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he Mets will receive minor league shortstop Dilson Herrera
#5 - the article on mlbtraderumors mentions a season-ending injury to Michael McKenry, though it doesn't say what the injury was.
We certainly don't need a 2B.
I'm as happy as anyone to kick the Wilpons, but this seems a little unfair, doesn't it? This is actually the SMART thing to do, for once.
Yeah, not sure I'm seeing Byrd as that big of an improvement on Tabata, but, either way, this gives them a much stronger bench.
I cannot think of a single logical reason to delay laying Harvey down on Dr. Andrews' operating table now.
Thank you everyone for the kind words and support. I may be done this year, but I will be back next year for April 1.
No disrespect, but is there much of a difference between the No. 10 and No. 12 prospect in the Pirates farm list?
Doesn't he replace Marte for the next 2 weeks?
Overpaid? A B- prospect in A ball and a PTBNL? For a slightly below average C, and a OF posting a 135 wRC+? When they have holes at both positions?
I like the deal. Buck is useless. And Byrd is useless to the future of the Mets.
unclear that he can stay on second; he might wind up at 3B or LF over the long haul
This is contrary to the views of every, you know, legitimate prospect expert.
I'll take Mike's opinion over that of any "legitimate expert," but you do what you want.
On matters related to the Pirates, I'll take Mike's opinion over that of any "legitimate expert," but you do what you want.
I will be surprised if Herrera becomes a star, because I don't see star potential in his skill set.
I'm not saying that Herrera is marginal, only that he can't play SS and there are people whose opinions that I respect who think he might not even be able to stay at 2B. I should note that even the people who think that Herrera might not stay on 2B like the bat and think it will play if he has to move.
Projecting 19-YO players in low-A ball is a bit of a fool's exercise, especially when they don't dominate the league (and Herrera is far from doing that). You're talking about someone who's still growing physically - he was reported at 5'10", 150 entering the season but when I watched him on video last it looked like he'd picked up at least 25 pounds.
FWIW, Herrera was on Columbia's WBC roster in the qualifier last fall, but didn't play in the field; he started one game as the DH. Donovan Solano was the starting 2B.
EDIT: The reports on Herrera's D are that (a) he was voted the best defensive 2B in the SAL by the managers and (b) he has "solid" range and quick hands. Not sure what "solid" range actually means.
he's had a huge home/road split this year - being much, much better away from home
As it is, maybe he just doesn't like West Virginia.
Vic Black has officially been acquired by the Mets as the player to be named later in the Marlon Byrd and John Buck trade.
The 25-year-old reliever posted a 2.51 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 63/21 K/BB ratio over 46 2/3 innings at Triple-A Indianapolis before the deal. He will make a nice addition to the Mets' bullpen, and could work his way into a late-inning role in 2014.
Not a bad guy to take a gamble on. The Mets still need some arms in the bullpen.
Relievers are relievers, so this guy could simply suck when we get our hands on him; but at the moment this does seem like a pretty good haul.
What's his current timetable?
Anyone see how Flores handled 2B last night?
Really curious to see what kind of deal Byrd gets this offseason. He's not going to be back with the Pirates, given their outfield situation.
This season was a lot better than a dead cat bounce, but he's still going to be 36 and has looked cooked at least twice before.
Wheeler is aiming one at your head for that.
Anyhow, I just don't think that "non-contention" is the same as not playing for anything.
I don't know much about Black - but if his repertoire or stamina makes it inevitable he'll never be a SP, then I guess I would say that I don't really see the big deal if he has to be tossed in to get a deal done.
Niese, Gee, Wheeler is a nice front four. But I'm expecting Wheeler will take time to grow into himself (Harvey's development path is unusual; he got better upon reaching the majors, and continued to improve), and I'm also expecting they won't ride him to hard.
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