Omar Saves His CHiPs, says "Goodbye Mota!"
I don't know what the cold morning light will bring, but tonight Mota for Johnny Estrada seems like a nice enough deal. Better than waiving Mota and getting nothing for him. And much better than seeing Mota in a Mets uniform again.
Estrada can compare scars with Castillo: he just had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn medical meniscus in his left knee, not to mention a bone spur removed from his right elbow, hoped to be the cause of his drop off in throwing out runners. But hell, he's been good enough to have four teams welcome him into their clubhouses in a six year career. The Br*ves made a splash in 2002 when they traded Kevin Millwood for Estrada, and since Atlanta found itself loaded with catchers, it isn't too much of a black mark that they traded him for relief pitching after he turned in an All-Star year for them in 2004.
Some commentators are demanding Omar does something "big." It's November, lets take it slow. The score card looks ok to me so far.
avoid Arod trap
still to do:
land superstar ace pitcher
find Delgado's mojo
find a competent, Willy-proof bullpen
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