NEW YORK -- The Mets' starting pitching, an issue of depth before the Spring Training emergence of Brian Bannister, is an issue again now that injury has eliminated Victor Zambrano from the remainder of the 2006 season. Zambrano needs surgery to repair a tear in the flexor tendon in his right elbow, an injury suffered Saturday. The Mets' needs are different, a tad desperate and not on the immediate horizon.
As a huge Zito fan, can't help but feel the inevitable is right around the corner. Good chance Omar has BB's number on speed dial. We should get some value now that the scale has tipped in our favor, don't you think?