Andy Martino | NY Daily News- A lineup this bad provokes a range of emotional responses. The best reactions typically belong to Keith Hernandez, whose extra inning sighs on Sunday, and singing of “Where have all the hitters gone?” made for most inspired moments of this awful game. It is understandable that fans would wish that a talented kid in Double-A could save the Mets’ offense, but don’t expect it to actually happen. According to people with direct knowledge of the Mets’ thinking, the team remains unlikely to promote Conforto any time soon. That information comes with a caveat, and a new one: We’re told not to totally rule out a Conforto appearance in the near future. While nothing was in the works as of Sunday evening, the Mets might be entering the “try something, anything” phase, and could reverse course with this process.
(Chris Soto: [In my best Buster Olney voice] Guys....I personally attended the Binghamton Mets game this past Saturday and had an exclusive look at Mets top prospect Michael Conforto. Let me tell you something....this was not some ordinary AA player. The sound this guy's bat has when he makes contact with a baseball is major league quality. Even his outs have a different sound than fellow prospects like Brandon Nimmo and Gavin Cecchini. Conforto hit a go ahead 2 R HR in Saturday's on what was a smooth, effortless swing, and he CRUSHED the ball to right CF. Over his last 14 games, he is hitting .333 AVG with a .949 OPS, 3 HR, 11 RBI, and a 14.5% K rate. This kid is ready for THE SHOW and he is displaying it on a nightly basis. The Mets should place Michael Cuddyer on the 15 day DL, move Buddy Carlyle to the 60 day DL to open up a 40 man spot, and call up Conforto. Not only for the team's sake....but for this fanbases sake.....back to you guys in Bristol, CT.