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  1. Shocked they actually sent him down, too bad he should have never been up

    Comment by Zack — May 18, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

  2. Mejia shouldn’t return to New York this season until September, if then. It’s in the best interests of the organization to allow him to develop as a starter, even if winning THIS season might be more in the best interest of Manuel and Minaya. The more he’s allowed to develop this year, the sooner he’ll arrive as a plus-starter in the Majors. And it’s clear that whatever the Met’s problems may be, having another decent arm to take the ball for the 8th inning just won’t make that much of a difference.

    Heck, there’s still a chance that the Mets could make the playoffs. They’ve survived without Carlos Beltran well enough, and if they can sustain a level around .500 until he gets back, they could make a run at the wild card. It’s going to require making smart decisions, like limiting Jeff Francoeur’s playing time, and not letting Oliver Perez start another game, ever, but it’s entirely possible.

    Comment by Bronnt — May 18, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

  3. Too bad the plan is apparently to call him back up in a month to start, even when the mets get it right they get it horribly wrong.

    Comment by Gina — May 18, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

  4. If it requires making smart decisions it’s impossible.

    Comment by Gina — May 18, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

  5. The worst part about being a Mets fan is that you almost have to hope that they lose at times. Like this season now that they cooled off. If they got out and play slightly above 500 ball all year, I can see them keeping Minaya/Manuel and doing stupid moves like bringing up Mejia again. I either want to see the Mets get the WildCard or play 400 ball.

    Comment by Franco — May 18, 2010 @ 4:26 pm

  6. Did the Mets maybe accidentally do the right thing here?

    1. Mejia gets some major league experience, and learns that he really needs to improve his secondary pitches.
    2. Spending 6 weeks in relief lessens total innings on his arm.
    3. The month or two back in the minors means the Mets don’t lose an arbitration year.

    These all seem like good things.

    Mike H

    Comment by Mike H — May 18, 2010 @ 5:13 pm

  7. Well I think the entire world, except maybe Jerry, knew he needed to work on his secondary pitches before this experiment. Barajas even said during spring training he needed to be in the minors starting because he could throw his off-speed and breaking stuff there 20 times in a row. If anything it’s a bad sign it took this for the people being paid to make baseball decisions to figure it out.

    Comment by Gina — May 18, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

  8. Maybe I’m missing something, but where is Mejia’s PitchFX data? Surely he’s pitched enough at the MLB level to warrant its inclusion on the player pages…

    Comment by Devon F — May 18, 2010 @ 5:37 pm

  9. Haha. Mejia is not going down. Oh, the mets…

    Comment by Omarcan'ttieshoes — May 18, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

  10. I hate this team so much

    Comment by Franco — May 18, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

  11. this. this is just ridiculous now.

    Comment by Gina — May 18, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

  12. Nice writeup, Joe. I personally believe that Mejia’s future is in the bullpen, anyway. He has a very slight build (6′ 160) and a limited repertoire. Starting him in the minors makes sense for added experience, but I believe his best use in the bigs would be in the pen.

    Comment by Steve S. — May 19, 2010 @ 7:02 am

  13. So… did this not happen?

    Comment by bender — May 26, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

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