Collins said it’s “unlikely” as we sit here today any of the prospects — Montero, deGrom, Syndergaard — will make rotation out of camp.
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) September 27, 2013
I was originally more angry at this before I gave it some deep thought. I guess we should work under the impression that both Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard will get called up to the Mets past the Super Two deadline. If so, the Mets are really pushing this whole situation to save some money — and that would fall in line with some of their previous actions. For example, the Mets limited their September callups, and waited until they were necessary to call them up to avoid paying extra salaries.
I was really hoping Montero would break with the team, The 2014 Rotation looks like Matt Harvey, Jon Niese, Dillon Gee, Zack Wheeler and hopefully Jenrry Mejia. Carlos Torres could certainly stick around as a flexible long relief / spot starter type of player for us and I wouldn’t complain. Harvey might see some time in the AFL — due to service time, he might be eligible — and that could determine whether the Mets push him to a surgery or not.
Whether Harvey starts 2014 healthy or not will probably cause a change in organizational philosophy — and another thing to consider is the possibility of trading Dillon Gee. While guys like deGrom and Familia can be relegated to the bullpen, Montero and Syndergaard are knocking on the door of the rotation.
Stating that the Mets won’t sign someone that costs a pick or let their prospects break with the team does not include signing Jose Abreu or, if there’s a god, trading for Troy Tulowitzki. Keep that in mind.
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