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April 4, 2004
BASEBALL: Addition by Subtraction

The Mets dump Roger Cedeno on the Cardinals and eat most of his salary, getting just minor league veterans Wilson Delgado and Chris Widger in return. From the Mets' perspective, this had to be done; Cedeno didn't have a place on the team and wasn't happy or motivated.

For the Cards, you'd be tempted to say that a change of scenery would do him good, but he's had four changes of scenery before, and it's only done him good once. First thing I'd do is get Cedeno's eyes tested. . . he's a corner outfielder who's got no power, terrible defensive instincts, and sporadic plate patience; he's a speed player who's lost a step, and who knows how old he really is? I can't see him as a useful spare part.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:36 AM | Baseball 2004 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Widger gives the Mets 4 catchers. I wonder if another trade is in the works - say maybe Piazza back to the Dodgers for Perez and one of the young outfielders DePodesta collected last week?

Posted by: chris at April 4, 2004 1:59 PM
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