Shawn Green? Minaya has been in love with him for a long time but I don't know how much he has left even though 34 isn't old for a modern athelete. The story in today's Times said his BA has been in stready decline every month since the season started.
Then again the breezes off Flushing bay can sometimes have a miraculous effect. Just ask Jose Valentin.
A two-time All-Star and a capable defensive player, Green is hitting .283 with 11 home runs and 51 runs batted in this season, but he is in the middle of a prolonged slump that mirrors his career decline. Since July 20, Green is batting .194, and his average has decreased rapidly since he hit .374 in May. He batted .265 in June, .250 in July and .208 in August as the Diamondbacks pushed him into more of a platoon role to give more playing time to the rookie Carlos Quentin.
At any rate he's certainly an improvement over Tucker or Ledee. And Milledge is finding out major league pitching is a whole lot tougher than hitting in AAA ball.