The Loveable Losers wrote:Two questions for the people very familiar with Milledge:
1) Does it look like he's going to stick past the one month Nady will be out (reason being that I can't keep him as a minor leaguer if he goes over 130ab's before August 21st)?
2) Is he good enough at this point to warrant keeping him in a league where we only keep 6 major league players (14 team so the top 84 players are kept)?
I'd almost rather trade him now while the hype is high if it looks like I can't keep him as a minor leaguer. I can't see how a first full-year guy with Milledge's background is going to get into the top 84 players in overall value in 2007 but I'd be interested to see what the people more familiar with Milledge think of my situation.
IMO, the only reason he is up is because Nady is hurt. When Nady comes back, Milledge goes to AAA. Two scenarios where Milledge stays in the majors longer than expected:
1) Nady takes longer to come back from his injury than the 3-4 weeks everyone is saying.
2) The Mets trade Cliff Floyd.
He could pull a Sizemore and become one of the top 84, but his minor league numbers (and spot in the order) don't point to that.