LONG overdue. Bring back Parnell!Mets have sent Mejia to AA Binghamton as a starter. No corresponding move yet
Last edited by NYJ0815; 06-20-2010 at 06:07 PM.
Im not suprised....this is right about the time where if they send him down and let him start for the remainder of the year, he can still reach his innings limit for the year. Or if not, nothing a stint in the AFL/Winter Ball won't fix.
Last edited by Ven0m; 06-21-2010 at 12:03 AM.
Move was long overdue.
Get him groomed, this kid has potential.
Welcome back Bobby.
He is going down so he can work on his secondary pitches, get more work and come back as a starter. I think they learned a good lesson from the Yankees and how they handled Joba. He wasn't sent down for poor performance, they just don't want to waste his talents in the bullpen forever.
I was surprised by the move since I think he could really help the team this year outta the pen. I could see this move if the Mets were not looking like a playoff team, but that's not the case this year. Not sure why they brought him up and put him in the bullpen in the first place if they weren't going to keep him in the bullpen all year. He is definitely one of the better arms coming outta the pen.
Mejia was always going to be capped around (at the absolute most) 140 innings this year anyways, between starting for the rest of the year, any game he gets in as a September callup, and a brief stint in winter ball. I see no reason why he still can't get there.
And I would like to think he picked up a thing or two from being around people like Santana and K-Rod for a couple months, and facing MLB caliber hitters.