Wise move. Glad they didn’t get pressured into putting him on the field by the New York media noise machine.
Pat Misch was able to pass through waivers, and was optioned to Triple A Buffalo.
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Mike Puma with the New York Post reports that some players on the Mets believe that the team is “babying” Jose Reyes, who’s working to return to shape after sitting out due to elevated thyroid levels.
The message in the story is something I’ve also been thinking: that the Mets are doing this not as much to purely protect Reyes as to protect themselves. That is, should they bring him back Opening Day, and he somehow gets hurt early, fans will be loud and angry, even if said injury was completely unrelated.
I’m sure they hear callers to Mike Francesa ripping them apart in their sleep…
I say, what’s the rush? I wouldn’t go crazy if he started Opening Day, but I wouldn’t mind if they held him back either. To me, he’s the single most important player (next to Johan Santana) on the team, and it wouldn’t hurt (no pun intended) to be a little extra cautious with him for a measly 5 games out of 162.
So we’d like to know: What do you think?
On the heels of another Oliver Perez disaster this afternoon, the Mets waived LHP Pat Misch, one of the few guys who has been able to get anyone out this spring.
Also am I the only one thinks Ryota Igarashi should not be in the opening day bullpen? That guys fastball is as straight as an arrow.
I chose the Mets for several reasons. I’m from New York, and if I want to really get the sports fan experience, I’ll have to watch the game surrounded by other Mets fans. I could have chosen the Yankees, but that’s too easy. My grandma liked the Mets. And after I found out my boyfriend was seeing the Twins play the Mets in June? Well, I had to become a Mets fan just to piss him off.
This takes my breath away, in ways both good and bad. Just sad it took me a few days to catch.
Just days after our good friend Tim Cook revealed the existence of a an Armando Benitez Facebook fan page, Mike Silva at NY Baseball Digest links to an Atlantic League press release announcing the signing of Benitez and fellow former Met teammate Edgardo Alfonso to pacts with the indie league’s Newark Bears.
Fonzie was last seen toiling in ‘09 for the Yomuri Giants ; “Homicide” vet Benitez began 2009 with the Bears before eventually signing a minor league deal with Houston’s Round Rock affiliate…where he became just the 3rd pitcher in Pacific Coast League history to allow back-to-back-to-back-to-back HR’s during an August loss to Memphis. I wish both men well in their attempts to make their way back to the big leagues, and fully expect to see them suiting up for the Jersey City Snakes sometime in 2011.