Eric Young Jr measures his lead

Eric Young to DL, den Dekker promoted

Eric Young Jr. is headed to the disabled list with a hamstring injury, the Mets announced.

Triple-A OF Matt den Dekker will be called up from Las Vegas to New York, Sandy Alderson said after Sunday’s double-header.

“I just came in one day and it wasn’t feeling that good, and then yesterday when I stole that base, I felt it a little bit more,” Young said (Star-Ledger, May 26).

He is hitting .220 with one home run, seven RBI and 17 stolen bases this season.




42 comments
John Vastola
John Vastola

I like how Den Dekker plays. I hope he stays in the bigs.

John Kranzley
John Kranzley

Kirk gets a raw deal, didn't he have a game winning double and hr in his short time up? Can't judge on average in such a small sample, he was doing well with power and clutch hits

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

When Sandy assembled this "Team", he never thought about what to do when you have injured players. Starters stocked with bench players, bench players barely AAA and Call-ups AA.

Rocco Gandolfo
Rocco Gandolfo

MDD is a solid defensive OF. That's why he is here. Kirk has had his chance and failed miserably. That's why he is in LV.

MDD could be a better hitter than EYJ

Edwin Melendez
Edwin Melendez

Why are they bringing up another outfielder when they already have CY, Lagares, Granderson, Campbell, and Abreu. It does'nt make sense.

Michael Paulsen
Michael Paulsen

2013 all over again, the shuffling of the chairs. How can this organization say they are building for a championship? Hogwash

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Addition by subtraction.  At least TC won't be tempted to start him at all.

theglider
theglider

Ike Davis was never going to be a hitter in New York. Face it. He had his chances and was a bust. If he turns it around elsewhere then fine but he could not hit here. How much more proof did you need?

justin44
justin44

Maybe Terry can finally end his love-fest with EYjr. He has to be phased out. Addition by subtraction. The only good thing I'll say is he had infield eligibility - but they never use him there, so what's the benefit?

Sam Mack
Sam Mack

Just cut EYjr he's not a good Major Leaguer,he has speed that's all with the at bats he has production so little 220 1 hr 7 rbi is awful at the MLB level...Please bring up A.Brown give him a chance to play in LF,RF let him play 20 straight games let's see what he can do in regular playing time.if he can't do anything playing regular then dfa him as well...

owlnut
owlnut

That's just great. I know another outfielder is needed. It's just unfortunate that they have to bring up another young player to sit on the bench.

nymetsrule
nymetsrule

All of these internal solutions are killing me.

Leif Granlind
Leif Granlind

Yeah! den Dekker is here to save us! He makes the opponents really scary.

dukewillie
dukewillie

@Edwin Melendez I'll bet practically anything that Den Dekker will now become the new EY and take starts away from JL, while still giving CY more time to turn things around defensively. Wouldn't surprise me in the least.

Mark Kohn
Mark Kohn

@Michael Paulsen Who exactly did you want called up? Instead of complaining about it, make a damn suggestion.

Doubleday
Doubleday

@BringBackDaveTelghe Absolutely not true.  We're talking about Terry Collins - he's very likely to try to pencil EY's name on the line-up card, anyway.

90wins
90wins

@theglider Ike Davis is a fine player, it's just that the Mets hitting coach turns all the diamonds in the rough into dump. 

Dan Camarda
Dan Camarda

I couldn't agree more. I know there were a lot of Ike haters out there but I would never have went with Duda over Ike. My question to Sandy: If Duda was the one making 3 mil would you have kept him? May be he would have because he takes more called strikes as per the Sandy way!

theglider
theglider

Lagares needs to hit a little. He started very hot and has been a marginal hitter over the past month.

theglider
theglider

You mean like when Jose Reyes won the batting title?

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

@Dan Camarda The problem was there is only one team in the mlb that values Lucas Duda and that's the Mets. Ike Davis had value because he actually had potential and showed glimpses of what he could do. And as you said, Lucas Duda making less money probably tickled their fancy as well being that it's quite clear saving money is more important than winning to this organization.

theglider
theglider

You mean like you've done with Ike Davis? When did he hit while be was here?

nolrog
nolrog

@theglider  He's batting .273 in May.  That's not bad at all.  Of course, sitting on the bench for a week doesn't help the swing much.

Ed Yano
Ed Yano

If he followed his own philosophy how come he is not winning batting titles since he left

nolrog
nolrog

That's not an unreasonable point, however, it was Reyes's walk year which had a lot to do with his improved focus.  On the other hand, you look at guys that come over (Bay, Granderson) that had success elsewhere and are putrid here.

90wins
90wins

@theglider Ike Davis just said that the difference between the Pirates and the Mets is that there is no hitting advice at 9 am everyday with the Pirates. Good thing Grandy is doing his own batting drills now. He's been much better in May than April.

theglider
theglider

So how would you explain the hitting approach of Oakland when Hudgens was their hitting coach? He was there in 1999 and from 2003-05. They won every year and the team hit as high as .270. Were they all doing their own thing? Or maybe they had better talent?

ken1010
ken1010

Reyes did not follow the organizational hitting philosophy. That's why he wasn't offered a contract.

anymos
anymos

@Zach Goeringer @Dan Camarda You answered your own question.  Neither guy stepped forward to win the job, so they dumped the guy who had the bigger contract and some trade value.

anymos
anymos

@Samuel Mateyak What exactly has Ike accomplished in Pittsburgh?  If he was here hitting .280 with 2 HRs and 16 RBI, people would still be killing Sandy for not doing anything to upgrade first base.  And lets be honest, would it shock you if Ike turned around and hit .100 in the month of June?

blueorange
blueorange

@zach. Actually it always has been where careers go to die with a few exceptions.

theglider
theglider

Some players need a change. We've had players come here and thrive while others did not. Davis was not a hitter as a Met. Maybe he'll do well with Pittsburgh but he wasn't getting it done while here.

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

@Dan Camarda I always found it funny that Lucas Duda was pegged as this moneyball obp guy, yet Davis has for the most part had around the same obp and drew walks just as well. I think everyone knew in their hearts Davis would get his head on straight once he got out of here. When i was a kid players actually wanted to play for the Mets, now it seems to be the place where careers go to die. So depressing.

Dan Camarda
Dan Camarda

I know it's a long season but it's amazing how Ike comes to town with a BA about 60 points higher than Duda. To be fair they both have exactly the same 2 HR & 11 RBI since trade.

theglider
theglider

And he followed up those three months by hitting .205 and .208. He also hit .227 during that magical year of 2012 when he hit 20 homers in the second half after we were put if it. When he was called upon to hit, when we contended until the All-Star break he hit .201.

He had three months of power after the team was out of contention. He had four years of batting miserably. He was never meant for this team.

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

@theglider In the second half of 2012 he was arguably the best power hitter in baseball. Anybody that could put up those numbers for a 3 month period deserves infinitely more slack than Lucas Duda or Ruben Tejeda. Yet its May 26 2014 and those goons are still getting run out there everyday.