Once it was clear Shaun Marcum would have to start the season on the disabled list, Terry Collins was adamant that Aaron Laffey was their first option to fill the void. Unfortunately for the New York Mets, he struggled virtually every time he took the mound. The last straw was on Saturday afternoon; the Amazins stormed back against Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals, taking a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. Laffey came on to throw a couple innings as the long reliever, but didn’t make it out of the fifth, and was pulled after surrendering a three-run homer to Adam LaRoche.
Later that night, the Mets designated him for assignment, recalling Robert Carson from Triple-A Las Vegas. Marcum will hopefully be ready to make his debut this weekend against the Philadelphia Phillies, but I think the Mets should continue making changes to the rotation. I outline my reasons why and who should get a chance (and no, it’s not Zack Wheeler, yet) in my latest article for Yahoo! Sports.
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