Jonathon Niese has been optioned back to Triple-A Buffalo and will be replaced on the roster by Nelson Figueroa. Niese didn’t fare nearly as well in his second start as he did in his season debut. Yesterday, he allowed five runs and seven hits in 4.2 innings today against the Braves.
It looks like the spot vacated by Oliver Perez is going to become an odd game of musical chairs. We should be used to it as Mets fans because we’ve seen this before.
Meanwhile, the Arizona Diamondbacks are already in rebuild mode and have fired their manager as well. They are ten games back in the NL West with a 13-22 record.
They happen to have a nice lefthanded starter who could be on the block in Doug Davis. The 33-year old is in the midst of a fine season and has a 3.24 ERA in seven starts with a 1.24 WHIP. In 44 innings he has piled up 32 strikeouts to go with 16 walks. He doesn’t make very much, and the D’Backs might be tempted with a couple of prospects.
Now before I get all those “we should get Halladay” comments, lets get real here. The Mets would have to completely sell the entire farm to get Halladay with absolutely no guarantee he would resign with the Mets.
I’m just saying that Doug Davis would be a nice guy to have in the rotation and he is a solid number three type pitcher.