Hi, I’ve come back from the dead to speculate on the surprise promotion of young second-sacker prospect Dilson Hererra, who evidently is on the way to Citifield Friday to sub for the injured Daniel Murphy and hopefully make this punchless and too-often fun-less team worth watching again.
I stuck with them this year, I really did, but there’s been little to update you with on the number front. Herrera’s promotion in fact will be the first new addition of a new player to the big-league squad in 70 games (since Taylor Teagarden on June 10, according to figures from my friend Greg).
Herrera, whom we received only a year ago in the Marlon Byrd Trade (or was it John Buck? Both at once? It’s been so long) was among the youngest players in Class AA this season, so a shot at second base in the bigs is quite the opportunity. One would think, with money tight, a successful trial could make Daniel Murphy even more of a longshot to return in 2015. He’s owed an arbitration bump at minimum this offseason but stands to reason he’d take a multiyear deal now if the Mets would only offer.
They probably won’t. That’s baseball.
As astutely pointed out in the below post’s comments, Hererra could inherit either No. 1 (most recently belonging to Chris Young) or 2 (Justin Turner in 2013) upon his arrival.
Thanks 9th Stringer. I mean to write way more often than I do anymore.
Not the quantity, it’s the quality. Ironic, considering the numerical subject matter.
Looks like he was wearing 20 at Bingo but that’s not available.
19 is also available. Zack Lutz is now in Japan.
Would be weird to give 19 to *another* 5-10, 150-pound Hererra. Didn’t work out for Daniel Ray.
It’s 2, sez Rubin.
5’10”, 150… Jason Tyner could beat him up.
Josh Satin and Erik Goeddel recalled today. I suppose Satin gets #13 which had last year and earlier this year. As for Goeddel, I will guess # 34.
Also Dario Alvarez (who?) and Juan Ceteno
Have the Mets had previous lineups where 2 through 6 were present?