Why is everyone up in arms and/or confused about the reason the Yanks did this?
The only reason the Yanks claimed carter was because he is on the Red Sox 40-man roster.
Big yawn...the Yanks were right to do this...they are fighting tooth and nail with the Red Sox...every advantage counts...it has nothing to do with the Mets, who will get Carter once the season is over.
The only real downside is not seeing Carter get at-bats with the Mets in September--then again, he also won't be part of the Mets 2009 injury brigade.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
by Dave Singer