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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MLB: Mets recall IF Justin Turner; Designate IF Brad Emaus for assignment

Emaus: A Non-Survivor’s Tale.

The New York Mets today announced that they have recalled infielder Justin Turner from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and designated infielder Brad Emaus for assignment. Turner will wear uniform #2 and will be available for tonight’s 7:10 p.m. game vs. Houston.

Turner, 26, was hitting .300 (12-40) with six runs scored, three doubles, two triples and two RBI in 10 games with the Bisons this season.

The 6-0, 208-pounder went 1-8 (.125) with a double in four games with the Mets last July. He batted .333 (104-312) with 22 doubles, 11 home runs and 35 RBI in 78 games last season with Buffalo after he was claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles on May 25, 2010. Turner also appeared in five games with the Orioles last year, going hitless in nine at-bats.

Repoz Posted: April 19, 2011 at 05:48 PM | 24 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Zeba Zeba Eata Posted: April 19, 2011 at 05:58 PM (#3802045)
How not to impress as a Rule 5 pick: Hit like a pitcher and be a mess in the field. I suspect a Murphy/Turner platoon going forward.
   2. Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufch√Ętel Posted: April 19, 2011 at 06:06 PM (#3802057)
Deadmau5 indeed.
   3. Dog on the sidewalk Posted: April 19, 2011 at 06:07 PM (#3802058)
The .424 OPS is not particularly impressive, but I wouldn't have completely given up on him. Any chance he stays in the organization?
   4. Cowboy Popup Posted: April 19, 2011 at 06:11 PM (#3802064)
Wow, that was absurdly quick. He must have looked terrible, but 42 PAs still seems like a short time to make this kind of evaluation, unless they are positive he will pass through waivers.
   5. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 19, 2011 at 06:11 PM (#3802065)
It's probably not fair to give up on Emaus so quickly but Turner certainly deserves a shot. He should have been given a chance last year.
   6. True Blue Posted: April 19, 2011 at 06:12 PM (#3802066)
Emaus goes from being intentionally walked on Sunday to DFA on Tuesday.
   7. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 19, 2011 at 06:15 PM (#3802072)
Emaus goes from being intentionally walked on Sunday to DFA on Tuesday.

Gonzalez and Collins both managed horrible ball games on Sunday.
   8. Sam M. Posted: April 19, 2011 at 06:17 PM (#3802078)
That was quick. I guess they can do this before offering him back to Toronto, in order to clear the roster spot. And if any team takes him, they are subject to the same restriction (keeping him in the majors all year or offer him back to the Jays) the Mets had to follow.

I guess we can say one thing about the new decision-makers: they don't wait long to make changes if something isn't working. The bullpen, now this.
   9. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 19, 2011 at 06:29 PM (#3802095)
Sure, Luis Castillo would listen if the Mets called.
   10. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 19, 2011 at 06:45 PM (#3802114)
I am actually happy for Lassus right now because I think this means that Tejada is moving up the totem pole.
   11. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: April 19, 2011 at 06:55 PM (#3802125)
Tejada has a .666 OPS in AAA right now.
   12. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: April 19, 2011 at 06:57 PM (#3802127)
I didn't realize how consistently well Turner has hit in the minors - .309/.373/.443 over 2200 PA.
   13. Run Joe Run Posted: April 19, 2011 at 07:06 PM (#3802134)
Early in the season (like day 1) Collins was asked about Easmus whether he would stick as the secondbaseman or did he invision a platoon. Collins sounded less than optimistic and said that he would see how Easmus was doing by the end of April. He sounded like he expected him to fail. so my guess is collins was never that happy to have him
   14. Sam M. Posted: April 19, 2011 at 07:30 PM (#3802159)
You know what is going well for the Mets? Their minor league pitching. Matt Harvey, Jenrry Mejia, and last year's Mystery Man, Brad Holt, are all off to outstanding starts. Every one of them has the pure stuff to be a high-rotation starter, so having them excel -- even if if Harvey's case he's as far away as St. Lucie, and in Holt's case he's got a lot of credibility to rebuild -- is huge for the organization.
   15. Lassus Posted: April 19, 2011 at 07:42 PM (#3802170)
I am actually happy for Lassus right now because I think this means that Tejada is moving up the totem pole.

My first thought on the headline was "Turner? What about Tejada?"


Tejada has a .666 OPS in AAA right now.

Eep.
   16. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: April 19, 2011 at 07:48 PM (#3802182)
You know what is going well for the Mets? Their minor league pitching. Matt Harvey, Jenrry Mejia, and last year's Mystery Man, Brad Holt, are all off to outstanding starts. Every one of them has the pure stuff to be a high-rotation starter, so having them excel -- even if if Harvey's case he's as far away as St. Lucie, and in Holt's case he's got a lot of credibility to rebuild -- is huge for the organization.

You didn't mention Familia. He has been even better than Harvey at the same level. He has been called a two pitch guy but he's still young enough that he can learn another. I am really high on him.

The Mets also have other guys with less stuff who are doing well. Cohoon, Schwinden, Carson, Moviel and Moore are other guys to pay attention to as well.
   17. Sam M. Posted: April 19, 2011 at 07:49 PM (#3802185)
Tejada has a .666 OPS in AAA right now.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OTOH, has a nifty .938.

The less I say about Tejada, the better for BTF intra-Met fan solidarity.

EDIT:

You didn't mention Familia. He has been even better than Harvey at the same level.

Not sure I'd say better.

Familia: 3 starts, 18.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4/17 BB/K
Harvey: 3 starts, 16 IP, 10 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 6/20 BB/K

I'll take either one, honestly. The fact that Harvey's done it in his first three pro starts is pretty damn impressive.
   18. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 19, 2011 at 07:51 PM (#3802189)
You know what is going well for the Mets? Their minor league pitching. Matt Harvey, Jenrry Mejia, and last year's Mystery Man, Brad Holt, are all off to outstanding starts. Every one of them has the pure stuff to be a high-rotation starter, so having them excel -- even if if Harvey's case he's as far away as St. Lucie, and in Holt's case he's got a lot of credibility to rebuild -- is huge for the organization.



Don't forget Jenurys (sp?) Familia at St. Lucie as well, Sam.


Edit: Bevvy of cherce for Russlan.
   19. bobm Posted: April 19, 2011 at 08:30 PM (#3802231)
Hopefully the presence of Isringhausen reminds Alderson et al of what happens when you abuse your promising minor league pitchers.
   20. Super Creepy Derek Lowe (GGC) Posted: April 19, 2011 at 10:06 PM (#3802337)
Eamus, Emaus.
   21. Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora Posted: April 19, 2011 at 10:28 PM (#3802357)
. He sounded like he expected him to fail. so my guess is collins was never that happy to have him


My guess is that Emaus never actually "won" the 2B competition, rather the competition was not decided yet, he broke camp with the Mets largely because as a Rule 5 Pick if he hadn't they would have to have offered him back to Toronto, whereas they could just stick Turner down in Buffalo.
   22. Something Other Posted: April 20, 2011 at 12:45 AM (#3802476)
My sense was that Emaus was assumed to be the best of a weak lot when they got him and that the job was his to lose. A lot depended on whether his glove was at least average, but it sure wasn't enough to carry his bat.

Still, Turner isn't likely to be particularly good. This seems premature to me, but maybe there was an attitude issue, or the FO saw limitations Emaus just wasn't going to be able to overcome. Anyone hear anything?
   23. formerly dp Posted: April 20, 2011 at 11:27 AM (#3802838)
I don't understand this move-- it's not even a month into the season, seems too soon to make a call like this, especially with the lack of better options in the minors.

Re: Tejada- Alderson was pretty clear he wants Tejada to get a full year playing SS at AAA as a backup plan for Reyes. Even if he was killing the ball, I don't see him getting the call.

WTF is Havens up to this year? Hurt again?
   24. Freeballin' (Tales of Met Power) Posted: April 20, 2011 at 12:21 PM (#3802850)
Yes.

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