Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 6/16/13
It was no surprise that the Mets were going to face some decisions in regards to their roster in the very near future. A spot needed to be cleared for Zack Wheeler and also the returns of Scott Atchison and Pedro Feliciano seemed to be fast approaching. And to make matters worse, Carlos Torres, who had been pitching well in Triple-A, opted out of his contract. That forced the Mets to make a move in order to retain Torres, a 30 year old with a lifetime 5.37 ERA in the majors. The Mets responded by designating for assignment Collin McHugh, which was fine, in order to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Torres. Then they sent down Greg Burke, which was moronic, to clear a spot on the major league roster for Torres. Greg Burke has a 3.15 ERA this year, comfortably below the NL average for relievers of a 3.65 mark. And Burke has had terrific results since being recalled from the minors. In his last 14 games, Burke has a 0.71 ERA and a 1.263 WHIP. And the Mets and their inf...
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