I received an interesting question from @GWNY on Twitter who asked me:
Why don’t the Mets call up Fred Lewis to play LF?
It’s a great question and one we’ve grappled with a couple of times in our Minor League comment threads this season. The answer as to why Lewis is still languishing in Buffalo is kind of a mystery to me.
One could say they don’t want to add him to the 40-man roster and force another move that might end up costing them another player. But this front office has managed the 40MR like a bull stampeding through a china shop all season long, with reckless abandon. That’s likely not why Fred Lewis isn’t here.
Although Lewis has slowed some, he has put up solid numbers for the Herd this season batting .296 with an on-base of .374 to go with his very impressive .847 OPS. In 356 plate appearances, Lewis has produced 92 hits with 34 of them being of the xtra-base hit variety – including eight home runs.
Used mostly at the top of the order, the left-handed hitting outfielder...