There are a lot of players who would love to have the chances that Rafael Montero has had in the big leagues. It's clear that Montero, a prospect who was once thought to be better than Jacob deGrom, is not panning out the way he was projected to.A guy by the name of Tyler Pill is tearing it up in Triple-A and yet the Mets continue to force us to watch ne'er-do-well Rafael Montero start games and give us little to no chance of winning....sad, just sad.
The Mets may be privately admitting that, but for now, they probably have no choice but to stick with him.
Montero made his second major league start of the season on Thursday night and the 14th of his career. Most of the 26-year-old right-hander's starts have gone about the same: Gives up walks, big hits and suddenly the Mets find themselves in a big hole. While the damage was minimal in the Mets' 4-3 loss to the San Diego Padres on Thursday, his command was also minimal and it seems to be that way nearly every time he takes the mound in a major league game.