mikhayl wrote:The Mets should trade Milledge. His value will never be higher than it is right now.
In reality, he will be a less injury-prone Mike Cameron and he'll be shut-out of CF in Shea for a decade anyways. I can't get excited about that. Package him for a good SP, preferably a lefty.
BTW, I'm a big Mets fan.
Yeah, I wonder about Milledge. He's one of those guys where the minor league stats don't match the hype. He says he 'wanted to go 40/40 in the minors' and yet the best he managed power-wise was 13 home runs in 261 at bats in A ball. His sb% has been terrible at almost every level. Finally his plate discipline has only been good in one year (this year at AAA) and has taken a HUGE step back at the major league level - 3bb/16k/62ab.
He seems to have great tools but tools alone don't make a successful major league player. I think this may be a time that the hype is bigger than the player's skill. I'd definitely have Rickey Henderson working with him though...he did wonders for Reyes' plate discipline - maybe he can help Milledge as well.