(Chris Soto: No matter what anyone says or thinks about Dillon Gee, the fact is, he IS a MLB caliber SP and does deserve to be in the rotation. Even though his ERA says otherwise, Dillon has been just as good as the rest of the guys in the Mets rotation so far this season. His K rate is holding flat year over year but he has cut his BB rate in half. The only thing hurting him right now is the fact that 20% of the flyballs he's giving up are leaving the park! That's twice the normal MLB rate. It's unsustainable and it will normalize itself out over the next few starts, thus dropping his ERA.)
Ken Rosenthal | Twitter
Sources: Backman not a candidate to replace Redmond if #Marlins change managers. Loria actively reviewing. Redmond remains under scrutiny.(Chris Soto: Apparently, Loria's lack of patience is causing quite a stir amongst his front office personnel. It sounds like he wants to make a move and is extremely intriguied by Wally Backman but none of the people he has hired to run the actual operations does. We know all too well that this is the kind of ownership meddling that can ruin an organization's chances at winning. April is not even over yet and the Marlins are already 8 games behind 1st place. It's the old adage....."You can't win the division in April, but, you certainly can lose it.")
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) April 22, 2015
Michael McCarty | Amazin Avenue- With Travis d'Arnaud's injury, the subsequent promotion of Kevin Plawecki to the major leagues, and announcement that Anthony Recker has a bone spur in his elbow, the Mets needed to bolster their depth at the catcher position. The result of all of that is that the Mets have acquired Dan Rohlfing from the Twins in exchange for cash considerations. Rohlfing will immediately report to Triple-A Las Vegas to take Plawecki's spot on the roster.
(Chris Soto: A minor move to take care of a small problem. If Recker ends up needing to miss time due to the bone spur, you can expect the club to call up Johnny Monell, who was the only catcher on the Las Vegas roster left before this trade. In his minor league career, Rohlfing is a .243/.319/.327 hitter so he is nothing more than organizational filler.)
Kiley McDaniel | Fangraphs- Gregory Guerrero, SS, Dominican Video: Guerrero’s defensive and offensive actions remind me of the top player from last year’s class, Brewers SS Gilbert Lara. Lara has a good bit more juice in his bat and I think both eventually end up at third base, but Guerrero has looseness to his swing and above average bat speed and power projection, so he would profile fine there. He’s rumored to have a deal with the Mets for $1.8 million..
(Chris Soto: Well sounds like we lost out on Vlad Guerrero's son who is expected to sign a $4.4M signing bonus with the Toronto Blue Jays, but, we did get his nephew. This signing would leave the Mets with approximately $750,000 left in the international pool to sign other players. I suspect that the requirement of having to incurre IFA penalties to sign Vlad Jr. is what scared the Mets away. The Blue Jays signing of Guerrero is going to cost them 2 years of limited IFA signing abilities)