Mets Cut Brad Emaus

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 24:  Brad Emaus ...

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Apparently, as Mets fans we need to get used to the new front office making quick decisions. I’m surprised that the Mets pulled the plug on Brad Emaus so quickly. From all reports, the Mets were high on him coming out of spring training. High enough to make him their opening day second baseman and not playing in a platoon with Daniel Murphy.

Emaus looked overmatched at the plate and in the field in his short 14 game Mets career. You can see his offensive stats below:

Year G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2011 14 42 37 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 9 .162 .262 .162 .424
1 Season 14 42 37 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 9 .162 .262 .162 .424
162 Game Avg. 162 486 428 23 69 0 0 0 12 0 0 46 104 .162 .262 .162 .424
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/19/2011.

With six singles in 42 plate appearances there just isn’t much to talk about. As a Rule 5 draft pick, the Mets need to put him through waivers and offer him back to the Blue Jays for $25,000 if he clears waivers, which he certainly will.

Justin Turner was called up and is starting at second base tonight. He’ll play a straight platoon with Murphy.

That Sandy Alderson has a quick trigger finger. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing yet. But we may not have to wait for the non-waiver trading deadline for the Mets to start making moves this year.

 

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