At last Bobby Abreu has been designated for assignment by the Mets, Abreu hitting .238 for the season and a very poor .111 for the month of July had to go. Hopefully Chris Young will be next to go and we can finally see some of the younger guys getting some much needed at bats until the end of the season.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been called up from the Las Vegas 51s to replace Abreu, Nieuwenhuis hitting for a .231AVG in his last ten games for the 51s brings his solid glove up with him to the show.