Mike DeJean? Mike DeJean? Why?
Today the Mets traded the expendable Karim Garcia to the Orioles for Mike DeJean, the most useless reliever this side of Billy Taylor, August 1999. DeJean has been terrible for the Orioles this year, but apparently, his ERA is below 5 over the past six weeks. For the year, his ERA is a tad over 6.00 and he has allowed close to two base runners per nine innings. Stellar.
As far as the O's go, I'm super happy they got rid of the awful DeJean, but what is the point of trading for Karim Garcia? Now all the Birds have to do is get rid of Jason Grimsley as well. Maybe for Shane Spencer?
By the way, Denny Bautista, the young stud they traded for Albert Belle's enabler Grimsley is dominating in the minor leagues right now.
I think this might be the first trade these two teams have made since before the 1999 season in which the Mets acquired Armando Benitez and the Orioles received Charles Johnson in a three team trade.
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