June 04, 2007

Alou Is No Surprise

John Delcos at Lo Hud, writes about the Mets and how they knew what they were getting in Moises Alou:

Well, when the Mets signed Moises Alou, they knew they would be lucky to get 120 games from him. So this down time shouldn’t come as a surprise. The thing about a strained muscle is these things take time to heal … longer when you’re 40-plus.

The Mets got Alou for down the stretch and October, so it’s a little early to say this signing is a bust. If you’re looking for a silver lining, it’s that it is early and not August and September.

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