Moving On

It isn’t like they needed one but the Mets got another reminder of their shortcomings in depth, defense and power this weekend, and it didn’t help that Terry Collins couldn’t manage past them and Ike Davis was poisoned. But whatever, they’ve got to move on and will do so now without Vinny Rottino, who was farmed out last night for lefty relief help, Justin Hampson. We could have used both guys last night but Terry instead opted for Justin Turner, who had a very bad game and Miguel Batista, who’s once again pitching like a 41-year-old should.

No word yet on Hampson’s digits, we’ll let you know (or, likely, you will me). EDIT: Hampson (note the spelling) appeared tonight wearing No. 45.

In the inbetween we welcomed back Ronny Cedeno, Ruben Tejada and Ramon Ramirez and bid goodbye (for now) to Jordany Valdespin, Elvin Ramirez (farmed out) and Frank Francisco (strained mouth). I liked both Valdespin and Ramirez and hope to see them back soon.

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Mon, 06/25/2012 – 7:22am.
    Rottino replaced Hairston in a double switch last night.

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Mon, 06/25/2012 – 9:21am.
    Yes, I know, I was referring to benching him in favor of Turner at 1B. Turner had a rotten game offensively and defensively.

    Submitted by Gordon Handler (not verified) on Mon, 06/25/2012 – 6:42pm.
    Good number for a lefty reliever. Note the last name is Hampson, not Hampsen.

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Mon, 06/25/2012 – 10:03pm.
    45 it is.

    Submitted by gored82 on Fri, 06/29/2012 – 7:02am.
    Now Rottino’s gone to Cleveland, which made room for him by DFAing old buddy Chris Schwinden. Too bad – Vinny seemed like a NY kind of guy, even though he’s a cheesehead from Wisconsin.

    Submitted by Jon Springer on Fri, 06/29/2012 – 7:39am.
    Bad job by the Mets here. I don’t think they had the cojones to farm out Turner but I don’t believe he’d have been any greater a loss, especially now that we have all our middle infielders back. Rottino had a little thunder in that bat especially vs. LH pitching, and could fill in at 1B/3B/LF/RF (and even C) where we have more of a need.

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