Thursday, May 8, 2008

Why The Mets Fired Steve Phillips

No it wasn't just Mo Vaughn, it's ideas like this one:


Have owner Bob Castellini ring Hank Steinbrenner and tell him you’ve got a way to move Joba Chamberlain into the Yankees’ rotation. Offer Jared Burton, who’s whiffing hitters in bunches, and Jeremy Affeldt for Phil Hughes. Sell Burton as Chamberlain’s eighth-inning replacement and Affeldt as the situational lefty the Yanks lack. Throw in Arroyo if they want. Make it an owners deal. Castellini and Hank will love it; GM Brian Cashman will hate it. The bottom line is that Aaron Harang, Johnny Cueto, Edinson Vólquez and Hughes would give Cincy four very different looks.

Yup. Because Brian Cashman convinced Hank Steinbrenner to hold onto Phil Hughes instead of acquire Johan Santana, I'm sure he'd give up the 21 year-old for Jarred Burton and JEREMY AFFELDT. You cannot make it up.

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