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February 8, 2005
BASEBALL: Garcia Yard Sale

Why is Danny Garcia off the Mets' 40 man roster, and how did the Mets pull this off without losing him? (via Jeremy Heit)

Assuming that Kaz Matsui and Jose Reyes are healthy, the fate of Garcia seems a small thing. But that's a huge "assuming," plus the Mets aren't really in a position where they should be giving away useful young players like Garcia, who for all his flaws seems like at least a usable spare part, a 25-year-old infielder who can run fairly well and led the team in on base percentage (.371) last season even as a sometimes-struggling rookie.

Would some other team be interested in Garcia? The A's gave an everyday job last season to Marco Scutaro, a similar player whom the Mets gave away for free, and the teams with the two best records in baseball last season gave everyday second base jobs to Tony Womack and Miguel Cairo. So yeah, there should be a market.

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