Manuel acknowledged, Mejia had not recently stepped up and assumed the eighth-inning role as had been planned by this point. And given his relative lack of use — he has now tossed only 4 2/3 innings this month — the Mets opted to ensure Mejia get optimal development time as a starting pitcher.
This breaking news was announced following Sunday’s loss to the Yankees and has caused quite a buzz around the Blogosphere. Here at Metszilla.com we have taken a look ‘Around the Web’ to see what others are saying about the move, and have offered our take as well.
The MetsZilla Take: Here at Metszilla we were split at the start of the season on what to do with Mejia. Jay felt there was cause for keeping the head-turning rookie on the opening day roster while I, on the flip side, believed it would be best to have Mejia develop as a starter in the minors. I was afraid that both Minaya and Jerry were only bringing....TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE AND OTHERS LIKE IT CLICK HERE: http://www.metszilla.com/?p=2009