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Alderson says no to Noah-watch, expects Gee back in rotation soon

Sandy Alderson said that he expects Dillon Gee to return from the disabled list after two turns through the rotation.

“I don’t want to create a Noah-watch here, but you never know what’s going to happen,” the general manager said, referring to top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard.

Alderson said that the Super-2 status of his young pitchers, including Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom — who make their major league debuts over next two days — has not been a consideration.

Both Montero and deGrom were discussed as possibilities to join the bullpen, but both will join the rotation with Gee’s injury and Jenrry Mejia moving to the bullpen.

In regards to whether Syndergaard could end up pitching in relief, Assistant GM John Ricco said, “The conversations we’ve had internally indicate all options are open,” and he shouldn’t be separated from Montero and deGrom (Daily News, May 7).




23 comments
zingzangzo
zingzangzo

Like dice k with mejia and valverde maybe test edgin out for a couple weeks if he doesn't pan out call back Farnsworth. He's a polished experience presence in the pen.

nagel100
nagel100

his contract status is the real issue.  super 2.   no question about it.  June/july is fine.

Noah Baron
Noah Baron

Don't sleep on Jake deGrom as a starting pitcher.  He's definitely capable of becoming a #3 type starter if everything goes right, and would be much more well known if it wasn't for Harvey/Wheeler/Syndergaard/Montero.  


deGrom gets loads of groundballs, which should allow him to limit the home runs, even if his strikeout and walk numbers aren't quite as good as Montero's.  


Syndergaard is obviously in a class of his own, with well above average strikeout, walk prevention, and home run prevention ability.  He still needs more time to develop, as he had really been struggling before his last start, in which he absolutely dominated in the peripherals.  Once his BABIP in AAA stabilizes, expect a call-up to the major leagues as a starter replacing Gee or Colon in the rotation.

mrmet4mvp
mrmet4mvp

A big NO to Syndergaard pitching in relief.  He's a starter, he's always been a starter, and he will be a starter in the majors.  Let's not mess him up like this team did with Mejia.

cmetsfan
cmetsfan

Wonder if Colon is tanking so as not to look attractive at the trade deadline. Maybe they should stick him in the pen if it gets too crowded. Somebody should probably want Dicek, but Mejia's health could be a gamble.

grandpamet
grandpamet

I've been on Noah watch for 2 years

hankypanky
hankypanky

You don't put a pitcher who constantly walks the first two batters he faces into the bullpen. A stay in balmy Las Vegas makes more sense, although the thought of Backman tinkering with Wheeler's head is scary.

Gerard Farrell
Gerard Farrell

@mrmet4mvp I don't think we messed Mejia up.. In fact, coming out of the bullpen he's going to be nasty. What was it first time through the lineup? Like a .167 BA against him? Next time through it was a lot higher. That screams dominance.. In the pen.

Jordan Moskowitz
Jordan Moskowitz

@mrmet4mvp  Wacha was planned to be a starter in the big leagues too.  Letting the kids start in the bullpen puts less pressure on them.

Andrew Sodergren
Andrew Sodergren

@Jordan Moskowitz Then they should have just kept the crap stain Quintanilla/Tejada combo and let Flores get everyday ABs in AAA if they were going to flip flop just because Ruben has had a few decent games.

hankypanky
hankypanky

He's starting the ss with a hot hand. Like it or not, Tejada's fielding has been outstanding and his hitting timely. Too bad for Flores.

mrmet4mvp
mrmet4mvp

@Gerard Farrell  Remember back in 2009 or so, when Mejia was on track to become the next dominant starter in the NL?  Then the Mets' "brain trust" decided to jerk him around in 2010, making him a reliever, then a starter, then a reliever again.  It messed with his head and his stuff, to the point where he didn't play in the Majors at all in 2011, and only appeared in 5 MLB games in each of 2012 and 2013.  He might be okay now but those are 3 lost seasons; he was supposed to be anchoring this rotation by now.  His development was significantly delayed because Jerry Manuel and company tried to mess around with him.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

@Jordan Moskowitz @mrmet4mvp And helps their innings limits, too.  What do we know as a group here, but I would keep Thor in the rotation and only transfer him if he's coming close to his innings limit and this team is in the thick of a pennant chase or going to make the postseason.

Gerard Farrell
Gerard Farrell

@hankypanky My thoughts exactly. When I saw Adam Rubin's post about Wilmer starting tonight I thought, "Classic Terry". But Tejada has been playing straight up inspired baseball the past few games. Keep him in until an ofer