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Link: The Jenrry Mejia Debate

9 Mar

Check out Mets Blog for a great piece on the debate regarding plans for Jenrry Mejia. GM Omar Minaya told reporters yesterday that the plan is to start the season in Double A, while Manager Jerry Manuel joked he could be pitching in the majors.

While Mejia is very talented, he needs more minor league experience. He is still wild and needs to work on his control. Picture putting him in Philadelphia in a one-run game against that offense.

If he does have a great summer in the minors, and the Mets have a need in the pen, which is likely, then bring him up in August. It would be as if they acquired him in a mid-season trade.

He could also be used as the Angels used K-Rod in 2002. Rodriguez only pitched in five games during the regular season but in October, he was handed the ball 11 times and pitched to an ERA under 2 as the Angels won their first championship.

There is no need to rush this phenom.