Frank Francisco told Jenrry Mejia to stay in Florida to collect disabled list money

Posted: July 31, 2013 in News, Opinion
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By Steven InmanimagesCADQ3WP8

Frank Francisco advised Jenrry Mejia to remain in Port St. Lucie to collect his Major League disabled list money during his rehab assignment, rather than work his way through rehab and go back to the minor leagues, organizational sources told Andy Martino of the Daily News.

“It impressed the Mets when Mejia opted to tune out Francisco,” Martino added.

Francisco reportedly recently received two cortisone shots in his elbow and could be cleared to resume throwing this week. He has not pitched in the Major Leagues this season. Mets doctors can’t find anything structurally wrong with Francisco.

This is just a horrible story and the idea that not only has Francisco been a colossal waste of money but he has been poisoning some of the young minds like Mejia down in Florida is terrible.

Francisco was a terrible signing by the Mets after signing a two year deal worth 12 million prior to the 2012 season. If he doesn’t plan on pitching this year and doctors can’t find anything wrong with him it doesn’t make much sense for the Mets not to release him.

When the Mets signed Francisco it was a questionable signing at best because the guy has had character issues in the past and at his best is an average reliever. Even when the Mets had their solid first half last season Francisco had an ERA well over 5.

As for Mejia he has put himself back on the map and remember he is only 22 years old somehow. Mejia will be on the mound Wednesday night in Miami.

  1. […] before he got to the Mets and worse after. He missed the entire year with a phantom injury and reportedly told Jenrry Mejia to stay on the Disabled List to collect Major League Money. It’s a relief […]

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