Earlier today I admonished the GM for not doing anything. Perhaps I should have been a little more specific.
Today the Mets signed journeyman Justin Ruggiano, released by a good team because he was not deemed capable of contributing to the goal of pursuing a pennant. For his career he's had roughly the equivalent of two full seasons of play with 1260 ABs. During that time he's posted a .250 batting average and just a .250 OBP. Isn't that one of the key problems the team is trying to solve -- getting on base? To be fair, he's slugged about 24 HRs per "season" over that aggregate number of ABs but he's also fanned 180 times per "season", too. He's another all-or-nothing type in the mold of latter day Curtis Granderson, but in mirror image.
At minimum wage he's not costing much to fill the vacancy, but if they're going to squander a 40-man roster spot you'd think they might have looked internally at someone like Travis Taijeron. It's not the worst move they could have made but it's far from the best.