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by Gonzo Will
Sandy Alderson was on WFAN this week and stated that Travis d’Arnaud could make the team out of Spring Training.
This week’s question is: Do you think Arnaud makes the team? How about Zack Wheeler, do you think he makes the team as well?
1/20/2013-9:15am at 9:15 am (UTC -4)
no chance in hell either one of them breaks camp. I will peg 6/1 as their ETA. Lat enough to avoid super 2/losing a year of control.
besides, neither one got a cup of coffee last year, or even finished the year playing, so logically they should both get some AAA time to get fully dialed in. One thing for sure, when they come up, I would like to see them as ready as possible and to have it be for good
that seemed to have worked with Harvey.
1/20/2013-9:16am at 9:16 am (UTC -4)
I will throw out a 2nd related question to discuss: Outside of these 2 obvious guys, pick the 1 additional prospect that could break camp with the team, or at least be up very early in the season?
1/20/2013-9:51am at 9:51 am (UTC -4)
Does Mejia count? If yes, I’ll go with him.
Familia, I think, starts with the big club in the BP.
1/20/2013-10:59am at 10:59 am (UTC -4)
I won’t count them to make it harder. Only guys that have not already been up.
1/20/2013-12:33pm at 12:33 pm (UTC -4)
I’ll got with an arm for the BP – which one, IDK right now. I’d have to look at some of the names that are starting in AAA for the first time.
Real outside chance it’s Flores – and only if he does well to start the season down there and we’ve got an injured Ike or Wright.
1/20/2013-9:48am at 9:48 am (UTC -4)
Gimme a minute here, I gotta dry off my leg since Sandy told me it was raining and there’s not a cloud in the sky….
Of course neither makes it out of ST, what does he think we’re complete idiots. Sure Sandy, you’re gonna let them break camp and lose a year of control instead of letting them sit in the minors to start the year.
I’m going with no, on both.
Then again, I was 100% convinced Johan was starting last season on the DL.
1/20/2013-9:58am at 9:58 am (UTC -4)
They won’t, and there’s no reason why they should.
1/20/2013-10:41am at 10:41 am (UTC -4)
If Sandy pulled a miracle and the Mets got Saunders and Upton? Maybe….
1/20/2013-11:11am at 11:11 am (UTC -4)
Yeah, I don’t see either breaking camp, though Da’catcher has the best shot of the two.
I don’t see it either, but there is this low rumbling in regards to Bourne. Or, could just be my stomach as I drink coffee on an empty stomach.
1/20/2013-11:17am at 11:17 am (UTC -4)
I go with the gas bubble.
I am not a Bourn fan. I personally think it would be a mistake to make him the teams only “big” splurge signing. Sure he can play a good CF, but I think he is overrated offensively, and worry that he will be another 30+ guy that lived off his SBs that stops running much as he gets older.
1/20/2013-12:22pm at 12:22 pm (UTC -4)
I like Bourn a lot. But I can’t see why a club in the Mets positon parts with the draft pick and forfeits the draft monies associated with signing him. Also, since he’s coming off a career year and he’s a Boras client, the price tag’s bound to be prohibitive — even at this late juncture. We’re the wrong suitor for him right now it seems.
1/20/2013-11:29am at 11:29 am (UTC -4)
I don’t see either player opening the season with the Mets because ownership & the front office will want to delay arbitration eligibility and free agency.
1/20/2013-11:47am at 11:47 am (UTC -4)
just like pretty much every other team in MLB. especially with the high end prospects, which are the ones you worry about.
1/20/2013-11:49am at 11:49 am (UTC -4)
Neither make the team out of camp. Wheeler comes up in June/July and d’Arnaud comes up in early May (as soon as his free agency is pushed back to 2019)
1/20/2013-12:06pm at 12:06 pm (UTC -4)
Regardless of spring training performance, if either Wheeler or D’Arnaud make the team on opening day, this front office is truly incompetent.
Losing that arb year once just to gain two months at the beginning of a guy career is shortsighted and stilly. Pure Omar move.
1/20/2013-12:38pm at 12:38 pm (UTC -4)
No chance, assuming that any shreds of competence remain in the Met front office.
d’Arnaud missed the second half of the 2012 season and Wheeler has six starts above AA and 25 above A.
And there is the unfortunately VERY relevant issue of team control for another year.
Mejia’s career may have been destroyed by the shortsightedness and incompetence of Minaya, and let us pray that the Mets’ top two prospects are handled with the extreme care that they deserve.
1/20/2013-1:45pm at 1:45 pm (UTC -4)
This idea on Bourn ( no e guys) only works if they get him cheap and then can trade him later for more than the one lost picks worth.
1/20/2013-2:34pm at 2:34 pm (UTC -4)
I am sure we might sign him when his demands come down to about 80 grand a year.
1/20/2013-3:29pm at 3:29 pm (UTC -4)
Wow, that would be a lot of spare change coming from those Wilpon couch cushions…
1/20/2013-3:39pm at 3:39 pm (UTC -4)
But I like the E… .
1/20/2013-3:50pm at 3:50 pm (UTC -4)
If the guy loses the e, I’m assuming he also loses the supremacy. Let him keep it.
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