Link Roundup: Demotion Emotion

In case you missed it, Ike Davis was sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas after another embarrassing sweep at the hands of the Marlins. Mike Baxter and Rob Carson joined Davis on the trip to Sin City.

In their place, the team is expected to recall 1B Josh Satin (who is having a tremendous year, but needs to be added to the 40-man roster), OF Collin Cowgill, and LHP Josh Edgin. Cowgill and Edgin will begin their second stint with the Mets – neither did very well their first time around.

In addition, Rick Ankiel was given his walking papers following the 20-inning game on Saturday.

Davis had practically the same numbers this year as he did last year at this time. But the Mets stuck with him in 2012, and he went on a tear in mid-June.

This is the first mass demotion since 2004.

Sandy Alderson is finally making some moves, but are they too conservative? Should Zack Wheeler come up sooner than the road trip in Atlanta, for instance? Should he send down the rest of the team?

If it were possible, should the Mets trade Davis and move Lucas Duda to first?

Cesar Puello is a Mets farmhand who may get a cup of coffee in Queens before all is said and done. He’s tearing up the Eastern League with a .326/.401/.606 slash line, while belting 13 home runs and stealing 17 bases. He’s also under suspicion for PED use tied to the Miami Biogenisis Clinic.

First round pick Dominic Smith took batting practice at Citi Field yesterday.

The drama never stops in Flushing. Like my mother says, watching the Mets is like watching a real-life soap opera. Stay tuned to Mets Today for all the coverage.

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  1. Jomama June 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    Replace scrubs with younger scrubs. This is awful.
  2. TexasGusCC June 10, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    Satin can take Ankiel’s spot on the 40. It’s important to see what these kids can do, even the “scrubs”. Davis and Duda are redundant, trade one or both. Use Satin for this year and Brown, and go with Flores next year.
    • Joe Janish June 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm
      Kids? I guess compared to Ankiel they’re kids, but Satin is 28 and Cowgill is 27.

      And for the record, Andrew Brown is also 28.

  3. The King June 10, 2013 at 3:54 pm
    Move Duda to 1st? For whom? Binghamton?
  4. Amazin' No More June 10, 2013 at 11:49 pm
    Soap Opera? More like a tragedy.
  5. Dennis June 11, 2013 at 8:46 pm
    As a met fan since ’62, except for a few glorious years this has been their doctrine. “wait till next year ” you gotta believe”

    Insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result”

    Great teams have a great front office who can judge talent and place the right people in the locker. It starts in the front office. Thank you JJ for your brilliant assessments.
    They should hire you for their front office,