Originally written on The Daily Stache  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Don’t rush Harvey!  Don’t rush Wheeler!  That’s all we keep hearing from EVERYONE.  But what about the guy who was close to the top of everyone’s list last year as far as Mets prospects go?  Jenrry Mejia. Jenrry Mejia underwent Tommy John surgery 12 months ago and has been rehabbing in the minor leagues so far this season.  His numbers have looked pretty good overall.  25 innings pitched, 20 hits, 10 runs (3.60 ERA), 18 k’s and only 6 walks. But why does it seem like he is being rushed up here?  Is it just to provide middle relief for the big club? All we’ve heard from the Mets brass is that they aren’t looking to rush any of the young prospects along.   But what’s the point on bringing back Mejia so soon?  What makes him different?  To me this just doesn’t make any sense. The Mets are clearly building for 2013 and beyond.  Anything above.500 this year is icing on the cake.  So why not let Mejia spend untill September 1st in AAA building up his arm?  I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV, but I can only imagine that pitching every other day in the bullpen is not a good way to build up strength in the muscles around the ligament of a surgically repaired elbow. I hope that many other Mets fans have the same opinion as I have.  It seems to be the only logical way to bring back Mejia.  There’s no question that he has electric stuff, but at only 22 yrs old, what’s the point of possibly derailing is progress to throw 20 meaningless innings in a mop up role in the Mets bullpen. Stay the course.  Please!      
PLAYERS: Jenrry Mejia
TEAMS: New York Mets
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Royals take Game 2 to even series with Giants

Report: Roger Goodell will have to testify in Ray Rice case

Blake Griffin accused of slapping man in Las Vegas club

Ronda Rousey to face Cat Zingano at UFC 182

Report: Zach Mettenberger to start for Titans over Locker

LaMarr Woodley likely done for season with biceps injury

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Some Seahawks think Wilson isn’t 'black enough'

Darrelle Revis sent home for being late, misses practice

Report: Texas to pay scholarship athletes $10K per year

Report: Widespread academic fraud occurred at North Carolina

NHL postpones Senators/Leafs game after Ottawa shootings

Lions send player home from London after cutting him

WATCH: Giants pitcher yells at Salvador Perez after HR

Will Muschamp's head coaching job posted on Craigslist

Miss California USA would like to date Eric Hosmer

WATCH: Eric Bledsoe sends Clipper flying with sick move

Kiffin's mom fears for son's safety in return to Tennessee

WATCH: Penguins perform 'O Canada' following tragedy

WATCH: Cutest grandma challenges Dwyane Wade to game of one-on-one

UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups A – D

Report: Expect Florida to make a run at Bob Stoops

Porn star: No one parties harder than Sebastian Janikowski

Outrageous college football predictions: Week 9

World Series Game 2 Preview: Giants vs. Royals

Mets News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Kiffin's mom worried for son's safety

Report: Goodell will have to testify

Penguins do 'O Canada' following tragedy

UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups A – D

Porn star: No one parties like Janikowski

Report: Expect Florida to make a run at Bob Stoops

The San Francisco Giants are zombies

10 bold predictions for NFL Week 8

Pitcher's wife leaves generous tip

Nicklaus defends Jameis Winston

NFL players who could be traded by the deadline

Royals fans sleeping during Game 1

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.