With injuries plaguing several contenders, interim general manager Jim Duquette is fielding a large…
The U Files # 36: The Burnitz Maneuver
Imported two years ago, Jeromy Burnitz was supposed to provide left-handed thunder in the lineup and help carry the Mets to a playoff berth. In the second year of his second Mets career, he did his part but the team around him did not. The Mets come to the All Star break with the second worst offense in the National League, having scored 389 runs In 93 games – a pace to score just 678 runs on the season. The Dodgers are a competing team buoyed entirely by one of the better pitching staffs in baseball; they have scored 61 runs fewer than the Mets – a pace to score 571 runs. If the Dodgers do not find some thunder in the second half, they would complete one of the worst offensive performances in the last ten years. Paul Lo Duca comes into the All Star break the only Dodger with...
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