Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mets Morning News: Player Development, Madoff Mess, F-Mart Hurt, BeatoAs A Starter

Sandy Alderson and Co. have shown that going forward, the Mets will be focused on acquiring high-level prospects. Paul DePodesta, who is in charge of player development stated:
"We're absolutely determined to build the foundation of this organization and create a player-development system that's a true feeder for our major league team, and not just for role players, but also with potential impact players."
On Tuesday, Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz learned that they may have to pay $300 million to trustee Irving Picard.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in a unanimous ruling by the three-judge panel, said the trustee’s central formula for deciding how to recoup and redistribute the money that had moved through Madoff’s vast Ponzi scheme was appropriate. The trustee, Irving H. Picard, had decided that investors who had taken more money out of their accounts with Madoff than they had put in had to return their "net winnings."
Fernando Martinez is hurt. Again. the Buffalo Bisons placed Martinez on the disabled list with a strained wrist.

Manager Terry Collins has expressed interest in using Pedro Beato as a starter in the future.
"As we sit there and assess, going down the road, our options in the rotation, I think his name has got to be thrown out there. When you've got four pitches that are probably average or above, I think you need to consider it."
What does Beato think about this? He's not terribly excited about it.
"I like the bullpen," Beato said. "That's where I want to stay."

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