Trade To Be Announced?

According to Bart Hubbach’s Twitter feed, the Mets have sent down Elmer Dessens and promoted catcher Robinson Cancel.

Furthermore, Omar Minaya has a press conference scheduled for 11 AM.

Does this mean Brian Schneider has been dealt for a LOOGY?

Stay tuned.

** UPDATE **

As suggested by commenter “Ellie” (Hendricks?), the Mets promoted Cancel to fortify the bench, as Schneider’s legs are ailing.

Though, the definition of “fortify” could be called into question, as Cancel is hitting .218 with a .266 OBP and .259 SLG at AAA Buffalo. It was Cancel or Rene Rivera, and Cancel is already on the 40-man roster.

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  1. Ellie July 30, 2009 at 10:58 am
    People are saying it’s because Brian has had some knee discomfort. And the Mets would also be going for with a 3 man bench (including Santos) for game with Luis with his wife. So, it makes sense to have a normal size bench.

    But I guess we’ll find out soon enough

  2. joejanish July 30, 2009 at 11:01 am
    Ah, that makes sense — thanks for the tip, Ellie.
  3. Walnutz15 July 30, 2009 at 12:00 pm
    Actually, it was just another forum to “apologize” to Adam Rubin.

    C’mon….it was “rained out” last night.

    At least we didn’t make a mockery of ourselves again today.

  4. Murph July 30, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    what a shame.
    Elmer was the glue in the clubhouse.