Echoing what Terry Collins told reporters on Friday, Sandy Alderson told season ticket holders at Citi Field this morning, that Rafael Montero is a longshot to be promoted to the Mets this season. He cited an innings limit as the reason and said he’s currently about 70-80 innings away from being shutdown for the season.
Last season, Montero tossed just 122 innings and he is already at 73.1 innings this year.
Yesterday, Collins said that Montero may not debut in the majors this season for similar reasons and also because he felt the Mets’ rotation is performing well enough. He wished him well on his promotion to Triple-A Las Vegas.
“I hope Montero goes, and I hope he pitches very, very well there,” Collins said, referring to Las Vegas. “But you’re looking at a guy who last year pitched 120 innings. He’s going to get to that 150 mark pretty fast because he’s been getting deep into games in Binghamton. How many innings he’s going to have when you’re looking up in late August, or early ...