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Next Stop, Chicago?

By Mike Silva ~ August 31st, 2010. Filed under: Mets Minors, New York Mets.

Jenrry Mejia continues to be a top story in this frustrating season. We debated long and hard his utilization/promotion early in the year, and just last week I discussed how this all might end well for Mejia. This was after back to back 7 shutout innings for the B-Mets. Now after last night’s sparking 8 inning/1 run performance could the next stop be Wrigley Field and the Cubs? It makes sense, unless the Mets want to keep him in Buffalo to help with their playoff chase.

Even more impressive about his performance was pitching into the eighth inning, throwing 103 pitches, 66 for strikes, and striking out 9. Yes, the Syracuse Chiefs aren’t a formidable lineup, but this is a long way from throwing mop up innings in a route against the Orioles in June.

With all due respect to the Bisons and their fans, Mejia needs to be due north ASAP. Pat Misch is a league average replacement, we know what he can do, we need to see as much of Mejia against big league hitters as possible. This could help shape the 2011 Mets rotation in an offseason that will require “creativity” with the roster due to big contracts.

The Mets have been fortunate their error in judgment with Mejia hasn’t cost them. Now they need to finish the deal and get him big league starts the rest of the year.

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