Friday, June 16, 2017

The Mets Should Not Call Up Amed Rosario
Sandy Alderson hears you loud and clear, Mets fans.

The Mets general manager is aware that your desire to see top prospect Amed Rosario in Flushing is at an all-time high, especially with second baseman Neil Walker (left hamstring) hitting the disabled list on Thursday.

After all, it's hard to ignore Rosario's dominant Triple-A stat line: .333 batting average, seven home runs and 45 RBIs.

But Alderson doesn't want to rush the 21-year-old shortstop's development.

"First of all, we have some good players here," Alderson said ahead of Thursday's series-opener with the NL East leading Nationals. "(Jose) Reyes is playing currently at shortstop, (Astrubal) Cabrera is coming back. It's not like we have a big hole in our lineup. If not more importantly, we review Rosario as a possible long-term answer for us."
Finally, something that I can agree with when it comes Mets management: leaving Amed Rosario alone and not bowing to pressure from fans and the media to call him up. I don't care how great Rosario is racking it up in Triple-A, it's still Triple-A and frankly speaking, even if Rosario got called up and he continues to hit like he's doing now, that ain't saving the 2017 Mets. Because injuries have just about killed this team.

From Noah Syndergaard to Yoenis Cespedes to Steven Matz to Lucas Duda to Seth Lugo (and now the trio of Neil Walker, Matt Harvey and Juan Lagares are each heading to the DL too), this team just can't catch a break. And no potentially superstar SS is going to save them. Better to just let the veteran Asdrubal Cabrera play out what's left of his contract this year, hope against hope that Jose Reyes has something left in the tank and that Cespedes along with the rest of the pitching staff can stay healthy for the rest of the year. Then too, there's always Brandon Nimmo...I'm just saying.

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