So here we are. Almost at the All-Star Break. What do the Mets have to show for it? Second place.
Considering all of the injuries the Mets have suffered and all of the losses they have had, nobody should be complaining. It’s a miracle in its own right they are there.
Fans everywhere are wondering what is going to happen with the Mets and the roster. Why haven’t there been any moves?
Well you no longer to wait. Here are the moves that have been made so far. I will say right now, there have been no trades. Just releases and demotions.
So here we go:
- Two players have been released: Javier Valentin (C) and Wily Mo Pena (OF). Do not be shocked. We all knew Pena was not going to make it. People complained that he was signed in the first place. Reports were going around that Pena was doing well in the minors. I’m sure it was due to making room for the two pitchers that were promoted.
- One player has been demoted: Ken Takahashi. We knew this was coming. He has been awful. So he will be going back to Triple-A Buffalo.
- Two players promoted: Elmer Dessens and Pat Misch. Both are pitchers and have been called up from Triple-A Buffalo. They will be reporting to the bullpen.
- One player designated for assignment: Wilson Valdez. Reason for this? According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, it was to make room for the pitchers that were called up.
One more note:
It is official. Carlos Beltran will be placed on the disabled list due to a bruised knee. The Mets are praying it will only be for two weeks. We’re all praying it is only for two weeks.
As I predicted, Jeremy Reed will be playing centerfield for the Mets tonight against the red hot St. Louis Cardinals in place of Beltran.
God help us all!