Somebody please explain this to me:
Jered Weaver went 4-0 with an 1.37 ERA in four games for the Angels. So what do the Angels do? They send him to the minors, choosing instead to keep his staggeringly inconsistent brother Jeff in the starting rotation. Rumor is that Jeff is on the trading block, so maybe the Angels are just trying to prevent his stock from dropping, which it would almost certainly do if he were shifted to the bullpen. But it’s hard to give the fans and the team the impression that management is committed to winning when you aren’t willing to keep the team’s best pitcher on the team.
Lastings Milledge is hitting .271 with 2 HR and 11 RBIs in 19 games. What’s more, he’s a fantastic outfielder and has infused the Mets clubhouse with an energy and excitement that it was previously lacking. So what are the Mets doing? They’re going to send him back to the minors as soon as Cliff “Over the Hill” Floyd comes off the DL. Floyd used to be a for real hitter, but is currently batting .238 with 19 RBIs in 51 games. Plus he’s a lousy fielder and quite possibly the slowest guy in baseball, next to Sal Fasano.
Seriously, what are these GMs thinking?