Mets DFA Emil Brown

Before I could get around to announcing Emil Brown’s promotion to the Mets, he’s been designated for assignment.

The move is to make room for Ryan Church, who is 100% and ready to contribute. It is assumed Church will start in right field against Nationals rookie righthander Craig Stammen on Sunday.

Also of note, the demotion of Brown means Fernando Martinez stays around for a while. I’m liking that idea, as F-Mart brings great athleticism and speed to the Mets — two things they need tons of, especially when playing in Citi Field. Martinez will also likely start on Sunday, in left field, as Gary Sheffield was promised a day off.

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  1. mic June 7, 2009 at 7:20 am
    I was not onboard with E. Brown being in the lineup, F-mart was like 6 for his last 18 and flashing extra base power also something not abundant in the line up right now.
  2. isuzudude June 7, 2009 at 9:14 am
    Agree all around. With Shef hurting/slumping, FMart should see at least half the starts in LF for the indefinite future, as well as some starts in RF to spell Church. And I know everyone wants FMart to go to the minors to get his ABs for experience if his playing time is cut into at the major league level, but I, for one, think FMart learns more and matures faster even if he’s playing just half the time in the majors than if he’s playing full time at Buffalo.

    And I think you’re dead right, mic. Last night was another example of Jerry overmanaging and stacking the order with righties, even if it meant batting Emil Brown in an unfamiliar spot (in 80 career ABs batting 2nd, Brown is hitting .188). I guess Jerry failed to notice that lefties are actually hitting Lannan better than righties this year (.299 vs. .259), as well as for his career (.271 vs. .255), so it looks like Jerry did the Nats a favor by having an all-righty lineup. Obviously, it pays to do your homework. It sucks that we have to remind our own manager of that.

  3. mic June 7, 2009 at 11:51 am
    i will debate that…i think part of the fishing lure is that these FA get some time in the majors..will be rapid call ups so they can showcase for ML jobs. Emil should NOT have been promoted or played. I can only guess that like Valdes or Ramon Martinez he is not big loss if he gets the DFA.

    Meanwhile Cory Sullivan, can wait until there is roster flexibility. but the organization is often not out to win every ballgame. Anyway i think we know Emil Brown is not a ‘solution’. I’d rather have had Nick Evans up…Nick has been finding his timing and possibly a reunion with bud Danny Murphy could help BOTH of them.

    -I-dude, I’m waay less critical of JM at this point than with Omar who I feel is under GM-ing. Though look at the sidebar at metsblog..19yr old Jenry Meija debuted at AA (7IP/0ER) with Tony Bernazzard in attendance…hmm. See also Amazing Ave..Jenry pitches in the high 90’s.

  4. Emma June 30, 2009 at 2:42 pm
    Maybe Brown would be a SOLUTION if given a chance!