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Monday, July 19, 2004

Depth to their bullpen? 

Today, the Mets traded Karim Garcia to the Orioles for Mike DeJean. Here is what Mets GM Jim Duquette had to say about the trade:
Well, Jim, I hope you can turn him around as well as you turned Hidalgo around, because your "added depth" consists of a pitcher with a 6.13 ERA and a .308 BAA this year. He strikes out about a guy an inning, but he also walks a ton of guys and lets up a ton of hits. If he could regain his form from 2002, it's a good trade, but if not, then why did they trade for a guy when they could have brought up some minor leaguer for much less money and the same 6.00 ERA?
# posted by shawn : 7/19/2004 03:26:00 PM -
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