Monday, September 5, 2011

Val and others get the nod...

It's appears the Val Pascucci along with Michael Baxter and RHP Chris Schwinden will get Sept. call-ups to the big leagues. 

Over the past two years many of us have said that Val should get a shot, the 32 y/o only got one chance in the majors back in 2004 with the then Expos where he appeared in 32 games and only hit .177. 

He's spent seven seasons in AAA where his lifetime BA is .274 with a .508 Slg. pct., he has a career 234 minor league home runs. 

Mike Harrington of the Buffalo news brings up a good point about giving guys like a Val a call-up...

Pascucci, 32, deserves the call. He's done nothing but produce here for two years after the Mets rescued him out of the independent leagues. He wasn't on their radar at all this year but forced his way in. And it's good to see the Amazins recognize that, both for Pascucci's sake and the view of future six-year free agents signing to play for them in Buffalo. source Buffalo News