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Disappointing news from the waiver wire today as Ruben Gotay has been claimed by none other than the Atlanta Braves, and Rule V pick Steven Register has been returned to the Colorado Rockies.

Gotay’s departure means that the role of utility man now belongs to Fernando Tatis. The New York Post has a good profile of Tatis and his road back to the majors in today’s edition.

MetsBlog’s Matt Cerrone meanwhile wonders aloud if the Mets have surrendered the next Melvin Mora. Unlikely, needless to say, however given the franchise’s blunder-filled past, it would surprise no one.

I agree with Cerrone in that while I won’t miss Gotay terribly, I’m not sure I see the logic of losing that young bat for the sake of clearing a roster spot for a guy like Fernando Tatis. The Mets hope Tatis will fair better against left-handed pitching than Gotay did, and also like his versatility. But let’s not forget, this is a guy who hasn’t gotten at-bats in the major leagues with any regularity since 2004 when he hit .194 in 53 contests.

I get the feeling that Ruben’s going to have a good year in Atlanta, if for no other reason than because they are the Braves, and we are the Mets.

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