Sunday, April 23, 2006

The New York Papers

The internet is a beautiful thing for transplanted Mets fans. Here's what the New York sports writers are saying in this morning's sports sections:

In Newsday today, Jon Heyman reports that in Spring Training, the Marlins offered Dontrelle Willis in a trade for David Wright. Not only did Omar quickly reject the offer, but the Mets have recently have had discussions with Wright's agent about locking him up with a long-term contract extension, even though Wright's not eligible for free agency until 2010.

Also in Newsday, David Lennon implies that based on the MRI that showed no structural damage to Beltran's hamstring, Willie Randolph thinks Beltran should be playing, but that Beltran himself thinks he should be on teh DL because he's "not close to 100%." In last night's SNY broadcast, Keith Hernandez was sympathetic to Carlos's situation, saying when he himself tore his hamstring in 1988 it was the first injury he'd had in his career, and that he came back to soon and retore it.

In the Daily News, Adam Rubin has a write-up on how impressive Lastings Milledge has been at AAA this season. Through Friday, he had a .396 average and had reached base in 11 straight plate appearances.

The New York Post's Mark Hale says that
Anderson Hernandez begins rehabbing his bulging disc injury today in Florida.

Mets vs. Padres Game 4 today at 4:05 ET. I'll be listening on Mike Piazza will probably have the day off, but Mike Cameron will face his old ballclub as he's finally activated from the DL.

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