The New York Mets released outfielder Ty Kelly.

The 27-year old Kelly hit .241 in 58 at-bats for the Mets last season. He also hit .328 in 271 at-bats for AAA-Las Vegas.

Another confusing pre-season decision. First, the Mets lower their SP AAA depth by selling Gabe Ynoa to Baltimore, now them release Kelly and lower their AAA depth in the outfield.

As of today, I have the following outfielders - 

    Queens (5) - Cespedes, Lagares, Bruce, Granderson, Conforto

    AAA-Las Vegas (4) - Nimmo, Kyle Johnson, Travis Taijeron, Jayce Boyd

    AA-Binghamton - (6) Wuilmer Beccera, Victor Cruzado, Stefan Sabol, Patrick Biondi, Champ Stuart, John Mora

And then... there is Tim Tebow.


Tom Brennan said...

Definitely a Tim Tebow move :)

Maybe Kelly wanted to try somewhere else

Tom Brennan said...

Definitely a Tim Tebow move :)

Maybe Kelly wanted to try somewhere else

Hobie said...

The Mts had 7 OF'ers on their 40-man. Even teams with a DH don't have that. Now a more reasonable 6.

My guess is that baring a trade, Conforto starts out in AAA (maybe playing a little 1B too). My choice for a bump up to LV is Victor Cruzado, while Kacz gets a shot in Bingo.

Mack Ade said...

I forgot Jayce Boyd

eraff said...

Ynoa is a Loss...Ty Kelly is an absolute non-issue---they did something nice for him by giving him a chance to find a spot

bill metsiac said...

1) Kelly has NOT been released, at least not yet. He was DFA'd, and if no one claims him he can still resign with us and go to AAA outright.

2) Ynoa was "traded for cash" (used to be called "sold") AFTER the Kelly move, not before it.

I don't understand it at all. He's only 23 and had an excellent AAA season in hitters' heaven. Surely others on tje 40, such as Reynolds, who are more expendable.

Anonymous said...

One would think that the Mecs could have gotten a player back instead of cash. And yes, Reynolds would have been a better choice to be released if they needed a spot on the 40 man roster.

Kind of surprised on the love shown so far to Montero. I thought he would be traded by now.


Christopher Soto said...

Just an FYI.....Ty Kelly has not been released....he was only Designated for Assignment.

He will likely pass through waivers and report to AAA Las Vegas

Mack Ade said...

my bad... got info from fellow Mets blogger on Twitter... did not double check it - sorry

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