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Triple-A reliever Buddy Carlyle on way to Mets

Mets Triple-A reliever Buddy Carlyle is headed to Philadelphia, likely to be promoted and added to the roster for Saturday’s game.

Rafael Montero pitched just 3.2 innings Friday, after which Terry Collins used his entire bullpen in a 14-inning loss to the Phillies.

In in order to make room for Carlyle, Montero could be optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas, according to a source (ESPN, May 30).

Carlyle, 36, is 1-1 with a 1.27 ERA in 21.2 innings in 18 relief appearances with Triple-A Las Vegas. He has seven years of big-league experience with the Padres, Dodgers, Braves and Yankees.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

I’d hate to see Montero get sent down, especially after one bad start. But, a move was going to have to come once Dillon Gee is promoted in a week or so anyway. In this scenario, to open the spot, which would presumably mean Daisuke Matsuzaka stepping into the rotation, potentially until Dillon Gee returns from the disabled list. In this scenario, I assume Daisuke Matsuzaka will get a spot start or two until Gee gets back.




44 comments
mesmo
mesmo

The only promotion from AAA that I am interested in is Wally Backman's to replace the brain fart known as Terry Collins..  

ny12jets
ny12jets

I agree - Bullpen starting to have a killer look to it.

ofdzca7
ofdzca7

Nothing wrong with sending Montero down for a while. Not sure I agree with Matt that he's had one bad start only. He has had one good start only really. 2 very bad starts and 1 other shaky at best. 

bigdirty
bigdirty

i had a feeling that this was going to happen. Montero has good stuff but maybe he can still work on things in the minors. I think whn he is around the plate he is too much around the plate with no room for error. A little effective wildness and controlling his secondary pitches will help. 


There was no purpose putting him in the pen right now  and also no reason to give up on the kid Its still about developing him.  Take what you have learned and get better. 


All of a sudden the bullpen looks nasty! Vic Black is a little wild but his delivery is so deceptive. That curve ball drops from the sky and that fast ball is blazing. Familia is a monster and Mejia has closer stuff and the personality for it. 


ugh...the offense...ughhhhhhhhh 

Richard Jones
Richard Jones

I would like to see Matsukaka given some starts. He can be a valuable trade piece at the deadline. If things go well Montero and Syndergaard will be ready by then. The Mets should have the opportunity to move some pitching for young offense. 

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

Honestly, he had one good start.  One start decent but a bit rough.  He doesn't look ready for prime time though I'd like to see how he fares in the pen. But, after starting, he won't be ready for that immediately & they need pitching now. Maybe, since they called up a journeyman -- their strategy seems to use such mediocrity (see F/V) when some of us wouldn't mind seeing some of their more promising arms -- Caryle is disposable & once Montero is fresh again, they can call him back for a bullpen look. It's an idea at least.

Mex_17_for_HOF
Mex_17_for_HOF

I'd like to see Montero in the bullpen. He's still unhittable the first time through the order.

Jeff Robins
Jeff Robins

I hate to see him go down but understand the need. He pitched well in his prior outing but poorly this time out and created a bullpen problem himself. He's come up for his cup-of-tea and going down for a bit won't hurt. It's a learning experience. Needs to get his control back.

simbad
simbad

I'd like to see Matsuzaka start a game or two.

John Pentony Jr
John Pentony Jr

As long as deGrom does the job,than all is ok by me.Montero has been shell shocked up here and still needs more work.

Mickey Jennifer Wind
Mickey Jennifer Wind

after seeing Montero a few times, I have to confirm my original belief that he will be a good relief pitcher.  he lacks the stuff, velocity or pinpoint control.  His inability to pitch inside is also not helpful.  i do not see him as a starter.  He is not even close to deGrom in terms of control, guts or poise. 

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

Just hope deGrom can give us 7 today. They need to start den Dekker and move Granderson out of the 4 spot.

Mau Agudelo
Mau Agudelo

One bad start? Am I not seeing the same games here?

William Kelley
William Kelley

Motero did pitch badly. If Abreu doesn't make mistakes in RF his line looks much better. However sending him down isn't bad either, These young pitchers need to learn you have to cut the pitchs down. They are burning out the pen only going 5 and 6 innings. However Mets problem continues to be 4 thru 8 in the line up. No production and can we finally leave both Abreu and C. Young in the dugout. Pla den Dekker and let's see what he's got.

bingmets
bingmets

I wonder if dice-k has any trade value. He's pitched very well since joining the mets last year (minus his first few starts). There are plenty of teams that could use a solid vet at the back end of their rotation.

hubie_wc
hubie_wc

Smart move and add to the fact we have not won any of his starts.

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

I stopped watching last night but I see CY is worth every penny, dropping a routine fly ball??

Bruce Mitrani
Bruce Mitrani

Buddy? Is he bringing Sally with him to help write this sitcom of a team?

hankypanky
hankypanky

Interesting numbers racked up by Carlyle in hitter-friendly Las Vegas. It doesn't harm to have him in the pen along with a proven vet like Matsuzaka moved to the starting rotation. As for d'Arnaud, it looks more and more that his poor defense (stolen bases, passed balls, errant throws) will cut short his stay in the majors. The terrible hitting is bad enough, but lousy defense shouldn't be an issue at this stage in his development.

bigdirty
bigdirty

@Mickey Jennifer Wind I dont disagree but he is a little young yet to give up on him. H edid have that great start in the middle. I think he is too hittable right now. Before we delegate him to the pen lets if he can figure it out in AAA. te mets dont lose anything by doing so.  


DeGrom looks like  a veteran up there. Great poise!

ofdzca7
ofdzca7

@Dana Smith Agree. & re. deGrom, that's the problem right there. We shouldn't be putting the kid in a situation where he needs to save the pen. 

owlnut
owlnut

@William Kelley Why is Abreau playing in the field? He is a pinch hitter. Period. This is another of Terry's mismanagement.

1harris1
1harris1

I disagree. I'd have kept the kid up and given him the starts available. The team isn't going anywhere this season, and Buddy Carlyle isn't doing anything worthwhile for anybody's bullpen.

Probably a moot point anyway though if Gee is coming back in the immediate future.

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

@kefhrny17  for a guy who's not hitting and occupying space and error like that really compounds his situation.  The stiff needs to be riding the pine and CAMPBELL playing regularly.

owlnut
owlnut

@barbarossa deGrom has shown better stuff than Montero, from the first games they pitched against the NYY, to their last starts.

hubie_wc
hubie_wc

@barbarossa He's made 4 career starts.  Montero may be overrated but you are overreacting.

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

@barbarossa  disappointed to say the least.  The way scouts and our superb managerial team were talking about him I thought he was the next coming of Pedro.  Oh well you win some you lose some...I still believe the kid will prosper into a good 3 or 4.

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

Might be more suited for the pen... Or part of a trade chip for a bat???

Mex_17_for_HOF
Mex_17_for_HOF

@hankypanky  It's TDA's first game back from a concussion - his third one. Give the guy a chance to get his game going again. He was rushed back here with no chance to get back into game shape in the minors. He's shown us great defense all year! He's slow getting his bat going, but if you look at his stats he's always taken some time to adjust to a new level. You are going to see TDA for the rest of this year, anyway, so get used to it. I think his bat will come around - he's already starting to get some hits, and his power is starting to come.

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

@hankypanky  I'm with you, but I would give him some time since; there is potential with this kid, the way he hit that opposite field hit tells me that he's got what it takes offensively....he just has to put it together.  I'd commit the year for him and if he turns it around somewhat the second half I would go with him next year as well.  I've been comparing him to POSEY, but that's unfair...as you know POSEY began raking as soon as he got off the bus.  Some players are able to do that and others take a little time, I believe that's what's happening with Travis.

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

@kefhrny17  the drop rattled MEJIA and it was down hill from there...you can't expect to win a game in the 9th if you commit errors; our bats stink as well...we couldn't muster anything offensively during the last 5 innings.

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

@kefhrny17 Watching DeGrom, I think those who felt Montero was a good trade chip are looking prescient, but then other teams see what we are seeing. Anyway, gladly would trade him for a bat though it has to be a fairly decent one.  You know, not a Chris Young. :)

ny12jets
ny12jets

@Steven Matregrano He's not that good. From day one.   Concussion or no concussion, overrated hitter and overrated defensive catcher.   I think one time a pitch hit his knee directly from the pitcher.  I think he's as weak as Tejada.  Maybe Marginally better.  Maybe.

hankypanky
hankypanky

His poor play PRECEDED his accident. Wake up, for Pete's sake.

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

And it would not surprise me to see that clown in the lineup today...