Mets Roster Move: Armas, Jr. Called Up- Phillips Designated

As expected, the Mets added Tony Armas, Jr. to the active roster for tonight’s game. Armas will make the start that’s needed because of the double header against the Yankees last Friday. He’s having a nice season for Triple-A New Orleans where he worked with current Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen and first base coack Ken Oberkfell.

The surprise was that the Mets designated Andy Phillips for assignment. I think that most of us expected Carlos Muniz to be designated and sent back to New Orleans.

Now the Mets are carrying 13 pitchers. This roster configuration is almost as confounding as carrying three catchers for an extended period of time. Muniz was hit hard by the Cardinals last night so I expected Armas to make the start tonight and stick around to see if he had any success as the long man.

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Mets Claim Andy Phillips From Waivers

Andy Phillips was claimed off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. He’s a right handed hitting first baseman but only had 21 at-bats for the Reds this season. He was 3 for 21. However, he did hit well at Triple-A Louisville: .315/ 5 HR/ 22 RBI in 40 games.

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Wayne Krivsky just joined the Mets organization as a special assistant to the GM. He’s the one that signed Phillips with the Reds.

This may signal that the Mets front office is feeling the same dissatisfaction with Carlos Delgado that the fans are. I sure hope so.