I have to say, I absolutely hate that Chris Carter hit .393 and didn't make the team, while Fernando Tatis in making the team hit .163. What were my concerns with re-signing Tatis; his defense and offense would diminish, while injuries would increase. Well his knee has been hurting all spring while he's looked awful in the field while not hitting at all. I would much rather have Carter hitting left handed then give Tatis a spot because he's right handed.
As I said in an earlier post today I would have kept Adams just to keep from starting the FA clock on Tejada for five games as a bench player.
Parnell needs work, he sort of lost his way last year in the second half and it doesn't look like he recovered. While Calero simply needs more spring training time, Dessens had the best numbers of any of the relievers and I would have rather him make the team, while Mejia stayed in AA as a starter.
I know there is going to be an up roar about Figgy being cut and at some point I might even miss him but really it's no big deal, he'd be nice to keep in the system but if he moves on so be it.
With Figgy not making the cut the team has four available roster spots which will be taken by Tak2, Tejada, Cattalanotto and Jacobs. There are still 8 relievers in camp with only 7 spots left, Valdes, Mejia and Green are vying for two spots. Basically tomorrow will be a pitch off between Green and Valdes. depending on who makes the team they could need as many as two spots.
The Mets essentially decided on their Opening Day roster Friday by cutting six players after a 4-2 exhibition loss to the Rays: Bobby Parnell, Nelson Figueroa, Kiko Calero, Russ Adams, Chris Carter and Elmer Dessens. source Star ledger