Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 6/9/13
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By now you have most likely heard the news that the Mets plan to demote Mike Baxter, Robert Carson and Ike Davis, with an official announcement coming Monday morning. If it took being embarrassed by the last-place Marlins for these very necessary steps to happen then that seems like a small price to pay to make the team better. Carson should never have been on the roster in the first place and Davis should have been sent down at the end of April. It was a strange combination of stubbornness and wishful thinking that kept Carson and Davis on the roster this long. It’s hard to divvy up the responsibility between Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson but ultimately the blame has to fall on the GM for these counterproductive players being kept in the majors. It is fine for the manager to show loyalty to his players but at some point the general manager has to say that they are simply not performing to major league standards. Carson leaves with an 8.50 ERA with 8 HR in 18 IP. That’s ...
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