Monday, November 20, 2006
The Mets and Marlins are at it again. The Mets have traded Henry Owens and Matt Lindstrom for Jason Vargas and Adam Bostick. Jason Vargas could be on the MLB roster while Lindstrom, who shows potential, will need some time in the minors. "Vargas started 13 games at Albuquerque (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League in 2006 going 3-6 with a 7.43 ERA. He struck out 51 batters and walked 28 over 69.0 innings pitched. In the Dominican Winter League, he has appeared in four games and not allowed a run in 6.1 innings, with two walks and five strikeouts." Bostick pitched 115.0 innings allowing 100 hits, 58 runs, 45 earned, with 67 walks and 109 strikeouts. With Albuquerque, he gave up 39 hits, 20 runs, 14 earned, with 13 walks and 30 strikeouts over 27.0 innings pitched. The Marlins acquire two young pitchers who may break the roster this year, but will probably see more action in 2008.
Also, the Angels traded Kevin Gregg to the Marlins for Chris Resop