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Two Mets minor leaguers were arrested on Friday

the city of Kingsport, Tennessee, reports that two Mets minor leaguers were arrested for drag racing at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour early Friday morning. The two were 19-year-old outfielder Wuilmer Becerra and 20-year-old outfielder Vicente Lupo. Drag racing is a Class B misdemeanor offense.

 

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: July 07, 2014 at 04:14 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. There are a lot of good people in alt-Shooty Posted: July 07, 2014 at 08:23 AM (#4744990)
What are Mets prospects rebelling against?
   2. Downtown Bookie Posted: July 07, 2014 at 08:31 AM (#4744993)
So who won?

DB
   3. Adam Starblind Posted: July 07, 2014 at 09:56 AM (#4745043)
I guess Becerra feels he hasn't had quite enough head trauma.
   4. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:14 AM (#4745067)
What are Mets prospects rebelling against?


What've you got?
   5. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 07, 2014 at 10:25 AM (#4745085)
two Mets minor leaguers were arrested for drag racing at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour early Friday morning.


Comment from Sandy Alderson:

"They were either out too late... or they were out too early."
   6. Man o' Schwar Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:11 AM (#4745130)
What are Mets prospects rebelling against?

Competency.
   7. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:16 AM (#4745135)
I've been to a K-Mets game. There aren't a lot of long, flat roads around Kingsport; it's mostly winding mountain roads through heavily forested areas without a lot of visibility.
   8. formerly dp Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:21 AM (#4745144)
Par for the course...the bar for comment-worthy behavior as a Met is set pretty damn high.

Since there's not a currently-active Met thread: What Wilmer Flores has done over the past week is pretty impressive. After going 0-5 in the first game of his demotion, he's gone on to post a .413/.429/.891 line in 49 PAs. He's now homered in 5 straight games, giving him 6 in his last 20 abs. They've got to find a spot for that bat, or a suitable trading partner.

Cesar Puello hit 2 homers game yesterday. Temps must be getting hot out west. Syndergaard had a dominant performance-- 7 innings, a run, 8 Ks and no walks, overall numbers are still pretty bad, but the Mets can't keep all of their starters healthy at once, so he probably takes Colon's job if he's dealt.

Don't know anything about Matt Reynolds-- he's got a combined AA/AAA line of .358/.424/.445, playing 2B and SS.
   9. billyshears Posted: July 07, 2014 at 11:59 AM (#4745182)
Dilson Herrera is also raking since his promotion to AA. With the production of Flores, Herrera and Reynolds, the Mets really have to find a deal for Murphy. He is having his best season so his value is probably at its peak, and 2b is the only position where the Mets have nearly ready replacements. The Mets don't have a ton of resources, so they really have to use what they do have efficiently.
   10. formerly dp Posted: July 07, 2014 at 12:55 PM (#4745260)
The Mets don't have a ton of resources, so they really have to use what they do have efficiently.
They really have to start settling these positional questions-- Flores has the most value to the org if he can play a passable 2B or SS, but if not, his only spot is 1B, and that's currently occupied by Duda. If Flores can hit enough to stick there, Duda becomes expendable as well, and a Duda/Murphy package could look really tasty to a bat-poor AL contender.

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