Mets have extra relief pitcher, one fewer bat on bench

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

The way I understand it, assuming the Mets do not play another 14-inning marathon, they’ll likely demote a relief pitcher and promote a position player before leaving Philadelphia.

Right now, they are short on the bench, while having an extra arm in the bullpen, mostly because they were forced to use so many relievers in these extra-inning games the last few days.

I assume relievers Buddy Carlyle or Dana Eveland will be demoted.

It’s also worth noting that Josh Satin is doing really well in Las Vegas, where he’s playing a lot of second base and again working out in the outfield.




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rico
rico

The name Buddy Carlysle sounds like a lounge act. 

So between appearances you can find him playing piano at the Marriot Whitestone for tips :)


just kidding, funny name though...


Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

I feel good about the recent play of the team. It just pains me that we will be watching Granderson strike-out another hundred or so times this season. And another 500 times from 2015-2017. At least Chris Young will be gone after this year. I still have to wonder what Sandy saw in these two guys. Grandy is coming of an injury-plagued year and has always been a high-strikeout guy. Chris Young has been on a steady decline for several years. The logic eludes me.

nolrog
nolrog

That's OK.  They don't have many bats in the line up either.

Steven Rein
Steven Rein

Where does Matt Cerrone come up with these inane observations. I thought blogs are suppose to be positive not negative

Victor Perez
Victor Perez

Bring up Andrew Brown we need someone with pop in his bat not another single hitter.

jamets
jamets

There is no help for the offense coming from the minor leagues this year.   All the guys being discussed (Satin, Brown, Dykstra, Niewenhuis, denDekker, Teagarden, Allen, Lutz, Campbell)...they're all bench guys at best in the majors.  It doesn't matter which one or two of these guys they call up - we can hope one of them gets hot for a couple of weeks like Satin did last year, but it's a crapshoot and eventually all these guys will go back to being irrelevant.



zachfguest
zachfguest

@metsblog Somewhere Nolan Ryan is rolling his eyes about some relief pitchers having to pitch a few extra innings each over a few days....

heynow20
heynow20

Unfortunately the 2015 free agent class isn't too pretty.  I think we should dump Chris Young for sure and sign Michael Cuddyer, who can play corner OF and 1B and either Hardy or Lowrie for SS.  Its not superstar material but there aren't any FA's of that stature available this coming offseason.  A lineup of Lagares, Murphy, Wright, Cuddyer, Granderson, Lowrie/Hardy, Duda, and TDA (if he can turn it around) would suffice with great starting pitching/bullpen. 

1harris1
1harris1

den dekker leading off tonight. I'm curious to see if they give this guy some real time against right handed starters. I actually liked what I saw of him last season after he was called up; and I seem to remember he had a fairly good spring training. We already know the guy plays a terrific CF.

It's a bummer that Legares got hurt, but maybe it opens the door for another guy to show what he can do. Hey, better den dekker than Chris Young.

saveme
saveme

Folks, please stop with the Browns, Satins, Dykstras, etc, etc....there is a reason they are career minor leaguers......they are backups at best.  Take a look at our line-up in 2006.  That was loaded with bona fide major leaguers.  

Huell Babineaux
Huell Babineaux

id like to see Dykstra or Brandon Allen.. both have some pop

kingman76
kingman76

I like that they have Satin playing second base - his numbers would be above average for a second baseman.  My only beef with him was he lacked the power to fill a power position such as first base.

saveme
saveme

How I long for this line-up:


Reyes - SS

LaDuca - C

Beltran - CF

Delgado - 1B

Wright - 3B

Valentin - 2B

Green - RF

Chavez - OF


Too bad Pedro and El Duque went down before the start of the 2006 playoffs. If Chavez was on this team, he'd be our third best hitter, lmao


theglider
theglider

Why is it that when Satin struggled up here he was a bum, but when Flores hits .227 it's too small a sample size?

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

Is there anyone in the Front Office paying attention? we got arms, we need hitters.  Bring in hitters who can minimize the weary arms and extra inning games.

helloboy
helloboy

If the Mets lose tonight, I am blaming the 103 Cheese-steaks they ate yesterday. 

poppop
poppop

MR GM. You signed a third rate out fielder or $60 million bucks for (4) years. His actual worth: about $90 bucks a week. You paid 7.5 million for a Young type

who is not a even a Triple "A" calibre player.You had the opportunity to obtain Jacoby from the Sox but he was too expensive Huh? See Not so Grandy-

man and not so Young not very good pick-ups (What they should be playing - "pick up stick ball).You broghht up a kid Flores who is

 not now nor ever will be a Major League player. You fired a batting instructor who was trying to produce runs from the most anemicl lineup in NY Mets history.

 Other than Murphy & Wright, which "batter" a term I use lightly- is hitting more than 220?  The

kid from Cuba could have been had for a third of what you are paying those two minor League

outfielders. Isn't it time that yoo consider another line of work? Baseball isn't your game.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

I can live with Satin. At least he has a track-record. If Quintanilla is called-up I'm really gonna lose it.

upstater
upstater

@mets2death Duda in the 6 hole is smart. He's dead slow on the nasis and his average is low, so let him homer or end the inning.

jamets
jamets

@zachfguest @metsblog If we still had Valverde and Farnsworth in the pen I would agree with you - just run them out there until they can't pitch anymore.


But with the young guys out there now, especially the one with injury histories like Mejia and Familia, it's a legitimate concern.

upstater
upstater

@heynow20 won't happen. team won't spend and these guys won't want to play in death valley.

Ant Hanni
Ant Hanni

He's no good come on. None of these guys are gonna carve out roles as bench players. There only chance is to play every day. These are mlb rookies not vets used to sitting on bench all day then getting one at bat

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

@saveme  . . plus. back then the owners were willing to pay for proven talent.

Ant Hanni
Ant Hanni

Wright may be 5th best hitter in that line up

Ant Hanni
Ant Hanni

Satin is like 30. Flores is like 23

theglider
theglider

Who would you trade? And who are you getting back?

poppop
poppop

@MetsFan1962  Why?

Didn't Sandy man give yoou grandy man? KKKurtiss may fan 300 times this year. 

And Chris Young  What a steal  Only 7.5 million for a Sunday softball player.

Casey Harden
Casey Harden

@poppop So you think Quintanilla is more of a major league player than Flores? Flores may still end up being a third basemen for some other team, but Quintanilla or Tejada would likely not be a starter elsewhere.

mingo
mingo

@Kenneth Meltsner Yeah, becauase what they really need is a fourth guy on the roster who can play shortstop.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

@mets2death @heynow20 Wasn't Keith going on about what a 'professional hitter' the guy was a month or so ago? I'm with you. We may be stuck with Granderson for a while but we just cannot afford to have our 4 and 5 hitters hitting .400 (cumulatively).

1harris1
1harris1

Ha! Actually that's inaccurate, as I recall him lining out hard to CF in his first plate appearance on Saturday. How many ABs has he had this season to begin with anyway? Can't have been many.

I'm not saying that I expect anything of consequence from the guy. I do see some talent there though. Don't know what it translates too.

monstah
monstah

@mets2death @1harris1 Yep. You're back up in the BIG leagues. Maybe take a SWING every now and then. Maybe something will happen.

nolrog
nolrog

@Ant Hanni  Depends on if Delgado feels like playing on that team or not. 

theglider
theglider

And no answer? When has Flores ever shown he can hit major league pitching? But people make excuses for him, like it's too small a sample size.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

@theglider  . . I have no clue who I would bring to the Metsies. We bring in decent hitters that can't hit after joining this team. . . Maybe, it's a Wilpon jinx.

poppop
poppop

@Casey Harden 

Casey (my wife of 50 years maiden name)

Tejada may or may not be the answer but Flores?. How do you justify playing a slow of foot young man who weighs about 150

pounds and can't run? He is a Double "A" hitter at best and a Grade "D" Appalachian League fielder. Stick with Rueben until some one

better shows up.And by the way, we got rid of the best SS the Mets ever had. He toils for the Blue Jays. Born to play baseball and we

got rid of him. Why? Cheap Cheap Cheap ! Owners should sell the club  right now !

kingman76
kingman76

@poppop @Casey Harden poppop - may I call you Pop? Pop. I had a good laugh - you're description of Flores fits Tejada to a Tee. 

theglider
theglider

He hit .211 last year and .222 this year. Where has he ever hit? He's looked lost at the plate. Campbell gets limited at bats and looks good when he gets a chance.

72tilltc
72tilltc

@mets2death  He is and a moron they said the same about Lagares. Flores was a better prospect than Lagares Terry did all he could to ruin him but Duda and the rest were hurt and he was forced to play him. I never want someone to get hurt but that is what it will take to get Flores time.

poppop
poppop

@72tilltc @poppop  I probably knew more about baseball when I was 7 thenall of the bloggers and in

particular, the Mets GM ever will

72tilltc
72tilltc

@poppop I will agree you know more than Sandy but that is not really saying much.

theglider
theglider

By asking where he's ever hit in the majors?