David Lennon writes in his column in Newsday today that Willie Randolph and Omar Minaya left open the possibility that Lastings Milledge might get called up to the big club if Beltran has to go on the DL. They say that Beltran will sit for the next three days and then they will evaluate whether to put him on the DL or not for the series in Atlanta. This was my favorite paragraph in the article:
Minaya did mention one obstacle, however, and that is finding a spot for Milledge on the 40-man roster. By promoting him a little sooner than expected, the Mets would need to bump another player to make room for Milledge, and that could mean losing someone on waivers.
Yeah, that sounds like a real problem. I just took a look at the 40 man roster. Wouldn't it be a real travesty if we lost Jose Valentin to the waiver wire?