I was down Monday with server issues, which I hope have been resolved. Many thanks to Joe D. from Metsmerized for his help and patience.
Two items occurred that I haven’t had the opportunity to comment on: John Maine and Jenrry Mejia.
The one on Maine is especially disturbing because it shows and ugly side of Jerry Manuel. His comment about pitching Maine “on the off days,’’ was for a cheap laugh, which he got. But, how he threw Maine under the bus like that has to send a message to other players when dealing with their injuries.
Maybe Maine is done with the Mets, but he’s still here and working hard to get back. He deserves his manager’s respect.
If I’m a player and working hard to get back, I don’t like the manager taking a cheap shot at me for his benefit.
The Mets obviously have no plan for Maine right now and he certainly has no trade value, but you he has options remaining so you send him down and try to make him right. If you do, you might save a career.
Instead, Manuel went for the cheap laugh at an injured player’s expense. Nice.
Speaking of not having a plan for a pitcher, the Mets finally cut their losses on Jenrry Mejia and sent him to the minor leagues to work on being a starter. Perhaps, if they are lucky, they might salvage something and have him in a contributory capacity in late August and September.
Long overdue, but better late than never.