember when the Mets were "pitcher-heavy" just a few months ago and were lauded for not having to "patch together" the back-end of their rotation?
|

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home