Oliver Perez to ESPNNewYork.com, about, unfortunately, returning to the Mets in 2011.
I’m really glad he didn’t tell this to me personally because it’d be hard to transcribe the rest of the interview when all I could hear when I play it back is my boisterous laughter. Click the link above to read more if you haven’t filled your daily eye-rolling quota.
I am a big fan of this article. It is nothing short of awesome.
Let me be clear: It is absolutely troubling that David Wright has failed to hit .404 in every month this season, as he did in June. Wright will likely join a select group that includes every player in the Major Leagues since Ted Williams in 1941 in failing to hit .400 over even a single season.
Wright looks even worse, when considering his recent slump. The dip in production proves that he is not consistent in a way that is uniform with other inconsistent performers throughout baseball history.
Still love ya, Billy.
According to the Daily News, the Mets are planning to bring Jennry Mejia on as a September call up.
I hate to be so negative with this team, but I can only assume this is the wrong call to make and/or they will use him in the wrong way. I’ve listed some highlights from the article below:
1) Mejia’s role will be determined by the teams position in the standings. Assuming they aren’t going to be in any race, have they learned nothing from the team across town? This kid is a starter and they should keep developing him that way. You know the first thing that crossed management’s mind when K-Rod went out was that Mejia could close. Please, please do not let this happen.
I know at some point you have to see what you got, but having him in garbage starts in September doesn’t really help anyone. What if he gets shelled? His trade status goes out the window with every Cody Ross homerun ball. Haven’t we seen this before, Fernando Martinez. I know, I know, he’s still young! Fingers crossed he’ll be great! blah blah I think Jenrry’s trade bait was perfectly displayed while he was here. The team should wait to see more of him in Double-A.
2) He missed several weeks with a rotator cuff strain, but the Mets viewed that injury as minor. I’m sure that means this injury was EXTREMELY serious. The way that they mis-manage injuries on this team is insane. I honestly (okay, almost honestly) feel I could do a better job diagnosing these guys.
3) The team planned to bring him up Tuesday. And they didn’t because? The injury is in fact serious? They haven’t seen enough since he’s been out so long?
4) There is some debate within the organization about Mejia’s future. Some view him as a starter, while others feel that his high-octane delivery would be difficult to maintain over the course of several innings, and make him better suited to short bursts of action. Obviously, need I even comment?
I beg of you Metropolitans, please make one call that is not a comedy of errors. We all want you to turn over a new leaf and become a smart, analytical successful club. Just don’t screw this up.
See Cerrone’s take here- MetsBlog