Found June 01, 2012 on
The Daily Stache:
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!
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All of the New York Mets were absolutely ecstatic over Johan Santana’s masterful pitching dominance that gave the franchise it’s first no-hitter in over 50 years. I wouldn’t say they were full, hard-on erection excited, but from the looks of the post-game interview with coincidentally Mets starter R.A. Dickey, they were pleasantly plump.
During tonight’s post game interview, Terry Collins announced that outfielder Mike Baxter suffered a displaced right collar bone and an injured rib. He is expected to miss about six weeks.
Baxter slammed into the left field wall after making a tremendous catch to preserve Johan Santana’s no-hitter in the seventh inning. He awoke to a lot of pain this morning as a result.
JUST ONE EXCEPTION
A St. Louis newspaper gave an asterisk to Johan Santana's no-hitter against the Cardinals. See what their reason was.
Lets assume for a moment or hypothesize that the Mets will in fact make a genuine offer to David Wright whenever they deem themselves ready to do so at some point this season.
Let’s further assume that it will be a genuine offer, not a vaguely worded statement to the press about parameters that may have been done via fax, text or email and certainly not in person. A box of chocolates...
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that starting pitcher Chris Young is expected to remain with Triple-A Buffalo for one or two more starts as Sandy Alderson predicted earlier in the week.
Young took a huge step toward re-joining the Mets rotation after he tossed six scoreless innings yesterday in a start for Triple-A Buffalo. The 33-year old right-hander threw 87 pitches and...
Johan Santana's no-hitter came at a cost to the New York Mets.
Injured outfielder Mike Baxter is expected to miss about six weeks after crashing into the fence while making an outstanding catch to preserve Santana's no-hitter Friday night against St. Louis. And reliever Ramon Ramirez is likely headed to the disabled list as well after straining his right hamstring during...
Congratulations Mets fans. The wait is finally over, and it feels good. It was great to be able to see some Mets history being made, but I couldn’t help noticing how much attention there was surrounding Johan Santana’s pitch count. I know he’s coming off a serious shoulder surgery, but was there ever really a question about whether he would have been pulled from that...
NEW YORK -- Mike Baxter gingerly pulled his T-shirt over his body, his left shoulder still tender from the aftermath of a catch that helped the team he grew up cheering make history. Baxter, who grew up in the Whitestone neighborhood of Queens, made the play of the game Friday night in Johan Santana's no-hitter, the Mets' first in 50 years. With one out in the seventh...
NY Mets pitcher Johan Santana and NYM manager Terry Collins post no hitter interviews via SNY.
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Santana's brief speech to the clubhouse.
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Johan Santana? More like No-han Santana, amirite? (*Rimshot. "I'll be here all week."*)
Santana tossed the first no-no in the history of the Metropolitans Friday night in an 8-0 victory over the Cardinals. It took Johan a career-high 134 pitches to complete the task and he was also aided by an incorrect call in the 6th inning.
Carlos Beltran's liner in that...
In an event most Mets fans never thought we would see, the club finally got a no hitter. Star Johan Santana pitched a gem for the first no hitter in the clubs 51 year history.
I will follow up with more details later, right now I am just enjoying the moment!
Watch the final out of Johan Santana's no-hitter
The New York Mets twitter account has had a long standing tradition of tweeting #NotTonightBoss as opposing team after team would get their first hit -- keeping the Metropolitans from that elusive...
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The question I am about to ask if one that pains me to even strike the keys on the keyboard to type out, but as the Mets continue to pile up wins it is beginning to become a question that needs to be asked—is this unprecedented success the result of the new front office regime led by Sandy Alderson or a tribute to Omar Minaya actually being worth a damn as a G.M.?
Look at the facts...
As the Mets prepare to start a weekend set against the St. Louis Cardinals, all eyes will be on the return of Carlos Beltran, who comes into Citi Field with a blistering 15 homers to start the season.
The Mets plan to welcome Beltran with open arms, as a video package will air to honor the former Mets’ center fielder. Never in question was the reaction he’d get from the team...