Sunday was a rough day for the Mets. They lost 13-4 to the Colorado Rockies, but that was a moot point when reporters entered the clubhouse after the game, flocking to the lockers belonging to the Mets’ middle-infielders.
During the game, a report by Bob Klapisch in the Bergen Record suggested that the reason top prospect Amed Rosario is still in the minor leagues is because Asdrubal Cabrera remains upset with his move to second base, leaving the clubhouse unsettled.
This is “according to one person familiar with management’s thinking,” so the accuracy of the report is dubious. However, considering Cabrera publicly asked for a trade back before the All Star break, it does not seem out of the question. Manager Terry Collins addressed the report after the game.
“That’s the first time I’ve heard something like that and I don’t know where that came from,” Collins said. “I’ve said all along, I think our clubhouse has very, very good veteran players. That has not been a discussion. We really haven’t talked much about Rosario, that’s going to be his call. So that’s kind of news to me.”
Jose Reyes, who replaced Cabrera at shortstop, did not have much to say after the game other than he doesn’t agree with the report.
“Why would he be upset? I’m the one playing shortstop,” he said. “I haven’t seen anything different.”
So far this season, Cabrera has hit .250/.335/.398 with eight home runs and 27 RBIs.
The trade deadline is inching closer. Cabrera’s future with the team remains in question, but we will learn sooner rather than later who will be on the Mets in August – Asdrubal Cabrera or Amed Rosario.