These three members of the New York Mets roster will have at least a temporary departure from the big league club by September 1.
This certainly feels like a big year for the New York Mets. How far can they take things?
The Mets swung big in the offseason then gave us a trade deadline featuring many smaller moves. Somehow, it looks like it’s going to work. The runaway favorites to win the National League East at the moment, there could be some very different players on the roster by September 1.
Which players can we count on the team from Queens to hold to a higher standard and place on the roster bubble? It’s these three.
1) Mets roster will keep Adonis Medina in the revolving door spot of the bullpen
Adonis Medina has been up and down all season with the Mets. This isn’t in reference to his performance either. This is strictly looking at where he has played.
Medina is one of several pitchers the Mets have featured in their bullpen in what is essentially a revolving door spot. Along with a few others, Medina is seeing regular innings for the New York Mets and the Triple-A affiliate Syracuse version.
It is what it is. Medina can give this team a dozen shutout innings but because they have so few pitchers with minor league options he’s going to get sent down. Even with the oncoming roster expansion, the Mets will want the freshest arms they can find. He’s on the same level as players like Stephen Nogosek and Yoan Lopez. Together, these three are performing pretty well and getting very familiar with how long it takes to go from Flushing to Syracuse.
By September 1, Medina will be back in the minors. Don’t fret. He will return.