Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mets Morning News: Roster Move, Ike's Season Likely Done, Advice FromChipper

The Mets made a roster move following last night's game. They optioned Mike Nickeas to Triple-A Buffalo, and have recalled Nick Evans.

Ike Davis is most likely done for the season. After being re-evaluated on Friday, the Mets decided Davis will rest another four weeks before he will likely undergo microfracture surgery. Davis has been battling a bone bruise and cartilage damage in his left ankle.
"I've been working hard, but it just hasn't come around the way we want it to," Davis said. "I've been out for over three months now. That's like more than an offseason. I feel I would have to go and start a new season if I came back this season anyway.

"It sucks, but I have to get healthy and not have this nag me for years."
Kevin Kernan of the NY Post writes that the Mets need to take Chipper Jones' advice about stockpiling minor league talent.
"One thing we try not to do is mortgage the future," Jones said. "I think we can be guilty of that in the Teixeira trade but we still have beaucoups prospects down there. The future looks bright. It's been proven time and time again that pitching and defense win you a championship no matter what your offense looks like."

1 comment:

  1. They brought up a 3rd catcher for a week. Why?!? There were no health problems with Paulino and Thole, right? A third catcher just didn't make sense without an injury to one those guys. Whatever.