The Tardy Sanchez Issue continues - A surprising development today, when reporters realized Duaner Sanchez was not in camp for a second straight game. Although yesterday Willie said Sanchez's punishment for being late was "a one day thing,"today according to Newsday's Anthony Rieber... the Mets told the injured reliever to stay home again on Friday as a continuing disciplinary measure because of repeated latenesses. "He was told not to report today," Sanchez's agent, Bean Stringfellow, told Newsday. Stringfellow said he was hoping to talk to Mets general manager Omar Minaya later Friday to determine just when the team would allow Sanchez to rejoin his teammates.
Carlos Delgado was not in the lineup today against the tigers, and since Julio Franco is out with some sort of wrist ailment, Shawn Green manned first base. If things continue, this might be Shawn's best chance of keeping his roster spot.