Here is tonight’s Met lineup:
- Jose Reyes SS
- Ruben Tejada 2B
- Lucas Duda RF
- David Wright 3B
- Angel Pagan CF
- Jason Bay LF
- Nick Evans 1B
- Josh Thole C
- Miguel Batista RHP (3-2, 4.60 with Cardinals)
vs. Clay Hensley RHP (2-5, 5.40)
Tonight’s talking points:
- The Mets and David Einhorn officially parted ways before reaching a deal to sell Einhorn about 30% of the team. The Wilpons will now try to sell small blocks of the team to family and friends.
- The Francisco Rodriguez trade went through today, as the Mets got the two PTBNLs. Adrian Rosario and Daniel Herrera were both acquired from the Brewers. Rosario is a 21 year-old right-handed pitched who is 4-6 this season in two levels of minor league baseball. Herrera is a 26 year-old left-handed pitcher who is a combined 1-4 in two minor league levels with a 2.20 ERA.
- The Mets called up Josh Stinson and Joshua Satin for today’s game. Stinson is a right-handed pitcher who is 7-10 with a 5.94 ERA this season between Double-A and Triple-A. Josh Satin is an infielder who can play first, second, and third base. Satin has a very interesting story. He was drafted in the 6th round of the 2008 draft. He has torn the cover off the baseball at every level, but has been somewhat lost in the shuffle. In his minor league career, Satin is hitting .307 in 449 games played.
- Einhorn: Well, after this situation, now everyone knows that there is no way the Wilpons are giving up control of the team. There were reports out there saying that Einhorn was aggressively going after a majority stake in the Mets. It wasn’t a great match from the beginning.
- K-Rod Deal: I’m glad the Mets got a young pitcher in return. People may complain because Adrian Rosario isn’t exactly a stud prospect, but if you stack up on those mid to low level prospects, you’re bound to hit the jackpot on at least one of them, right?
- Stinson/Satin: It’s good to see the Mets shake up the bullpen a little by bringing in Stinson. As for Satin, I feel awful for him. He’s done nothing but hit at every level, and he’s just now getting a shot at 26. The fact that he came out after college was what hurt him. I fully support players graduating college before they go on to any pro sport, but with all of the 16 and 17 year-old foreign players, especially in the Met organization, he was apparently not a high priority in the farm system. Let’s see what he’s got.
By the way, the Mets will be wearing the awesome blue jerseys tonight
, but without the “los.”