If you ask me, the worst thing the Mets could have done this year… would have been to thrust Matt Harvey into the big-league team from the start of the season. They didn’t, but could you imagine what that might have done to Matt Harvey’s career prospects? Actually, we all can. Because the Mets were good enough to give us an example… his name is Jenrry Mejia.
The Mets, Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel were all so desperate to win that they threw Mejia into the bullpen before he was ready. They kept him in the majors in a strange, low pressure, mop-up role and stunted his development by more than one full year. Then… a new regime comes in… and they do it again! Switching Mejia to the bullpen a second time and slowing his development once more.
At least Harvey was spared this treatment and HOPEFULLY, the Mets have learned their lesson about Mejia and moving him to relief. Still… who in the minors is bound for a relief role?
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