Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 6/11/12
In an effort to make me cringe, the Mets have decided that the best move for the team is to shift a promising front-line starter prospect, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, into the bullpen.  I’m getting ahead of myself here.  Let us review the facts. The Mets signed Mejia as an Amateur Free Agent in 2007.  In 2009 he emerged as a pitcher of note as he obliterated FSL hitters in his first year in the league.  His display in Port St. Lucie earned him a call to Buffalo where he struggled but the Mets were now paying attention. During the Spring Training of 2010, Mejia turned a lot of heads.  Met fans began to wonder if they were seeing the future Ace of the staff emerge before their very eyes.  Jerry Manuel, the Met skipper hoped he had his salvation in the form of a positive media story.  What followed is a tale of what not to do with a talented young arm. The Mets used Mejia in relief… but not frequently and only in lower pressure situations.  When it became evident he wa...
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