(Chris Soto: From what I have read, the MRI showed the "beginnings" of a stress fracture, not a full blown injury. This sounds more like Puello is upset with the team, no longer wants to be in AAA, and wants to be paid like an MLB player. In either case, this may be another odd year for Puello where we just don't hear anything about him for the rest of the season.)
Jared Diamond | Wall Street Journal- Mejia, the Mets’ closer, was diagnosed Tuesday with posterior elbow inflammation after undergoing an MRI and X-ray at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Tuesday, the team said. In other words, the tests revealed no structural damage, indicating that, at least for now, Mejia has avoided a serious problem. He received a cortisone injection and will be unavailable to pitch competitively for at least 10 days. As a result, the Mets placed Mejia on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 5 and promoted right-hander Erik Goeddel from Triple-A Las Vegas.
(Chris Soto: Whew...dodged a bullet. Two points to make here though. A) It's nice to see Goeddel getting another shot at the MLB level. Hopefully he makes more of his second opportunity then he did with his 1st cause once Vic Black is healthy again, Goeddel is likely to head back to AAA. B) This slides Juerys Familia into the closer role. In my opinion, between Mejia, Parnell, and Familia, Juerys has the "best stuff" to be a closer. I personally have a feeling that Familia is going to do well over the next 2 weeks and will not give the role back to Mejia.)
Michael Baron | Just Mets- The Mets and the Binghamton Mets have been affiliated with one another since the 1992, and on Tuesday, the clubs ensured their relationship would last through this decade. The Mets and the Binghamton Mets announced they’ve extended their player development agreement through 2020.“We consider our affiliation with the New York Mets the crown jewel of our assets, Fans can rest assured that the Binghamton Mets and New York Mets will be linked for the next six years. The Mets love their affiliation in Binghamton,” Urda [said]. “As the team’s affiliate of the year last season, we take pride in treating every Mets player, manager, coach and visiting member of the front office like family.”
(Chris Soto: Glad to see that the Mets will be staying in Binghamton for at least another 5 seasons. The B-Mets is my primary ticket to viewing the prospects in the organization. For a while it looked like the Blue Jays were going to put some significant pressure on Binghamton to boot the club after numerous losing seasons but the talent pool available to the team has done a complete 180 since Alderson took over the organization.)