April 17, 2014
Eric Hosmer's average may only be .286, but he's reached double-digit steals the last three season.
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If an owner can afford to lose a few in the steals category, it may be worth putting him on the trading block. He's a novelty player for sure, but owners shouldn't overcommit to him.

Eric Young stole two bases against the Diamonbacks on Wednesday night.
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• Jose Valverde had his second straight horrendous outing, this time allowing back-to-back solo home runs to the Diamondbacks in the ninth inning. Luckily it didn't cost the Mets the game, but Valverde, who's ERA is up to 6.14, likely won't be the team's closer in a month. The Mets bullpen is something of a trainwreck, but Gonzalez Germen, who has an ERA and WHIP of 0.87 and 0.48, is simply a better pitcher at this point. The other future candidates in the pen are Kyle Farnsworth and Carlos Torres, who picked up an eight-out save just a few days ago. Torres has starter eligibility, so it'd be pretty intriguing if he could somehow came away with the job.

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