Second Base Question
No, this isn’t a question about a second baseman for the Mets.
The question is: how did the Phillies — in the market for a second baseman for about three hours — pick up a very serviceable one from the White Sox in return for an A-ball middle reliever?
Don’t believe the headlines that state “Tadahito Iguchi Dealt for Pitching Prospect”. A guy who is pitching middle (not closing) relief in the South Atlantic League, and sporting a 3.88 ERA, is NOT a prospect.
Now, I’m not saying the Mets should have chased after Iguchi. But, if he could have been obtained for some schlep pitching mopup for Port St. Lucie? Welcome to New York, Iguchi-San!
If that’s the cost for Tadahito Iguchi, I imagine the Mets can pick up Mark Loretta for Lino Urdaneta. Get it done.