Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Transplanted Ex-Mets Update: Kazmir Is Mowin 'em Down

David Lennon rubs salt in our pitching wounds by pointing out that last night Scott Kazmir beat the White Sox, allowing five hits and one run over seven inningsstriking out eight, and now is 6-2 with a 2.73 ERA on the season (same record as Tom Glavine). Thanks Dave.

As an antidote for the salt, I'd like to point out that Todd Pratt went 0 for 3 in Atlanta's win over Florida, while Mike Jacobs went 0 for 5 in the same game for the Marlins.

Even better, I would like to reprint my favorite take on the infamous Scott Kazmir trade, from an e-mail sent to Ryan McConnell at Always Amazin:

...please look at the positive that came from that deal. The Wilpon's got Omar to be the GM and now we have Pedro / Beltran / Delgado /and Wagner. Do you really think any of this would have happened if not for the fallout from the Kazmir deal?

I love this! Someone called into WFAN this morning with the same comment. Although, at face value, this may be the worst trade ever made by the Mets, it actually may the reason we're enjoying a renaissance now!

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