Mets Promote Eric Campbell, Expected To Start At First Base Tonight

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9:20 AM

Terry Collins told reporters he expects Lucas Duda to be unavailable again on Saturday as he continues to recover from a bad case of food poisoning that required hospitalization on Friday.

This means that Eric Campbell could make his major-league debut against the Phillies tonight at first base.

12:30 AM

The New York Mets have announced that Eric Campbell will join the Mets in time for Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies.  No corresponding rule was announced, but Adam Rubin says that the likely target headed for AAA will be Josh Satin.

Campbell will need to be added to the 40-Man Roster, but the Mets have an open spot created when they designated Omar Quintanilla for assignment.

Campbell, 27, had a slash-line of .353/.442/.525 in Triple-A Las Vegas this season. After a very impressive Spring and an equally impressive start to his season in Las Vegas, Campbell definitely warrants a call-up.

Satin, 29, will be the man likely headed to Vegas. After a solid campaign in 2013, Satin has gotten off to a dreadful start in 2014, only recording a meager 3 hits in 23 at bats.

Last week, Joe D. wrote the following:

In addition to just a bigger bat, another advantage Campbell has over Satin is his versatility. Predominantly used as a first baseman this season, Campbell has also logged eight games at second base, played all three outfield positions, and had a few starts at third.

Campbell is red-hot right now, going 16-for-44, with a home run and 10 RBI while slashing at .364/.451/.974 in his last ten games.

I would imagine that Satin is currently on a very short leash and unless he breaks out of his funk soon, the Mets could have Campbell ready to join the team in the next 4-7 days.

Well, I’m sure it’s not the last move the Mets are going to be making in the near future. They need to do something, anything to jump start this offense and get back on track and save this season before it’s too late.

We wish you the best and congratulate you on your call-up, Mr. Campbell. Godspeed!

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  • CJM

    Wow this is a move, when paired with the Quintanilla to triple A move, that points to Alderson calling for more accountability from the players.

  • Brian Regan

    Needed to be done. Satin has been terrible all year and Cambell can play multiple positions

  • I reject Satin and all his empty promises

  • derek murphy

    I’ve been begging since the season started for this. He finished up last season strong and was my dark horse candidate for 1b. That did not materialize but he has plenty to offer. This season he’s played every position except catcher and pitcher. He can be a super sub.

    This has me in a better mood although if it was yesterday it may have helped us win. Why stop here Thornton n Black are ready for the bullpen. Also if they could colon that would be great. DeGrom has been ready to join the rotation since ST. Syndergaard has looked ready last few times out & now Montero looks ready it may be time for one of those big impact trades like Niese, gee or even a younger guy with high upside to bring in a Myers type

  • DrDooby

    Satin has looked awful this year – and especially so in this most recent game.
    The leash for fringe players is small, so the next one gets a chance.
    Hopefully, Soup can carry some of his hotness into the Mets lineup.

  • DrDooby

    DeGrom has made big strides with his changeup this season, according to reports. So starting him at AAA apparently has worked. But he seems ready now. Black should be the first reliever up. DeGrom the first SP with Montero a close 2nd.

  • Hotstreak

    Another Omar guy to the rescue. Sandy Lovers stuff it.

  • Hotstreak

    Yes every guy has a dog tag who signed him thanks to Jason Bay.the blogger.

  • derek murphy

    This could have guys take more ownership for there game. Before the game I had said hopefully TDA hittin 8th jump starts his bat. He probably felt insulted which he should his effort has been pathetic. The 2 hits look like it did make a difference even if only for one night.

  • Hotstreak

    Next move should be call up of Wally and send down TdA.

  • Hotstreak

    Alderson is desparate because he looks like a POS which he is.

  • CJM

    POS is a little strong, in my opinion, buddy. I think this is the first year in which he feels true urgency, however. That would mean short leashes for the guys who are on the cusp, a la Satin and Quintanilla.

  • Hotstreak

    Ok I buy into what you say. Just so frustrated.

  • Joey D.

    Hi CJM,

    This could also point to calling for more accountability from the general manager.

  • KMO82

    This is the right move. Soup has more to offer than Satin even if Satin was contributing. Fact still remains though that through 34 games Satin only had a hand full of at-bats, that’s tough for any player. Hopefully Soup can contribute when called upon.

  • CJM

    Same. This is a very frustrating loss. I do like that they wasted no time in sending Satin out though. Tonight was a great chance for him to prove himself as valuable or terrible. He failed with bases juiced and 1 out and that changed the game’s complexion. The fact that they axed him so quickly actually makes me think the FO wants to win this year–something we haven’t seen in Alderson’s previous 3 years.

  • CJM

    Yeah, well, what I’m getting at is that I think Alderson appears to feel truly accountable for this season, which is why we’re seeing such a quick axe for Satin. He has not performed, so he’s gone. It seems to me that this move indicates a desire to win from the front office.

  • derek murphy

    Who cares who picked him I’m not sure why that gets said over and over. I root for the mets the guys in the jerseys n suits. The mets have more talent in there system now than ever before. There minor league teams are stacked and that’s cause of SA & Omar. The best thing Omar did was 2006 international free agents. Some of those guys are in the proccess of making it to the majors this yeAr. Now Omar fans say well SA don’t have any guys drafted thAt are on this team. That’s so silly when Omar was here people trashed him cause he didn’t have any guys drafted in the majors. Then he drafted joe smith. That wasnt bad but he didn’t start plugging in guys he drafted till he left. They took that long. People remember what they want I just root 4 the mets.

  • derek murphy

    I’d keep TDA for a cpl of weeks hittin 8 hopefully he feels insulted enough to put in the effort he did tonight. If not they can call up Teagarden he is playing out of his mind. He was a high pick back in the day maybe it all came together for him. Whe we seen him live he was hitting bombs. Although it could just be a hitting streak but he has 8 homers.

    Also at SS we have tovar and Reynolds n I’d rather see either one of them take over if Flores has troubles instead of Tejada. Hopefully Flores takes the bill by the horns.

  • Hotstreak

    Hi Joey D.

    The Honeymoon is over. The Mets have a BE point to not lose money. That is the issue with the Wilpons. That is the only reason to win more games. No more bailouts.

    Good night guys.

  • MattSzat

    They gotta sink or swim with TDA. I know he’s struggling, and I know the “small sample size” excuse is fading fast. But it’s still early May. You have to see what you have in this kid. A tandem of Recker and Teagarden does nothing for this team in terms of seeing how it should move forward. Clearly, we can see Recker looks better now. But he is far from the long term solution. So we really need to see a full or at least a 1/2 season of TDA

  • Joey D.

    As many know, I try to go beyond stats when trying to find out about minor league talent, looking for what the talent evaluators have to say. They have all been good about “soup” as I guess we are going to start calling him. Good contact hitter, disciplined, can hit for a good average

    But until this spring, how many of us were really up on Eric? He had been in the organization for six prior seasons but never got the fanfare that others received. I wonder why?

    OK, we had Ike Davis at first and it didn’t seem he was going to be moved. But Soup was also able to play left. From all accounts, he had already proven all he could do in the minor leagues, growing from that of a utility to an every day player with good results. And yet, for a “rebuilding” team we gave left field to CY for $7.25 million, gave the fifth outfield spot to Brown who has had ample opportunities to stick in the big leagues and hasn’t and yet still passed on Campbell. Even last season with gave opportunities to the likes of Rick Ankeil and Mike Baxter without any rumored talk about Campbell.

    Don’t know why, but John Bernhardt was at least one who didn’t overlook him this time almost a year ago.

    http://metsmerizedonline.com/2013/06/mets-minors-eric-campbell-is-the-forgotten-man.html/

    Because to me the Mets still represent the underdog, the kid chosen last when choosing sides for softball, I can already tell you that “soup” has already become one of the two players I root for the hardest. The other is Marvelous Murph because he is so under appreciated by so many who were calling for him to be traded. Not a knock on David – all know he’s good. And Travis and Zach – they’ve already received so much fan fare. But not Eric. He’s been buried in the minors and so like Scott Rice and R.A. Dickey, he’s a feel good story I hope in the making.

    And right on Task – if he does well, it’s another of our Sandy Aldeson building from within with the youth mostly handed to him from Omar.

  • Joey D.

    Hi Hotstreak,

    I think Sandy Alderson has come to our rescue in as much as those like you and I no longer have to point out things about him in defiance of the myths circulated by so many based on fiction and not fact. Sandy is doing that quite nicely all on his own so we can just sit back and let him continue tearing down that charade.

  • BarnRat

    Agree this is a good move, but it’s on the margin. The elephant in the room is the middle of the order (4-6), which has been brutal all season. Last night was a perfect example, going 1-15 and leaving, what, 12 runners on… Duda and his anonymous at-bats are the current gold-standard. Pass the meds and pray that Flores forces his way up the order.

    Good luck Soup

  • SCalNTMetfan

    Wow, 2 good moves by the FO, Flores and Campbell, now they just need to bring up Puello and your have a winning trifecta.

  • LongTimeFan1

    Puello is having terrible season coming off a 2013 50-game PED suspension. No way he deserves call up. .542 OPS. Zero homers, .269 SLG.

  • LongTimeFan1

    I wouldn’t say it’s on the margins – Camp has talent and his versatility could provide option to put him in the lineup on regular basis. If he gets on base and hits, he should be in there often on a team desperate for offense.

    Excellent call up.

  • MetsMaastricht

    So, the Mets traded Ike Davis, and anointed Duda the everyday first baseman only to call up Eric Campbell who is hitting a ton, and will likely start the “who should be our first baseman” debate again. Meanwhile, Ike Davis seems to have figured it out in Pittsburgh. Maybe his struggles had more to do with how the Mets FO handled his situation than his actual abilities. The Mets need to call up Wally Backman and designate Terry Collins for assignment. They also need to give Sandy Alderson his outright release.

  • LongTimeFan1

    Ike plays one position – Campbell can be counted on for 5. Big difference.

  • MetsMaastricht

    I would like to wager a guess on why we had little knowledge of Campbell before Spring. The reason guys like Brown, or if you remember Lastings Milledge and Fernando Martinez, are/were well known is because the Mets FO was high on them. They talk them up to the media, and the media talks them up to the fans. Then the fans get excited about the player and scream and shout for him to be called up. It’s the definition of a self-fulfilling prophecy. For some reason Alderson (and the Wilpons) were not high on Campbell, so they didn’t talk him, and in turn, the fans never heard of him. But, just because the Mets FO isn’t high on a player doesn’t mean he isn’t worthwhile. I give you Ike Davis. For some reason the FO decided he wasn’t the guy, so they made his life miserable, then shipped him off to Pittsburgh where he’s heating up and getting back to form. I give you Juan Lagares, the FO tried like hell to make him the 4th outfielder this off-season, but he wouldn’t let them. There are countless others. Simply put, the Mets FO gets high on some guys for no explicable reason. If you look at Campbell’s lifetime numbers, he has done nothing but hit. He had some struggles early on, then in 2010, he turned it around, figured out how to handle a bat against professional pitching, and hasn’t looked back. Yes, we need to take his .314 last year, and .353 this year with a grain of salt because he was in Las Vegas, but he posted a .297 the year before that at AA Binghamton (a pitcher’s league). More importantly, he’s extremely disciplined at the plate, and he won’t strikeout 100 times, which is something the Mets could do with.

  • MetsMaastricht

    And where are they going to play Cambell? We already have too many outfielders already. Granderson and CY are making too much money for the FO to sit them. Lagares plays CF too well to sit him, and he’s handling the bat well. Our 2B is arguably the best hitter on the team, 3B is currently occupied, that leaves 1B, the only position on the field that the Mets could possibly put Campbell. So, basically, they’re calling him up to platoon him with Duda at first, but what happens if Campbell hits a ton and Duda slumps? Now you’ve got another debate at first base. In my personal opinion, I would have gotten rid of both Duda and Davis (although I like Davis), and started fresh at first. But again, in the Mets infinite wisdom, they are about to start another debate.

  • MetsMaastricht

    Also, if they use Campbell in a corner outfield position once in a while and he rakes, there will be huge push to get him in the lineup everyday, so the first base debate begins again. I like Campbell, I think he’s a good player. In fact, I like him more than Duda (of course I don’t really like Duda), and I think he’s a good call-up, but I’m just wondering what the hell the Mets are thinking. Do they want another distraction?

  • WillisReid

    I don’t think there will be any distraction or controversy about calling up a utility player to replace Satin. You might be over thinking this…..a lot.

  • LongTimeFan1

    I think you’re the one starting a debate before one is needed. Duda’s not losing his job anytime soon especially as one of only three lefty bats in lineup.

    Should Campbell perform well, there shouldn’t be a problem finding 3-4 games a week for him in the outfield and 1-2 a week at first base, plus occasionally spell David and Murph. It’s not like CY and Grandy are knocking the cover off the ball such that they can’t ride the pine from time to time, nor does Lagares have to play 7 games a week. I think you’re over-reacting. If Campbell hits well, this is a “problem” we should welcome. Or are you a Lagares fan fearing Campbell will indirectly cut into his playing time, and is what this is about for you?

    As for Davis, he’s no longer a Met of his own doing and has hit one home run in 18 games since traded.

  • CJM

    Ike Davis seems to have figured it out in Pittsburgh? Really? haha. Ok.

  • MetsMaastricht

    His line in May is .345/.424/.448, and even better if you look at the last week. I’d say that’s pretty good. And even if it doesn’t continue, it seems to show that he will hit more that .200. So, yeah, he’s figured it out.

  • Helloboy

    Mets should also call up Centano and put TDA back in Vegas and call him a sucker. Centano neither K’s often nor gets many extra base hits, but is a solid hitter who gets on base with a high average and OBP. His defense is also top notch.

    I think the Mets lineup needs a big shake up, if for no other reason to try to wake it up,

    Chris Young
    Daniel Murphy
    David Wright
    Duda/Campbell
    Granderson
    Flores
    Lagares
    Pitcher spot
    Juan Centano

  • Helloboy

    based on what he has done this year off the juice, i do not think you will ever see him. el sucko

  • Helloboy

    screw teagarden, brig up Centano

  • MetsMaastricht

    My argument is that Duda is little more than a utility player who can only play first base. His WAR is .5 for the season, last season it was 1.3, before that .4. That means, he is essentially little more than a replacement player. If Campbell comes up and starts killing the ball, do you think media/fans aren’t going to start calling for Duda to sit and Campbell to play first everyday. If you don’t think that you’re out of your mind.

  • MetsMaastricht

    You think the Mets FO is going to sit their two players who are combined making over $22 million to let Campbell play a corner outfield spot? It doesn’t matter if CY and Granderson aren’t hitting, they’re being paid A LOT, so they will play. I have no doubt that Lagares will continue playing everyday in center because he’s too good with the glove. Campbell will be used as a platoon with Duda, and he will hit better than Duda. Once that happens the media and fans will be calling for Campbell to be the everyday first baseman.

    As for Davis, no he is no longer a Met, and that’s fine. Despite his lack of home runs, his line in the last month is .345/.424/.448. I’d take that over .316/.435/.368.

  • Scottydoeskno328

    Wooh, are they actually listening to us? Alright!!!

  • LongTimeFan1

    Milledge and Martinez were universally ranked as high end prospects – Martinez a top 20 Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus prospect, and Milledge a Baseball America Top 10. They were not an act of Mets brainwashing the base as you claim. Neither player lived up to his talent which is not unusual.

    And Brown has never been billed by the Mets as top anything. He was a released player from the Cards and Rockies signed by the Mets last year on minor league contract for the bench and AAA, now 29 years old.

    As for Campbell, he was never a ranked prospect, never on mainstream radar given he’s corner infielder and outfielder whose never hit more than 10 homers a season, has a .416 minor league career slugging. Any Mets fan who follows the minor league system does not require media hype to know who’s doing what in the minors. Media or not, I’ve known about Campbell for years.

    And Davis created his own bed – the blame is strictly his own.

    I don’t know what’s up with you but you seem to be creating drama over this and that, blowing things well out of proportion for whatever is your underlying reason.

  • metsman

    Watch, I bet we sweep the Phillies now!

  • Hotstreak

    Switch Flores and DW and tell DW we are unhappy with him: Take captaincy away: Tell him to start earning his bread. Mr. Non Clutch. Yesterday was one of his better games and he still SUCKED big time. Could not even walk in the 11th when he had to get on base.

  • mr1313

    I hope he unseats Duda.

  • AAAA/metsfan

    whats really distracting is that the mets scored 2 runs against philly pitching which is one of the worst in MLB. every hot hitter at AAAAvegas should get a shot with the mets. sit or demote the epic fails on this team . or are you enjoying watching this junk ?

  • Just_Da_damaja

    🙂

  • Just_Da_damaja

    I’d rather see TnA

  • Arthur Esannason Sr.

    I would have liked to see Eric Young at second Murphy at first it wouldn’t have been best defense but maybe some offense.

  • AAAA/metsfan

    lagares cf..murphy 2b..campbell lf..dykstra 1b..brown rf..flores ss ..lutz 3b..recker/teagarden c. sit wright..grandy..cyoung..duda.. demote satin..abreu..tejada

    eyj.

  • gary s.

    Amen!!!

  • gary s.

    Last night was another disgrace of a loss..Keith Hernandez kept saying how hitters in his day would be drooling to face a pitcher like Hernandez and the Mets could not get one hit with men in scoring position to break the game open. As far as Campbell, he is just another version of Satin. Lifetime minor leaguer whose numbers are skewed by playing in Las Vegas.. Chris Young hit .500 in Las Vegas, has been horrible with us. Flores’s numbers skewed also. At least last night he looked like he moved closer to the plate than last year. His welcome to the Mets last night was the misfortune to have that puke D’arnaud make a little league throw to second on a steal attempt and hit him in a place where Flores would like to use to have children one day..Had to be seen to be believed!!!

  • Fast Eddie

    I have a lot of respect for Bobby Abreu, but can anyone tell me why he is taking up roster space on a club that is going nowhere fast? Abreu looks like a guy who could really help a contending club as a PH. His batting skill is simply wasted on a team like the Mets, who should be developing it’s younger talent.

    It should be obvious to fans and FO alike that the current team is not going to be contending for anything more than fourth place is year. Bring up the kids; give us something to look forward to. This year is already in the $hitcan; move on.

    Veloz

  • ColoradoMetsFan

    Normally I’d agree with you, but TDA seems so lost and overmatched. Others have spoken of a Recker/Centano tandem. It may be time to see if that could work. When all you seem to have are in-house options, you have to try anything and everything…

  • jimmy705

    Agree! When the Mets were great in the mid-80s, they had first Rusty Staub and then Lee Mazzilli to fill this role…a perfect match for a team contending for a pennant. On a 75-win team? Not so much.

  • since68

    mmmmm good
    paint it Black next

  • Rocky Thompson

    The 5th OF role is to be a PH with an occasional start in the OF. How is that job description going to develop young talent. The young talent should be playing every day in the minors. If is the role for a veteran player like Abreu.

  • jimmy705

    Agree about Campbell and all the position players we’re seeing in LV. Not that I don’t want them up here…I just think it’s a such a dream to see back-to-back-to-back HRs down there and imagine that we’ll see anything like that up here from people like Dykstra or Teagarden. These guys aren’t lifetime AAA players because every scout on earth is blind.

  • jimmy705

    Maybe we should put a young player in the starting line-up, cut Abreu, and give that role to Chris Young?

    Not really serious, but still…the problem isn’t Abreu, it’s how putrid the starting OF looks.

  • who should be on the team developing instead of Abreu? Dykstra? Lutz? Cmon, dudes are life long AAA players

  • ColoradoMetsFan

    The more obvious concern, given the team-wide offensive struggles, is that he doesn’t do anything…

  • seriously?

  • that lineup is only 3/8 latino. Why are you smiling?

  • Andrew Herbst

    I like that Soup is a guy that a versatile guy who can play multiple positions.

  • rubagreta

    Keith and Ron were dying last night when TDA took two fastballs down the middle. What is wrong with these guys?

  • Wow, I think they are finally reading the comment section at MMO.

  • Bobby O

    I thought that Soup for Satin was going to be called up when Wilmer was called up because of the spot opened on the 40 man roster when Q was DFA. Hey, every little bit helps. If Soup was at 1B last night, we might have won that game. I guess Satin’s game last night sealed the deal. If you ask Wally Backman, he’ll tell you Campbell is or was the best pure hitter on the 51s.

  • Captain America

    Montero next? According to daily news,..
    As we reported yesterday, Montero is more likely to be promoted in the short term for bullpen work than his fellow Triple-A prospect, Jacob deGrom. And now some new info — according to a person with direct knowledge of the organization’s thinking, the Mets have mapped out the following rough plan:
    — Montero pitches out of the bullpen a few times for Triple-A Las Vegas in the very near future.
    — If that goes well, the Mets will recall him for the same role for the big league club.
    — Ideally, the team would send him back to Las Vegas at some point mid-season, so he can lengthen out again.
    — Having conserved innings with early-season relief work, he would return to the Mets as a starter late in the season.
    Obviously, there are plenty of variables here. Maybe the Mets call on him as a starter sooner than planned, if neither Mejia nor Daisuke Matsuzaka can hold down the fifth spot in the rotation. Maybe Montero is effective in the bullpen, and the team doesn’t want to mess with it by returning him to the rotation. Maybe the front office changes its mind and promotes deGrom instead, as several scouts we’ve talked to see him as more of a fit in the bullpen.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/baseballinsider/plan-ny-mets-prospect-rafael-montero-curtis-granderson-intend-muse-a-rod-uh-shaves-body-hair-blog-entry-1.1785712#ixzz31JkbWNnR

  • Captain America

    He can teach the younger players

  • jimmy705

    :::sigh::: You’re right, of course.

    All the deck-chair-reshuffling can wear you out and not accomplish anything. It’s just that the starting lineup looks so terrible. All the exciting young pitching on the horizon won’t mean anything if we still lose all these games 2-0 and 3-1.

  • DrewC

    I’m pretty sure that is the job of the coaching staff.

  • I think the lineup looks decent on paper. In reality…

  • Helloboy

    tda should be optioned for centano too.

  • SCarton12

    Campbell is a RH platoon player. Duda and Ike are strictly LH platoon players. Look at their career splits. So there is no “who should be our first baseman” debate. It’s a platoon, what don’t you get? Ideally your RH 1b platoon player should play multiple positions since he would be sitting too much otherwise.

  • Captain America

    Unless the coaches play it’s not the same

  • metsaholic

    What’s wrong with Keith and Ron? Nothing. What’s wrong with the Mets? Where do I start…

  • Petey Pete

    But Sandy says this team will win 90 games

  • rubagreta

    Sorry. My grammar is terrible. When I said “these guys,” I meant the Mets players, not Keith and Ron.

  • Anthony Delgado *17 WS Champs*

    Right after showing signs of improvement lets send him down!

  • METS62FAN

    MLB OFFENSES TEND TO THRIVE & SWOON EN MASSE; HOWEVER THIS CURRENT SWOON ISN’T NEARLY AS DAMAGING OR LONG LASTING AS THE BULLPEN ISSUES ARE.
    CONSIDER COMPLETING A 2 PRONGED ATTACK ON THE PEN TROUBLES BY A] LIMITING IT’S USAGE & B] INCREASING IT’S AVAILABLE TALENT ‘ON CALL’
    INSTEAD OF RELYING UPON MULRIPLE SCENERIOS & THE COOPERATION FROM OTHER TEAMS. BOTH PRONGS CAN BE IMPLEMENTED BY SIMPLY RELEGATUING MEJIA FROM SP TO RP.
    BUILDING A PEN BY ALLOCATING 3 KEY SPOTS TO LIMITED USAGE VETERANS FARNSWORTH & VALVERDE, [INCAPABLES OF MORE THAN 2 SUCCESSIVE DAYS’ WORK] + REMAKING LONG CAREERED MATSUZAKA FROM SP TO RP, ON THE FLY @ MLB COMPETITIVE LEVEL AS HE THROWS USELESS UNOFFICIAL IP OF WARMUPS IN & OUT OF FULL UNIFORM[CAP ON,CAP OFF] IS TANTAMOUNT TO INDEFENSIBLE HUBRIS STEADFASTLY RELYING ON STATS OVER FACTS.
    IMO, SATIN IS A PERFECT DEPICTION OF A QUAD-A PLAYER DESTINED TO FINISH A MEDIOCRE CAREER OVERSEAS SOMEWHERE. AS HE RUNS OUIT OF MLB GM SABREHEADS ADMIRING HIS OBP & BB RATIOS

  • Mets4ever

    I know. I’m not used to it but happy about it. Next up Vic Black than Montero

  • METS62FAN

    TOOO SHORTSIGHTED

  • PessiMets

    I’m so glad the mets didn’t spend millions to address the 1b situations during the offseason

  • PessiMets

    He’s the guy whether we like it or not, they’re going to give home this year to prove otherwise (and probably more based on all the time they’ve given Ike, Duda and Tejada)

  • PessiMets

    I found that very telling. They were practically criticizing (not constructively as they usually do) the hitters all night

  • DrewC

    That is your opinion and I don’t agree. Some of the best coaches never played in the MLB/NFL/NBA…etc and Some of the best player were/are terrible coaches. I don’t think Abreu is here to teach or he would of been hired as a coach. He is here to validate the stupid hitting philosophy of Hudgens/FO.

  • Hotstreak

    Delusional What improvement two seeeing eye hits none hit with authiority. Another failure to block a WP. Three SB on him.

  • BigAl831

    I don’t care what anybody says….

    I’m still optimistic right now.

  • Hotstreak

    I took it sarcasm. He rightfully so should have been criticized. A cookie is a to be creamed.

  • Hotstreak

    Oh thanks you are not delusional.

  • Taskmaster4450

    It is very simple. TdA was raised with another philosophy throughout his professional career. He had 6 or 7 years of doing it another way and now they expect him to change at the major league level. It is absurd. Same goes with guys like Grandy or CY. The philosophy should be taught in the minors to kids who know nothing else. Then it will be effective.

    TdA is a prime example of how it wont work with guys from the outside. Same with Duda. Had success in pro ball and then in 2011 suddenly has to change.

  • Taskmaster4450

    You dont put younger talent on the bench to play maybe 1 day a week and get another 3-4 ABs pinch hitting.

  • gameball

    Regarding that last paragraph: You’re going to find a lot of that here.

  • Hotstreak

    Because you’re a baiter and he did not fall for it.

  • LIKayLGM

    Now that would be a genius move. Take the job away from a 7 time AS and hand it to a guy that’s played less than 50 games in the majors and is hitting a hair over .200. Yeah last night’s game was lost because he didn’t WALK in the 11th. Thank God some people own keyboards and are not GM’s.

  • Captain America

    Unless the coaches are currently playing my friend…..

    Abreu can teach the young ones in the cage in practice by example.

    Doing it now.

    It’s the 25th man. Not a big deal.

  • MetsMaastricht

    You say there will be no debate, unless of course Campbell bats better against right handed pitchers than Duda.

  • METS62FAN

    IMO, IT’S TIME TO REALISTICLY EVALUATE BOTH MONTERO & MEJIA AS BEING TOP LEVEL TALENTS USED IN SPURTS AS OFTEN AS BEARABLE aka FULLTIME RELIEF WITH MONTY SETTING UP JENRRY AS CLOSER.
    AS, I BELIEVE, BOTH deGROM & SYNDERGAARD TRACK OUT AS BETTER PROJECTED POWER STARTERS & EVENTUALLY MEJIA WILL BE SQUEEZED OUT OF ROTATION DUE TO MATURZATIONS OF BIGGER,BADDER CANDIDATES LIKE THOR & JAKE
    HARVEY…………………………………6’4″…..214#
    [SYNDERGAARD]……………………6’6″….240#
    WHEELER………………………………6’4″…190#
    NIESE…………………………………….6’3″…220#
    GEE……………………………………….6’1″…205#
    ***NO VACANCIES***
    WHERE THE WAITING LIST FOR THE 1st AVAILABLE SLOT WILL INCLUDE:
    | ’14 |
    PITCHER | LVL | |HT | | W8 |
    MONTER0….AAA……………………6’0″…185#
    deGROM……AAA……………………6’4″…180#
    VERRETT….AAA……………………6’0″…190#
    MAZZONI…….AA…………………..6’1″….200#
    FULMER……..A+…………………..6’3″…..200#
    MATZ…………A+…………………..6’2″……200#
    TAPIA……….A+……………………6’4″……196#
    YNOA……….A+……………………6’0″……158#
    WHILE HEIGHT & WEIGHT AREN’T DEFINITE PREREQUISITES FOR MLB PITCHERS THE GENERALLY ACCEPTED TRUTH IS THE BONUS HEIGHT OVER 6′ LENDS AN ADDED DEPTH PERCEPTION OF DOWNWARD TRAJECTORIES THAT ADD A GREATER DIFFICULTY FACTOR TO “SQUARING” IT UP.
    TO THINK THAT MEJJIA CAN, WITH ALL OF HIS CURRENT ISSUES & MECHANICS TO ADDRESS, FIX & SUSTAIN CAN HOLD A ROTATION SLOT UNDER SEIGE FROM THIS COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF CHALLENGERS IS SURELY A CONSIDERATION OF THE TERM “A VERY,VERY LONGSHOT IN THE DARK”

  • HarveyKsYou

    About this move I am. BUT… Gee gets MAN handled by the phillies, and in particular, Ryan Howard.. So if we don’t have offense today this may be another putrid game.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Actually youre the one that is shortsighted on this issue.

    He didnt say cut TDA he said option him send him down. He can and will come back up at some point when he gets more seasoning he is currently overmatched. Hence the term “OPTION”.

    It will be better for the Mets and TDA in the long run

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    EXACTLY!

    He gets a hit and automatically some are calling him hot lol

  • Nymetfan86

    I am too. Last year they went thru a similiar funk but after a walk off win vs the Cubs, the Mets got ignited and play well for a long stretch. I like the 2014 edition better

  • SCarton12

    The only way we would know that is if Duda gets hurt.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Im waiting for you to mention Sandy Alderson as the main person behind this because he is and you are spot on.

  • Soup! 🙂

    Congrats on making your MLB debut and Good luck Campbell.

  • Dark HelMet

    Baloney. He needs to adjust in the big leagues against big league pitching. He’s not 21 anymore. Ridiculous.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Eric Young is horrible

  • Nymetfan86

    Younger players sitting on the bench doing pinch hitting? That’s the toughest job in baseball. Vets do it better. Late in the game, with runners in scoring position rather have the vet than a rook in that situation

  • Dark HelMet

    Chris Young hasn’t been horrible. That’s saying a bit much.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    His age doesnt matter he is still a rookie….wasnt Duda sent down at an older age to work on his game and was called back up???

    Now today Duda is the starting 1B

  • Nymetfan86

    They used to say a player needed about 500 ABs in the major leagues to fully adjust from AAA

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    And still ended up with a horrible record

    74Wins – 88Losses

    You guys arent hard to please at all….talk about settling for less the Wilpons love your mind set

  • Nymetfan86

    That was last year! Do you have a crystal ball? We are only 35 games in…

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Who needs Campbell soup when you can have Fettu-Cecchini w/Afredo sauce 😉

    Gavin Cecchini >>> Derek Jeter
    Gavin Cecchini >>> Troy Tulowitzki

    #CaptainOfTeamCecchini
    #CecchiniFlagBearer

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    I dont have a crystal ball but Ive seen the 35games and Ive seen our record.

    And you dont need a fortune teller to tell you that this team sucks

  • METS62FAN

    BBLB. CENTENO? MORE THAN LIKELY A NAME RECOGNIZED BY HIS PARENTS & A HANDFUL OF TALENT EVALUATORS. TDA’s ISSUES, LIKE MOST OF THE LINRUP CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO THIS “HUNTING” PHILOSPHICAL; MESS, HE ISN’T EXPERIENCING ANY GREATER DIFFICULTIES THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THIS MISDIRECTED LINEUP.
    I CERTAINLY WOULD NOT RISK AN INJURY FROM USELESS FARMWORK.
    OVERMATCHED? NOT REALLY FOR A YOUNG HITTER INSTRUCTED RELENTLESSLY TO NOT SWING AS MUCH AS SWING BY A 1 TRICK PONY OPERATOR FOLLOWING A FLAWED SCHEME TO CREATE “UNDERVALUE” BY A CLUELESS{Re GRASS STAINED BASEBALL] GM
    PERSONALLY, I SEE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO BE GAINED BY TDA’S RETURNING TO VEGAS WHERE HE’D ALREADY SURPASSED EXPECTATIONS TWICE. ONCE FOR JAYS, ONCE FOR NYM!
    CAN SOME PEOPLE JUST DEVELOP SOME MLB PATIENCE AROUND HERE?
    I TEND TO GROW ORNERY WHEN OVERWHELMED BY 30 SECOND SOLUTIONS AS ONE AFTER THE OTHER THERE’S OBVIOUS CONFUSION IN THE EYES OF TDA,LAGARES, FLORES & EVEN TEJADA WHILE TRYING TO DECIPHER WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO SWING. AS REPEATED FASTBALLS PASS THEM BY FOR STRIKE 1 & STRIKE 2 CALLS.
    CAN’T WE POSSIBLY JUST GET A “RESPECTED HITTING INSTRUCTOR WITH MORE MLB SERVICE TIME THAN THE KIDDIES HE’S ATTEMPTING TO LEAD.
    STRIKE 1,
    STRIKE 2,
    DAVE HUDGENS DON’T HAVE A CLUE!

  • Nymetfan86

    Its your opinion and I respect that. Besides records ONLY matter at the end of the season

  • Nymetfan86

    Stop shouting

  • Waz0787

    Alderson realizing that mets are not winning 90 games. Panicked attack? Good luck Mr. Campbell You’re my favorite player this spring. Anyway things still doesn’t change that our offense is pathetic. 4 games losing streak. How many runs have we scored?

  • Peter

    He is but Davis should be.

  • Peter

    I disagree, the offense will start to hit better and come out of the slump, they will not be great but good enough to throw some runs on the board. The thing is the starting pitching has been very good and they have depth, something that a lot of teams do not have during this long season. It is the influx of pitching talent that comes up and helps in the pen and rotation if needed that will put the Mets into contention. Also there is a chance a trade is made for a hitter if the correct one is available. As wells as the fact that no one knows who might get injured and go into long slumps and what not for other teams in the division. That is why they play the games.

  • Captain America

    Well said 62. And from what I have seen of Montero he probably is not 6’0″. It’s great to have options and use chips to cash in for needs.

    Let’s see how it plays out.

  • BronxMets

    ROFL…………what do you need a crystal ball for? All you have to do is watch the games. Granderson and the two Youngs are awful. That’s how they landed up here.

  • Nymetfan86

    ROFL…..myself. They call it a season for a reason. What makes you think changes are not going to made? All these pundits on here are quick to criticize and predict the end result before it plays out

  • Metropolitan

    big deal..I hope nobody is really “excited” about this

  • WillisReid

    Satin wasn’t doing much, and Duda is sick. This was a good time to make this move, esp while he was hot in Vegas. He’s on the bench as soon as Duda is back.

  • ColoradoMetsFan

    Surely the move had to be made. I’m with you in that any worry of a controversy is premature, and might actually be a good thing because it means Campbell would have to be producing…

  • owlnut

    Is it really that important that a player can play multiple positions or is it important that the player is good at the positions?

  • Arthur Esannason Sr.

    When was the last time you played MLB or even hit a ball .I

  • Alberto Salebe

    now put it in english

  • T Boogy

    I think the most important part is that a player can produce offensively from different positions. Some can’t produce when playing out of their comfort zone (see Duda, Lucas).

  • CJM

    10 good days and he’s figured it out. Ok.

  • Mike

    I agree they had two bad series at tough places Colorado shouldn’t even have a ball club such a tough environment and Miami is clearly using some sort of trickery at home they got blown away again last nite in sd. Fredi Gonzalez was prob right. Last night mets had a bunch of hits just not timely ones it happens. I think satin and obviously ruben were big probs and they rectified it. I like this quick acting front office.

  • Phoenix Met

    Dude, it’s up to 62 to get into details, but there is a reason he HAS to type in all CAPS, so calm down.

  • Agee’s Catch

    Dear Soup,
    Please “Wally Pipp” Duda

  • Anthony

    Good luck soup we need a spark. Seize the opportunity

  • Agee’s Catch

    I love a good dose of sarcasm early in the morning

  • NYM86

    So we’re finally doing everything we the fans have been calling for since the start of the season? It’s like management is behind the fanbase in knowing which moves we need to make except if it were up to us Flores would have started day 1 as SS in ST/OD and Campbell would have been up for Satin from the start.

  • Agee’s Catch

    Got your back on Centeno.

    Better chance of Recker being traded for a low level prospect to open up the spot.

  • BronxMets

    have you been in a cave for 5 years?

  • Mets4ever

    It does seem like most of the posters here could do a better job than our FO. How many of us called for Abreu and we still let him walk. It waS the perfect oppty for us. Big market teams didn’t need him so we didn’t have to compete with them

    I was ok with the Colon pickup but hated Granderson and CY. I wanted Cruz We tried to get Balfour so I can’t complain there but extending TC was a big mistake.
    Some time this season Alderson has to grow a pair and make a trade for an impact bat Let’s see what happens

  • a master baiter, in fact.
    Though I am pretty sure he isn’t smiling because he didn’t fall for something I hadn’t even done

  • Jeff

    I have been saying he needs a call up for a while. finally! Well deserved! Good for you SOUP!!! Let’s see him rake up here!

  • Jeff

    Not getting Abreu was HUGE mistake! On top of it, he signed a VERY reasonable contract

  • Peter S

    I hope this kid Wally Pip’s Duda

  • MetsMaastricht

    Unless of course he gets in as an outfielder to give someone the day off.

  • WilponsNeed2Go

    About time. Soup’s On!

  • HamPorter

    with the moves made the past couple of days, if anything, this should put most of this roster on notice: start producing or we’ll see ya later. i think next on the shuttle may be d’arnaud unless he steps it up and soon. produce or get sent down. this is the majors and this is how it should be. you need to find your swing or throw strikes? do it in the minors.

  • donobrien

    I hope this kid makes Duda a Wally Pipp.

  • Dark HelMet

    Hahaha “Now Duda is the starting 1B” hahahaha. Are you serious? You think it’s cause he played great and learned something? He is what he is. He’s at first base out of necessity. Duda doesn’t start on most MLB teams.

  • METS62FAN

    ALBERTO, BEFORE I WASTE ANY MORE TIME EXACTLY HOW MANY SYLABLES PER WORD IS YOUR LIMIT? I’LL PRESUME 2…
    NET. IMO, BULLPEN ISSUES > OFFENSE CONCERNS!
    U CAN FIX PEN QUICKLY IN EITHER OF 2 WAYS BY IMPROVING UPON SP LENGTH IN GAME OR IMPROVE UPON QUALITY OF ARMS AVAILABLE IN PEN.
    MOVING SHORTEST STINTER FROM ROTATION & INTO BULLPEN IMPROVES BOTH DIRECTIONS IMULTANEOUSLY. BACKFILLING OPEN ROTATION SLOT WITGH A 51 ASSET, ie deGROM, MONTERO, SYNDERGAARD ENSURES NO DETERIATION IN ROTATION QUALITY.
    CAPEESSH? lol

  • METS62FAN

    CAP’N, WHILE EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT THERE ARE CERTAINLY EXCEPTIONS TO THIS “TOWERS OF POWER” PITCHING NOTION FOR SP ie SANTANA, PEDRO, SEAVER,KOOSMAN, ETC. WITH OUR STATISTICALLTY RELIANT TRIUMVIRATE[ALDERSON dePODESTA,RICCIARDI] I BELIEVE THEY’LL IGNORE EXCEPTIONS & STICK TO THE ODDS.
    AS I SEE OUR PITCHING DEVELOPING, IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE WE’RE LIKELY TO HAVE A PITCHING ROSTERette OF THE STANDARD 5SP+ 7RP = 12 PITCHERS BEING REPRESENTED BY THESE MOST LIKELY NAMES…
    ROTATION:
    HARVEY
    SYNDERGAARD
    WHEELER
    NIESE
    GEE
    BULLPEN:
    PARNELL
    MEJIA
    FAMILIA
    TORRES
    MONTERO
    RICE- #1 LOOGEY
    #2 LHP-TBD
    NB. CONSPICUOUSLY ABSENT FROM CONSIDERATION ARE deGROM & GERMEN WHOM I ANTICIPATE WILL BE “COIN OF THE REALM” USED TO RETURN A SIGNIFICANT POSITIONAL RETURN.
    WITH THAT IN MIND, IF I WERE IN POWER MY CURRENT CALLUP AS IMMEDIATE MEJIA ROTATION REPLACEMENT WOULD CERTAINLY BE deGROM SO AS TO SUPPLY HIM WITH THE MORE SIOGNIFICANT RESUME THUS INCREASING DEMAND ALONG WITH PRICE[RETURN] COMMANDED.
    HOWEVER, THE CAVIAT IS I’M MERELY A FAN SANS A GREEN EYESHADE. lol
    WHILE I’VE OFTEN USED BUSINESS STATISTICAL ANALYSIS TO SUPPORT MY POSITIONS; I’VE AVOIDED EATUING & BREATHING THEM AS GOSPEL! AS THEY ARE SIDEDISHES & DESERT MORE THAN BEING ENTREE MAINCOURSE ITEMS.

  • METS62FAN

    MICHAEL, I’M CERTAINLY NOT SHOUTING, I’M MERELY ACCOMODATING A PERSONAL HANDICAP FOR THE PAST 20+ YRS.

  • Captain America

    Well said 62. Syndergaard DeGrom and Matz are the next wave in my book of starters with high upside and few flaws.

    As the team obviously has flaws some of these prospects should get flipped to bring back what is needed. Let’s get these kids experience and build trade value be it degrom Montero etc…

  • METS62FAN

    THE SIMPLE TRICK IS CHOOSING… KEEPER FROM BAIT. ie WITH SEAVER,KOOSMAN,GENTRY McGRAW IN THE STABLE & MATLACK & SWAN ON THE FARM SOMEONE VALUED RYAN AS BAIT MORE THAN KEEPER TO OUR ETERMAL CHAGRIN!
    PERSONLLY, I BELIEVE IT IS EXACTLY THAT DILEMMA THAT’S TRANSFIXED THE CURRENT FRIONTOFFICE INTO A HYPONOTIC STARE ALONG WITH DUMBFOUNDED QUANDRIES.
    UNFORTUNATELY STATISTICS CAN LIE & MISDIRECT BASED UPON INTERPRETATION.
    IT HAS OFTEN BEEN ACCEPTED THAT THE IDENTICAL STAISTICAL ANAYSIS CAN SUPPORT BOTH SIDES OF AN ARGUEMENT EQUALLY WELL.
    BY MY LAST PERSONAL COUNT THERE WERE 31 OR 32 SIGNIFICANT PITCHING PROSPECTS IN THE SYSTEM, CURRENT ROSTER INCLUDED] WHILE HOPFULLY THE ODDS FAVOR ONLY INSIGNIFICANT DISTRESS BY SELECTING A SINGLE WRONG CHOICE.
    AS ALWAYS THE QUALITY OF THE RETURN WILL ULTIMATELY DETERMINE THE FINAL VERDICT.

  • Captain America

    Agreed 62. Challenge is that the mets probably value a lot of the same markers other teams do. So the keepers versus the bait becomes a delicate dance.

    As I said here many times if other gm’s valued Montero at the level some here hope he is at or will become, that chip would be cashed already.

  • METS62FAN

    PERSONALLY, I VALUE MONTERO TO POTENTIALLY BECOME A CURRENT TYLER CLIPPARD TYPE IN MY “YOUNG GUN” BULLPEN I’D PREFER TALENTED ENTHUSIASM OVER THE STANDARD AGED & BRUISED VETS FROM PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS.
    MY PERSONAL #1 DESIRE IS TO NEVER, EVER NEED ANOTHER FARNSWORTH, VALVERDE, MATSUZAKA, BATISTA OR MARCUM EVER AGAIN!

  • Nymetfan86

    Sorry