Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Can This Dream Become a Reality?

Per the great Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.com:

Indians' Blake: The right alternative?

The Indians continue to draw significant interest in third baseman Casey Blake, whose defensive versatility makes him an alternative to Nady and the other available right-handed hitters.

The Rays are one of the teams pursuing Blake, though he is not an ideal fit. Blake, who turns 35 on Aug. 23, has not played the outfield regularly since 2006, and the Rays would use him mostly in right.

The Mets would have the same concern, and ideally they want more of a difference-maker than Blake. If they can't acquire a hitter as accomplished as, say, the Mariners' Raul Ibanez, they could turn to Class AA outfielder Fernando Martinez, who does not turn 20 until Oct. 10. Martinez, a left-handed hitter, might already be with the Mets if he hadn't missed six weeks with a hamstring injury.

One of the great days of my life is soon approaching...

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