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Davis to DL, Mets promote Martinez

Posted on: May 12, 2011 12:10 pm
Edited on: May 12, 2011 1:30 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

The Mets just can't buy a break. Once Carlos Beltran proved he was healthy and then Jason Bay came off the disabled list, their offense was getting close to full strength -- of course, Angel Pagan went down in the meantime. Now, the Mets have David Wright suffering from a back issue and Ike Davis has been placed on the DL (Steve Popper via Twitter) with an ankle sprain and bone bruise -- both of which he suffered earlier this week in a collision. The Mets reportedly felt like one issue would have been OK to wait out, but both combined meant he was looking at a two-week recovery period, so they elected to make the move. As a corresponding move, the Mets have promoted Fernando Martinez.

Davis, 24, has been one of the Mets' best hitters in the 2011 season, emerging as a solid power source in behind the middle of the order guys. He's hitting .302 with seven home runs, 25 RBI, 20 runs, eight doubles and a .925 OPS, which is superb.

Martinez, 22, was once one of the more highly-touted prospects in baseball, but his stock has fallen the past few years. He's still got plenty of upside. In 19 Triple-A games this season, Martinez is hitting .292 with three home runs, seven RBI and an .838 OPS.

Interesting note, though, is that Martinez is an outfielder. With Davis out, the Mets are starting Daniel Murphy at first base Thursday and there don't appear to be many (any?) other options at this point. Another outfielder, Willie Harris, is filling in at third for Wright. Murphy had been playing mostly at second, so his move to first leaves second to Justin Turner. That means the only backup infielder for the Mets until Wright is ready to go (he's listed as day-to-day) is Chin-lung Hu -- and that's with Willie Harris at third.

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Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: May 12, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Davis to DL, Mets promote Martinez

Only the Mets organization would promote a chronic injury ridden player to take the place of a guy who's going on the DL. That's like what comes first, the chicken or the egg?

I give Martinez two weeks before he bruises his ego and goes on the 60-day DL.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2011 4:47 pm
 

Davis to DL, Mets promote Martinez

Interesting note, though, is that Martinez is an outfielder. With Davis out, the Mets are starting at first base Thursday and there don't appear to be many (any?) other options at this point. Another outfielder, , is filling in at third for Wright. Murphy had been playing mostly at second, so his move to first leaves second to . That means the only backup infielder for the Mets until Wright is ready to go (he's listed as day-to-day) is -- and that's with Willie Harris at third.


Great, the Mets lose their only clutch hitter and they get the teams biggest flop in return. Martinez will hit under .200, misplay balls, then get hurt, all before Ike returns. The Mets should have promoted Josh Satin who plays 2B and 1B and can actually hit.


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