What’s on Tap for Monday, June 2

The Mets conclude their five-game series against the Phillies in Philadelphia on Monday at 7:05 p.m. Bartolo Colon (4-5, 4.73 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Roberto Hernandez (2-2, 3.76 ERA) for Philadelphia.


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Weekend Review…


The Mets have won three of four games so far against the Phillies during the five-game series in Philadelphia, winning Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, but losing Friday night > Read more at MetsBlog.com.


Juan Lagares is on his way to New York for an MRI on his rib cage. After sitting out Saturday due to rib cage spasms, Lagares returned to the lineup on Sunday, but exited in the 10th inning after again feeling pain.


Rookie RHP Rafael Montero was demoted to make room on the roster Triple-A reliever Buddy Carlyle, who was needed after Terry Collins used every available relief pitcher in Friday’s 14-inning game.


Daisuke Matsuzaka will replace Montero in the starting rotation. His next scheduled start will be Wednesday at Wrigley Field.




35 comments
elcasey
elcasey

There have been seasons when the Mets rolled over for teams they should have beaten. This hasn't been that kind of a year so far. They need to clean up this road trip and get back over .500. Then they need to find out if they can also beat the good clubs. They certainly aren't out of it yet.

helloboy
helloboy

These Mets are confusing.  So confusing are they, that i am not sure what position i want the bat for.  If a power bat, at this point it would need to be an OF. Now who would be available that is not just a rental?

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

If Alderson doesn't make a deal for a bat then that will be the final straw and prove that the management of this team couldn't care less about winning or the fan base. SOME KIND OF DEAL HAS TO BE  MADE. IT JUST HAS TOO!

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

We are a Donn Clenndenon type guy away from making a run at playoffs. Please Alderson, get that guy!

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

What a weakass division... There may be hope. If they could only pick up a meaningful bat, then we can talk playoffs

Paul Rubin
Paul Rubin

If the Mets had added only Drew and one bonafide late innings guy they'd be more like 32-24 and positioned to make a mid season trade to put them over the top for the post season. But at least they're getting a much better read on what they have to work with for next season. There are a lot of questions that must be answered before they start committing to trades and longer contracts:

Can D'arnaud hit?

Can anyone internally play well enough at SS overall?

Can Lagares be competent enough over a full season to just hand the reigns of CF over?

Will enough internal candidates emerge to make the bullpen at least a non issue for 2015 if not a strength?

If Duda continues to play regularly, can he get his BA up to the point where he's an asset and not a liability?

Will the real Wheeler stand up?

Does Syndergaard stay healthy and become a definitive part of the 2015 rotation?

Who do the Mets part with to make the offense better next year?

yankeehater
yankeehater

We should be 29-27, in second place, and on an 8 game winning streak right now (and that's obviously not counting the games we threw away earlier in the season).

brrrandooo
brrrandooo

True this team is hanging in there with a pretty poor offense, and losing lagares would be awful.  I'm not sure what move we need to make but there has to be one

nykjw2
nykjw2

Had the Mets been a little more aggressive this past off-season - ie., adding another hitter or two = they would've found themselves in a very favorable position in this very winnable NL East.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Good point. Along with taking on more salary, Alderson is looking at a tunnel with no light at the other end. The only trade that can happen would have to be a fluke, such as a contending team needing starting pitching. That doesn't mean they would part with a serious slugger.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Making a deal for the sake of making a deal is just spinning your wheels. Any deal Alderson makes has to make sense for both sides. I don't see the need for another cookie-mold hitter that replicates what the Mets have now. A serious slugger is a whole other ball game, and requires that the Mets have to give up a star talent. The only players that fit the latter category are all pitchers. Harvey is coming off surgery. Gee and Niese will be salary dumps, but will not be enough to bring in a star slugger. That leaves the prospects. It would have to be a helluva package and would require a real sacrifice.

yankeehater
yankeehater

@Bob Burket He's not likely to make one much before the deadline. This is the team we have for at least a month....no teams are really out of it this early in the season.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Exactly who do you have in mind?

helloboy
helloboy

@kefhrny17 Playoffs, are you kidding me?  Playoffs? Sorry had to do that.

hankypanky
hankypanky

And who do you want to trade for a "meaningful bat"?

anymos
anymos

@Paul Rubin I like how in people's imaginations, every free agent we sign comes here plays great.  Drew does not strike me as the type of guy who would thrive in our park.  He's been hurt and not very good for the past three years prior to a nice season in Boston last year.  Not worth what he was asking nor the compensation pick it would have costed.  Just being better than what's currently on the roster doesn't make someone a good signing.  As for a 'bonafide late innings guy' I think the majority of the league would like to have one of those.  Be happy we seem to have found a mix of young arms that are getting the job done now.

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

@nykjw2 two years of Byrd would have been a pretty low risk move there.

mets2014
mets2014

@hankypanky  here is one option:

when gee returns trade colon for some young offensive talent and sign kendry morales for the remainder of the season

Pete Brilvitch
Pete Brilvitch

@Joe Paulson @nykjw2 Bryd is 36 years old and a former PED guy. Mets would have had to at least match the 2 year/$16M deal that most everyone thought was over-valued. It's obviously worked out for Philadelphia so far, but I can't say it was low risk. I can't blame the Mets for passing.

yankeehater
yankeehater

@Joe Paulson @nykjw2 I cant kill them for not signing Byrd. I can kill them for not going all out to get peralta and abreau though.

Ben
Ben

@Joe Paulson @nykjw2  Well worth what he signed for too!

mets2014
mets2014

@Joe Paulson @nykjw2  I can't kill them for passing on byrd and going with granderson...the foolish mistake IMO was not scooping up cruz at the end of the winter when he was dirt cheap

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

@Pete Brilvitch @Joe Paulson @nykjw2 I heard on SNY that the guy actually wanted to come back to the Mets, so they probably could have at the very least matched the money. This year, he looked like less of a risk than Chris Young. So, it's the second year. But, if he played well (basically how he is playing), you have the same possibility of a trade at the deadline at the very least.  I said "pretty" low risk -- basically it's the second year.  But, it's 8M.  We aren't talking a few years at the back end of a 7 year contract or something. I am not killing them, but I think Chris Young is basically a waste of almost that much money, honestly.

mets2014
mets2014

@Pete Brilvitch @mets2014 @hankypanky  I agree...the mets would not provide any salary relief and perhaps land a decent prospect...the real value is opening up a spot for morales

yankeehater
yankeehater

@Pete Brilvitch @mets2014 @hankypanky Yeah.....we mets fans want to have our cake and eat it too, which isn't going to happen. Colon is bringing back zip, especially because of the 10 mill he's owed next year.

If we want back talent, niese and/or gee will have to be traded.

anymos
anymos

@Joe Paulson @Pete Brilvitch @nykjw2 In terms of money- its not even close.  CY was a crappy signing and I never liked it- but they thought he might bounce back and he can play all three OF positions, which Byrd cannot.  Plus, with a one year deal, if CY did bounce back but the team struggled, they could flip him like Byrd.  Biggest thing though was the money.  We got rid of Ike over $3M.  That second year of a garunteed $8M for Byrd was significant.

Pete Brilvitch
Pete Brilvitch

@Joe Paulson @Pete Brilvitch @nykjw2  My problem with Chris Young was the amount of money they signed him for. Even in a one year deal, they probably could have signed him for half the money. He would certainly be easier to get rid of with a $3.5 mil salary as opposed to 7.25M.