Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mets call up the two Josh's

The first two players to receive Sept. call-ups maybe getting an early look to see how they can handle the major leagues. 

About 10 days ago Terry Collins was clamouring for bullpen help and Josh Stinson was the player he specifically named.  The youngster struggled in AAA posting a 7.44 ERA in 13 appearances but in AA he's been solid with a 3.99 ERA in 27 appearances. There have been relievers who make the jump straight to the majors but usually they are killing the lower minors like K-Rod and Chad Cordero, I think Stinson is a stretch but maybe he'll surprise me. 

Another option next year at second base is Josh Satin, the prospect made a name for himself this year by racking in AAA.  Satin hit .317 in 38 games at Buffalo and .325 in 94 games with Binghamton, he played at 2B, 3B and 1B where he made 10 errors in 129 chances ( 3B seemed to be a struggle).  If the Mets don't re-sign Reyes, Satin could be competing with Turner for 2B.