Tags: nick evans, ryota igarashi
Second, it gives the Mets an opportunity to showcase Nick Evans as trade bait. No MLB team is going to value a 24-year-old who dominates AA pitching but struggled mightily in AAA. But, Evans has been hot, and if he can club a few homers at the MLB level, maybe some team will take notice and consider Evans as a secondary piece in a deal for a journeyman pitcher. The Shane Spencer Effect.
more than likely Evans will go to AAA after the break to make room for Beltran, and Thole will go back down to make way for a reliever (my money’s on Acosta).