With flurry of roster moves why aren’t the Mets promoting prospects?

Posted: June 9, 2013 in Future Mets, News, Opinion
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Josh Satin is getting another chance with the Mets

By Steven Inman

After Sunday’s series of roster moves, it is reasonable to ask why aren’t the Mets promoting prospects? The Mets are calling up 1B Josh Satin, OF Collin Cowgill and LHP Josh Edgin.

Satin, 28, has had big league time the past few years with the Mets but is hitting under .200 in a very small sample size as a big leaguer. He definitely deserves the call up after his strong start in Vegas but again, the Mets are 12 games under .500, it’s time to start looking at guys for the future.

We already saw Collin Cowgill this year. I liked Sandy Alderson bringing him in this winter and I thought he could fit in as the right handed piece to a centerfield platoon. That didn’t work as Cowgill didn’t hit and struggled defensively in center. So why is he getting another chance? Actually, I’m not really sure as Cowgill hit just .268 with five homers in 123 at bats in the hitter friendly Pacific Coast League, hardly lighting it up.


Wilmer Flores’ bat is ready for the show

It would have been more beneficial to the Mets to call up a prospect like Cesar Puello in this spot. Why wait to see if you have anything in this kid? Try to get something out of this difficult transition year.

Lastly there is Josh Edgin. I really think Edgin has a nice arm and will be a part of the Mets future if the Mets don’t overuse him this time around. He did struggle in the minors after being sent down.

Later this summer the Mets bullpen will get another left handed weapon when Jack Leathersich is deemed ready for the show. Leathersich has dominated for Double AA Binghamton.

I thought the Mets were much better off moving Daniel Murphy to first and promoting 2B Wilmer Flores. Flores has played very well at Triple AAA Las Vegas and is the Mets most ready for the big leagues position player prospect.

Flores leads the Vegas 51’s in hits (70), doubles (PCL leader with 21) and total bases (110). Flores has five multi-hit games in his last nine starts. He is ready for the big leagues.

The only question with Flores has been where is he going to play defensively. Well that might continue to be a question and is probably the reason he isn’t going to be called up now.

The Mets are privately hoping that Flores becomes passable enough as a second basemen in the minors that they can use him as a trade chip for an outfielder sometime in the future. The Mets aren’t confident that they can put Flores at any other position in the major leagues which is why his future as a big leaguer is probably on another team.

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