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Jenrry Mejia feels good, aiming for starting rotation

Mets RHP Jenrry Mejia let up one unearned run, one hit and two walks, while striking out three, in two innings Wednesday against the Nationals.

He made a throwing error that led to a run scored against him.

Mejia had surgery last August to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.

“I feel better, I feel good right now,” Mejia said after Wednesday’s start (ESPN NY, Mar. 5). “Everything is fine.”

Mejia is competing to be in the team’s starting rotation, though he could also be added to the Opening Day bullpen in the event the final slot goes to John Lannan or Daisuke Matsuzaka.

“I’m coming back like a starter, because that’s what I want to be,” said Mejia. “I can be there. I want to work hard to be there.”




17 comments
Vee!
Vee!

I have a crazy vision of 2014 Wheeler, Colon, Niese, Thor, Meijia 


and the even crazier 2015 vision of Harvey, Wheeler, Thor, Niese, Meijia


Man that sounds like a dirty rotation

Vee!
Vee!

Meija at the 5th, Lannan as the long man, Dice K can go sit around in PSL for all I care

11gilkey
11gilkey

They should not put him back in the bullpen.  If they want to start with Lannan or Dice K, assuming they earn the 5th spot, okay, but don't jerk this guy around between starter and reliever again.  Let him go to AAA and get some more fine tuning as a starter in case we need to bring him up when someone gets hurt.  With that said, I'm rooting for him to get the 5th spot, but considering this team never does the right thing, even if he earns it, I don't expect them to give it to him.  Instead they will give it to Dice K because he's "experienced", who will then go out and get rocked in his first 3 starts.  The Mets are so predictable it is scary. They have supposedly rebuilding with an eye on 2015 but lets put some has been in the 5th spot instead of Mejia who showed some real promise and talent.  I wouldn't expect anything else from this franchise.  

getalife
getalife

what would be the rationale for NOT putting Mejia in the rotation?

rico
rico

how about we let somebody WIN the job in spring training instead of projecting ?


just an idea

Jeff Robins
Jeff Robins

I think it's pretty sick that some emalready have Mejia going to the bullpen before Vegas even thrown one inning in Spring Training. The idea all along was that ST would become a competition for the 5th spot in the starting rotation.

Kyle Symanowitz
Kyle Symanowitz

Mejia has the ability to be a top of the rotation guy. T Collins should provide him with the opportunity, assuming that he stays healthy, instead of settling for Lannan or Dice-K, who will provide league average outings at best.

lloydbraun
lloydbraun

Would be very disappointing if Mejia's not able to fill the 5th starter role.  Seems like it's been ages since the Mets have put 5 bona fide starts on the mound every fifth day, rather than 3 or 4 decent ones, plus a retread or project . . .

drmetfan
drmetfan

I agree guys. If Mejia is healthy and is pitching well he should be the 5th starter. Add DiceK and Lannan to the bullpen if need be.

Chris
Chris

If Mejia's healthy, he should be in the Major League rotation. This really isn't a difficult decision at all.

mike23
mike23

no reason if healthy and looking good stuff wise that he shouldn't be the 5 starter. 

mets2891
mets2891

I love this guy, I really hope he spares us from Dice-K (who I call Off-Day since I refuse to watch his starts).

Robby Johnson
Robby Johnson

@getalife  I think you'd have to point to his health issues as the main cause along with the contracts of Dice-K and Lannan.  Both of those guys can opt out, so it would suck to have Mejia as the #5 guy, watch one or both guys opt out to play elsewhere, and then be left with thin options should he get hurt.  I'm guessing if he shows he's healthy and effective enough either in the pen or AAA, he'll probably wind up in the rotation at some point.  Or maybe he finds a home in the pen.


Personally I want him to win the 5th spot out of all the guys in the running, but as we've seen before - these decisions aren't always based on who the best player in ST is.

rico
rico

@Joe Wenzel  It makes perfect sense. You identify the veteran (Dice;K) and challenge the young guys to beat him.  They've been doing that since for the last 100 years of organized ball.



mustang66
mustang66

I watch those games along with the rerun of law and order. I watch the Mets bat. then I turn on law and order when dice K pitches

Bryan Torres
Bryan Torres

@mets2891  I refuse to watch games when Quintanilla, Duda, Satin and Tejada is on the field also