Rule 5 Eligible Mets - St.Lucie -
T.J. Chism, Maikis De La Cruz, Cole Frenzel, Gilbert Gomez, Julian Hilario, Seth Lugo, Cam Maron, Luis Mateo, Domingo Tapia, Beck Wheeler
Last night was a very disappointing outing for Las Vegas SP Rafael Montero. The team needed a lot more than 103 pitches over only 4.1 innings pitched. It also included giving up 3-ER, 7-H, and 4-BB.
Michael Scannell - to me
Noah Syndergaard only pitched 2 innings his last start and LV's season is over. Any chance he gets a call to NYC?
Mack – Michael, I don’t think so.
The two inning stint was obviously a tune up for the playoffs which begin tomorrow with Rafael Montero on the mound. I’m not sure where Thor stacks up in this series. Probably Game 3 or Game 4.
There’s really nothing in it to have him go past his inning limits. The last thing the Mets need is another bum wing.
Baseball America on Joc Peterson –
While the Dodgers have plenty of outfielders (Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig), they don’t have a center fielder and that’s where Pederson comes in. The question is whether a team with a two-game lead in the NL West feels confident giving major playing time to a 22-year-old who struck out 149 times in Triple-A.
If the Dodgers do play Pederson, expect a player who knows how to get on base, is an excellent base runner, has extra-base power and will strike out, as he did in his major league debut Monday.
Scouts expect he’ll be an average to below hitter for average and that he’ll likely hit 20-25 homers rather than 30-plus in the majors.
Grab him now for a boost to your fantasy roster down the stretch and hold onto him in keeper leagues.
Mack – Folks, there is a name of a future Mets outfielder in this article but who is it? You’re not going to get Puig away from this team.
What you’re left with is Peterson and three pieces of damaged goods (talented though) that are under long term contracts:
Matt Kemp - $21.75mil/yr through 2019
Carl Crawford - $21mil+ through 2017
Andre Ethier – approx. $18mil/yr through 2017
The Mets would never touch any of these deals, even if the Dodgers ate half of the money and asked for no players in return.
So who is the future Met?
Logic says there is no room for Peterson, that no other team is going to take any of these three contracts off the Dodgers hands, and that the Mets have either the young catcher (Kevin Plawecki) and pitcher (Noah Syndergaard) to get this deal done.
Thor and Plawecki for Peterson.
So let me ask you again… what’s in your wallet?
Thor asked –
So Mack, were you surprised that Brandon Nimmo wasn’t called up for September?
Mack – A little.
I know the dugout is getting a little crowded, but it would have been nice to see the future 1-2 hitter of this team (Nimmo, Dilson Herrera) playing together for a few games in Queens.
I will tell you this… the Mets recent addition of calling up the youngsters speaks volumes for the chances of Nimmo to be in Queens on opening day 2015. Let’s face it, next year is still going to be a turnaround year for this team, unless the pitching stays healthy and carries them.
Nimmo will eventually take over left field and bat 1-2 with Herrera in the lineup. Why not now? Other teams have proven they can promote their young stars early. I would much rather make this move now and concentrate all their available money on bringing in the best shortstop that money can buy (hint hint).
Erik Hudson asked -
I don't understand Collins bringing Erik Goeddel in when he did. It's his first day in MLB, and you bring him in a tight game, have him intentionally load the bases and then say get out of it? It's not like he was a highly regarded prospect or was even having a great year in AAA. Maybe let him start an inning or two before throwing him into a pressure situation like that?
It's the opposite of what he's done with the hitters that have been brought up, and had to ride the pine or hit 8th.
Mack – Well, as I wrote yesterday, I have a different read on this.
It really doesn’t matter who pitches where anymore this season so why not find out if you have someone in the minors that could possibly make the difference next season?
The Mets are going to have to make some major decisions in the off-season on guys like Logan Verrett, Matt Bowman, and Corey Mazzoni. I don’t see any of them high on the food chain of tradable starters, but they could be easily converted to the Mets pen.
For now, they are needed for the Las Vegas playoffs, but Goeddel was available to promote. So throw him out there and let’s see what he can do, even if it’s the worst possible scenario.
I agree with you… I don’t think Goeddel is a future major leaguer but the other three guys I mentions are and could REALLY make this into an interesting bullpen next season.