Adam Rubin updates us on a slew of moves the Mets made or are making or might possibly think of making at sometime.
1. Instead of Adam Bostick, as previously thought, Claudio Vargas will be called up to start tomorrow.
Well, this is interesting. Vargas isn't on the 40-man roster, so that means someone is getting booted off. My guess is Jorge Sosa, who will probably be demoted. Sosa has the ability to refuse demotion and become a free agent while still being paid his $2 million.
If that's the case, Vargas might stick with the Mets as their long man out of the bullpen. That's purely speculation, but it sort of makes sense.
2. Fernando Tatis might be coming up as well. This means either Luis Castillo or Angel Pagan won't be able to return as soon as they thought, and one of them will hit the DL. Update: Looks like Pagan.
Tatis has shown tons of pop in the minors, but his average is pretty low.
3. Joe Smith may have been pardoned and looks like he will stick with the team. Guess that makes "Poor Joe Smith" a moot post.
Sosa is really in trouble. And rightfully so.