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by Mr North Jersey
According to MASNsports.com, the New York Mets have traded minor league infielder Greg Veloz to the Washington Nationals for infielder Anderson Hernandez.
Anderson Hernandez, left, once and again a Met
8/6/2009-11:33am at 11:33 am (UTC -4)
Ahern > Berroa
8/6/2009-11:37am at 11:37 am (UTC -4)
Omar has been found alive what a move.Pease no press confrence
8/6/2009-11:43am at 11:43 am (UTC -4)
The question is whether Hernandez replaces Berroa or does Castillo need back surgery for his twisted ankle?
8/6/2009-11:46am at 11:46 am (UTC -4)
Tune in and watch another episode of “eight is enough” to find out
8/6/2009-11:50am at 11:50 am (UTC -4)
I don’t know the factual answer to that question, but I imagine the team can’t afford to cut Berroa because then at least in the short term they’d have a MI of AHern and ACora with backup of FTatis. I hope they don’t do that. I am guessing (pure speculation) that it’s the DL and back surgery for Castillo.
8/6/2009-11:59am at 11:59 am (UTC -4)
And in the end….
whats the diff????
8/6/2009-12:04pm at 12:04 pm (UTC -4)
In the end? Not much. But on the way to the end…
8/6/2009-11:47am at 11:47 am (UTC -4)
If Omar had any idea what he was doing
he would have let this kid try and win
the 2B job a year and a half ago while
NOT re-signing Castillo to the absurd
contract he did.He then could have
been a player for O.Hudson if the kids
bat didn’t justify his defense which is outstanding. Would be nice right now to have Hudson on a 1yr deal and
at the same time not be burdened with
My how this season might have been dif
with the cheap,short term signings of
Hudson and Abreu.In addition they’d
have had more money to throw at a SP.
I don’t blame him for not giving Hernandez the 2B job last year. Hernandez isn’t going to hit enough to play every day and the team thought it could win a WS last year.
8/6/2009-11:55am at 11:55 am (UTC -4)
Didn’t say “give”.
But this kid is a Plus,
plus type fielder and
if he hit even .250 he’d have been a far better option then Slappy.Again,knowing
Hudson had a strong desire to play here and
would be a FA after last season.
8/6/2009-11:48am at 11:48 am (UTC -4)
By the way, Ruben Tejada had three hits yesterday, his 18th double and a pair of SBs. He’s now hitting .286 in AA.
Even if he hits .236 I’d rather see him than Berroa. But I guess the acquisition of Hernandez puts an end to this talk for now.
Mets do not want to put him on 40 man roster and start his clock to free agency.
8/6/2009-11:52am at 11:52 am (UTC -4)
That’s my take on it as well. Otherwise I believe EVERYONE in the world except Berroa’s mom would rather see Tejada.
8/6/2009-11:53am at 11:53 am (UTC -4)
Berroa’s mom must be a masochist.
8/6/2009-11:57am at 11:57 am (UTC -4)
Yeah but Angel’s mom, she’s got it goin’ on!
As it should! I saw him 2 nights ago and will this evening,looks to be a player
BUT he is still a boy and not
even close to a finished product yet.
What’s your report on Lucas Duda and Ike Davis?
Have you seen Holt?
8/6/2009-12:08pm at 12:08 pm (UTC -4)
Haven’t seen Holt,understand
though that his
fastballs getting hit hard.Ike Davis looks like a player in the
making and like
Duda at least looks confident
at the plate.
Duda doesn’t look like an OFer though.
Very Jack Cust like. I’ll be
able to give a
tomorrow b/c I
had so many distractions
there tuesday night.
Tonight,it’s just my new bride and I
at the ballpark
on my birthday!
8/6/2009-12:11pm at 12:11 pm (UTC -4)
Happy Bday, let’s go Bingo!
8/6/2009-12:13pm at 12:13 pm (UTC -4)
I’ll be the only one there chanting…Lets Go Mets!
Living in DC I take in a fair amount of Nats’ games. Hernandez has been very poor in the field this year, which used to be his only strength. I realize this is just a move to fill a roster spot, but Hernandez is not a major league quality player (but then again, neither is Berroa).
8/6/2009-12:02pm at 12:02 pm (UTC -4)
That entire org is bad!
Bad mgmt,bad players AND
the few that are any good
are swimming up stream against
everything else negative with
them. Not a great situation for a young,former prospect
to get himself acclimated to
Big League baseball and life.
8/6/2009-12:05pm at 12:05 pm (UTC -4)
Are you talking about the Nats or the Mets?
8/6/2009-12:09pm at 12:09 pm (UTC -4)
Well sort of..
Good article on Ike Davis on FanGraphs — sounsd like Ike needs to start hitting lefites, though:
Ike Davis Sheds the Bust Labelby Brian Joura – August 6, 2009 Â· Filed under First Base, Prospects
When the season is over and people start producing Top Prospect rankings, Ike Davis will likely be in the middle of a top 100 list. That is not surprising for someone of his pedigree, a first-round pick in 2008, but it is nothing short of remarkable considering the start that Davis got off to in his professional debut.
On April 28th, of this season, Davis hit the first home run of his pro career. Up until that point he had been considered a bust. The Metsâ€™ top draft pick last year, part of their reward for the Braves signing free agent Tom Glavine, they selected Davis for his power. Unfortunately, he went all 58 games he played last year and then 17 more in 2009 without putting a ball over the fence.
The lack of power was disturbing but the Mets remained bullish on Davis, no one more so than former Vice President of Player Development Tony Bernazard, who told Baseball America, â€œHeâ€™s coming along well for a player in his first full year. Heâ€™s a great defender and we believe heâ€™ll hit for power. You can see it in how heâ€™s hit a lot of doubles. And the best part is, heâ€™s kept up while playing in every game.â€
Starting on April 29th, Davis has hit 15 HR in 79 games. He started the year at St. Lucie in the Hi-A Florida State League and was promoted to Double-A (where you really want to see a collegiate first-round pick in his first full season in the minors) after he posted a .288/.376/.486 line in 59 games.
Facing more advanced pitching has not slowed Davis down any. After 40 games in the Double-A Eastern League, Davis has a .299/.379/.519 mark, with 8 HR in 154 at-bats. However, here we must remember park and league tendencies.
The Florida State League is a pitcher-friendly loop. Currently Chris Parmelee leads the league with 14 HR and Dominic Brownâ€™s .517 is the top slugging mark. In the Eastern League Brennan Boesch has 24 HR and Brian Dopirak leads with a .576 slugging percentage. Furthermore, Binghamton is a good hitterâ€™s park. From 2006-2008, Dan Szymborski had Binghamton with a 1.05 HR multiplier. Szymborski says, â€œwhen I use the term â€˜multiplierâ€™ Iâ€™m already taking into account road games, so the number does not have to sent hurdling halfway to 1.00 in order to apply to various minor league stats.â€
Davis is playing better at his home park, but not to an alarming degree. Here are his home/road splits:
H – .308/.386/.538 with 4 HR in 78 ABs
R – .289/.372/.500 with 4 HR in 76 ABs
The lefty-swinging Davis does have a significant left/right split. This year at Binghamton it breaks down as follows:
LHP – .241/.317/.296 in 54 ABs
RHP – .330/.412/.640 in 100 ABs
Additionally, all eight of his HR have come versus RHP.
Davis also has both a high K% and an elevated BABIP. His 30.1 K percentage ranks 14th among all Eastern League players with at least 100 ABs and his .383 BABIP ranks eighth.
But after he put up a .652 OPS in rookie ball, these are welcome concerns. Coming into the year, Davis could not crack Baseball Americaâ€™s Top 10 prospect list for the Mets (interestingly compiled by Adam Rubin), finishing behind Eddie Kunz, whose upside is seventh-inning set-up man. It was a scathing indictment of Davisâ€™ pro debut.
But in a season where everything has gone wrong on the major league level, the Mets can at least take solace in the development of Davis. The 22-year old now has to be considered as a potential replacement for Carlos Delgado at first base, giving hope that the club can avoid the free agent route when they opt to replace their aging slugger.
8/6/2009-12:16pm at 12:16 pm (UTC -4)
Adjustments to pro ball life including equipment!
B/T/W, Thole is the real deal
with the bat! Needs another
yr or two behind the plate before hes readt to play every
day on the MLB level BUT he’ll
8/6/2009-12:23pm at 12:23 pm (UTC -4)
Elmer Dessens is back too. Whoo-hoo!
8/6/2009-12:26pm at 12:26 pm (UTC -4)
8/6/2009-12:24pm at 12:24 pm (UTC -4)
NO! Not Greg Veloz. He was our top 2B prospect.
8/6/2009-12:42pm at 12:42 pm (UTC -4)
We traded a potential MLB player for one that we know will never be an MLB player. Hmmmm…yep it was Omar and the Mets.
8/6/2009-12:51pm at 12:51 pm (UTC -4)
Calling Veloz our top 2B prospect is a bit of a stretch since Reese Havens will likely move there eventually and Ruben Tejada and Robbie Shields may also, as well.
Anyway, he’s hitting .232/297/303 at St. Lucie right now.
8/6/2009-5:13pm at 5:13 pm (UTC -4)
At 21 years old as well.
8/6/2009-12:36pm at 12:36 pm (UTC -4)
There’s that power bat we so desperately need!
8/6/2009-2:39pm at 2:39 pm (UTC -4)
That’s funny…Breaking News…LOL
8/6/2009-3:34pm at 3:34 pm (UTC -4)
Breaking Heart News more like it.
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