Forget About Botts
According to the Dallas Morning News:
“DH/1B Jason Botts may have ensured his spot on the roster by going 2-for-5 with three two-out RBIs in the Rangers’ first win in six games against Seattle or Los Angeles. Botts had a two-run double in the fifth and a run-scoring single in the seventh. With Seattle lefty Ryan Feierabend on the mound, Botts started. If he is on the team, Botts probably will get most of his starts vs. lefties.”
I didn’t think the Mets were seriously looking to make a trade for Botts, but it’s OK to dream, isn’t it?
On the other hand, if Botts makes the team, that means Nelson Cruz will not. Cruz — who began his career in the Mets organization — has been a serious slugger in the minors but has yet to reproduce that success in the bigs. He’s 27, and out of options. Personally, I think he’s worth picking up as a free agent. Would I drop, say, Brady Clark, to make room for him? Not sure … probably not.
Speaking of the Rangers, they are about to sign recently released John Patterson.