Matt den Dekker runs to first

Mets may bring back den Dekker

The Mets are considering promoting outfielder Matt den Dekker, who is currently second in the Pacific Coast League in batting with a .329 average (ESPN, Aug. 2).


Den Dekker played in 17 games in an early season stint with the Mets and had seven hits in 45 at bats for a .145 average and 13 strikeouts. He was demoted to Las Vegas on June 18. Den Dekker has a .399 on base percentage to go with his average. He has seven home runs and 44 RBIs.

“He’s been hitting the ball good. Collins told reporters.  “The one thing about Matt, as well all know, he’s done it at every level he’s been to. The second year he goes to a level, he swings great. The one thing we’ve got to do is keep the contact consistent.”

The Mets would have to make a move on the roster if it is done before roster expand on Sept. 1.


 




132 comments
Anthony Soler
Anthony Soler

Yea simple Lagarss center cy jr in right and Matt in left . Release Chris young already he's done an washed up .

Mason Riley
Mason Riley

he's hitting .300/.400/.500 in AAA, start him everyday in left

semperfi
semperfi

Den Dekker against every righty in RF and give CY starts against lefty just like Duda and Cambell, Mets most productive position this year is at 1st because of this platoon, let MDD get comfortable against righty 1st, set him up for success not failure

wishitws86
wishitws86

Great he can sit right next to Wilmer.

JasonMiles
JasonMiles

Goodbye Bobby A-You had a great career but telling jokes,smiling at people a'int gonna make it anymore-The s..t is getting serious now

mainemet
mainemet

Don't call Den decker up unless Terry intends to play him every day Too many times this year the Mets have brought up a hot player only to have him sit on the bench (Flores) and go cold. Look what every day playing has done for Duda. The beginning of the year everyone was ready to ship him out, but by playing him everyday he got into his ores)groove.

It's not like the team is going to the WS. We know what CY, Areau and EY can do. Now lets see what the future might bring. 

Jack Fitzpatrick
Jack Fitzpatrick

I totally agree. This guy Collins is the worst. He'll keep playing Chris Young in left. Tell me something else. Why are Abreu and E. Young still on this team?

David Graf
David Graf

Would like to see Dykstra and Reynolds called up..

metfaninva
metfaninva

Chris Young's retirement party is what time today???

Would also throw in Abreu and bring up Brown!!!

matmil
matmil

Collins needs to shake up this lineup. Den Dekker or EY at leadoff and drop Wright to the 5 hole  Bat Grandy 2 and Murph 3. 

matmil
matmil

Do it. Bring him up bat him leadoff and hope he stays hot this lineup needs some help fast.

Chris Biehl
Chris Biehl

Campbell and den Dekker are both 27 yrs old, they are not kids

Max Denby
Max Denby

cut CY!!!


My god.  This is not a "tough call".  The guy has been bad.  Be nice to have another great outfielder out there.  Curtis, MDD, JLAD is an excellent defensive outfield. 

mystere24
mystere24

1. DFA EY Jr. (He looks lost at the plate) and Abreu.

2.. Promote Capt. Kirk and MDD.

3. Semi-Platoon MDD and Lagares in CF with Lagares getting the most starts.

4. Straight- Platoon Capt. Kirk and CY in LF

5. Continue to platoon Duda and Soup.

6. Let Flores play 2nd tomorrow against Bumgardner (and once a week against tough lefties to give Murph a rest) and play more SS using Tejada as a backup and late inning defensive replacement.

semperfi
semperfi

Deserves the promotion this time around, tearing it up in AAA and is 2nd best OF defender in the organization, DFA Abreu, no need, serves no purpose for this club, CY could go to but has more overall value then Abreu

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

If den Dekker is brought up, who do the Mets DFA.... Abreu or CY?

Daniel Diffin
Daniel Diffin

Bring him back and let him play. He can't hit worse than CY, and will probably hit better than EY, with much better defense. He has hit so well in the PCL, it's about time he gets a chance to show if he can do it in the NL.

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

Go check abreus numbers as a starter very impressive u release cy

eric88
eric88

ABREU, is LHH like MDD, plus he's finished.

dabo
dabo

Bring him up pack CY's bags please.

A Pocono View_
A Pocono View_

Who would u move? While Abreu may have had a bad month(w/ less playing time) overall, he's been more productive than Chris Young.Chris Y had a few good games last week, overall...automatic out.

moeb
moeb

My boy M D D. Bye bye abreu

rico
rico

Take that Peavy. METS are raking!

BronsonSNY
BronsonSNY

@mainemet Terry needs a reason to play you everyday. as much as I like Flores and MDD. You need to hit. This 0-for every time you play can't work. Flores has had many opportunities to show his worth but all that comes out of it is pop ups? You really just think it's about no playing everyday is reason why Flores isn't productive. At the end of the day you're a grown man with MLB experience...hit the ball when you get your chance and make him put you in. The same goes for MDD. He is 27-yrs old, on the verge of his third MLB stint and strikes out a ton. Hit the ball.

matmil
matmil

@David Graf This is no time to be checking out callups they are still in the hunt. If they want to sell tickets they have to have some meaningful games.

matmil
matmil

@metfaninva Keep Abreu nice to have the veteran bat around late in games. I know he hasn't been doing much but still nice to have him as I don't think other teams want to see him come up with the game on the line.

matmil
matmil

@mets2death I don't think it's Collins idea to keep putting CY out there .they seem to be hoping some team who is desperate will pick him up so they don't have to pay him.

matmil
matmil

@Max Denby They look like they hope somebody will take him so they don't have to pay him.

BronsonSNY
BronsonSNY

@Max Denby As great as that idea may sound to most, the Mets are mathematically still in the chase for a playoff spot. So a veteran presence such as CY and EY or an Abreu is much needed in the lineup. It appears as if terry is more comfortable with experience than say maybe Soup or even a callup in MDD, who are inexperienced and possibly liabilities (Soup in the outfield and MDD in the box). Remember, CY is capable of changing any game with one swing of the bat, which was evident in that game against the A's in Citi where as a pitch hitter he smashed a homerun to give the Mets a win. That's probably why there is a rotation of EY, CY and Abreu instead of a Soup or a MDD. Terry trust EY, CY and Abreu's veteran leadership to help gain ground in the playoff standings.

WoodsideNative
WoodsideNative

@mystere24 None of your ideas are good except DFA Abreu. EY's done good when he plays more than a game a week. MDD maybe deserves a chance but Nieuwy showed hi usual...good hitting when first called up then the K machine. Lagares needs to play everyday but MDD could spell him once a week. Oh yeah...DFA CY too. Duda has earned the right to play everyday. Flores and Tejada is a lateral move and if there's any platoon it's Campbell and Nieuwy.

Daniel Diffin
Daniel Diffin

@MetsFan1962 Good question. At this point, I'd get rid of Abreu, since he has cooled off badly and CY is actually hitting a little better lately. But it's a close call.

metfaninva
metfaninva

@Mike Dell Italia 

Abreu is 3 for 27 in last 30 days.  He is done.  Started off okay but he is old, can't play defense, and is a liability.  Cy and Abreu are holding back the team.

Vic Scarpelli
Vic Scarpelli

This kid has a future whole abreau is gonna retire so yes both lefties it's the right move

John Paul Hodge
John Paul Hodge

@BronsonSNY  Wrong. In order to let Flores do what he does, he needs to play every day. He never gets more that 3 starts in a row. Its hard to be effective when you know youre going to get benched/sent down, if you go 0-4. Is Tejada really doing that much to prevent TC form just giving Flores a month to start every day? He is TERRIBLE with getting young players time. And whats his love affair with Tejada. He said he would get Flores at-bats. He hasnt.

David Graf
David Graf

Actually...this is no time to be holding on to the likes of Abreu or Young. ..Campbell needs to be in the lineup more...even if it means spelling Wright a game or 2.

BronsonSNY
BronsonSNY

@matmil @David Graf Well, when the said names are hitting the way they are in AAA, a callup or two wouldn't be bad. This team needs infusion of fresh faces that can hit.

John Paul Hodge
John Paul Hodge

@matmil @mets2death But its HIS idea to keep putting Tejada out there. Flores has hit over .300 and drove in runs at every level. He switched positions and went to that conditioning camp in the off-season. He has done EVERYTHING to earn a shot. Give him a month to start. Not 2 games every 10.

matmil
matmil

@Max Denby Bronson you can't hope for a homer once in a blue moon and get 50 strikeouts while your waiting.

BronsonSNY
BronsonSNY

@John Paul Hodge @BronsonSNY Wrong. He needs to hit. Period. He's not a baby. He needs consecutive starts in row to hit? Give me a break. Give me a reason to at least put you in. You can't expect to knubbers and pop ups when you're in and expect to be playing everyday in a playoff chase. Stop with the Flores infatuation. I want him be there as bad as anyone. But please stop babying these players. Oh, yeah, and the guy that many despised in Valdespin, the same guy who had been receiving the same treatment as Flores is doing well for Miami.

BronsonSNY
BronsonSNY

@David Graf If you don't hold on to Abreu and Young what veteran presence to do you have to make a push for the playoffs.

BronsonSNY
BronsonSNY

@matmil @Max Denby Agree to a curtain extent, but in isn't that what you're already getting with this ballclub as whole? Very inconstent offense. The Mets were nearly no-hit three times in one month. So you can't just single out CY.

Mikey J
Mikey J

Grandy and Wright are both veteran position players. We also have Colon in the rotation. We have veterans. We don't need to waste roster spots on veterans that aren't producing.

David Graf
David Graf

You'll never see the playoffs with them....