Mets Designate Brad Emaus For Assignment

The Mets designated infielder Brad Emaus for assignment and recalled Justin Turner, tweets David Lennon of Newsday.  Emaus, a Rule 5 pick from the Blue Jays, earned the second base job out of Spring Training but only received 42 plate appearances to establish himself.  If he's not traded or claimed in the next ten days, the Mets have to offer him back to the Blue Jays (or work out a trade to keep him in the organization).  If another team picks up Emaus, they'll still be subject to the Rule 5 restriction of keeping him in the Majors all year.

Emaus, 25, hit .290/.397/.476 in 534 plate appearances for the Blue Jays' Double and Triple-A clubs last year, playing second and third base.

84 Responses to Mets Designate Brad Emaus For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. renegadeisback 4 years ago

    NL ROTY.

  2. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    Don’t they have to return him?

    • 2UGGLA2BINTO 4 years ago

      Yes they have to return him.

    • i don’t think so. they can trade/waive for 10 days, just like purcey. they had the option of just returning him for $25k or $50k or something.

    • Manny_Lee 4 years ago

      Somebody can pick him off waivers (or claim and than trade with NY Mets), but then that team is under the same constraints as were the NY Mets (have to keep him on the roster for the year). If said team does so, at the end of the year they can give Emaus back to TOR or pay TOR to complete keeping his rights (hence the $50k payment). If nobody claims him, TOR has the right to take him back now before the NY Mets can send him down.

  3. JaySchu 4 years ago

    We hardly knew ya

  4. trade him back to TOR for JoJo

  5. What did the Mets have to lose by letting him have a longer shot (more than 42 PAs)? It’s not like they’re going to win anything.

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      They’re only 5.5 games back of 1st place!!

    • JaySchu 4 years ago

      The Wilpons literally can’t afford to put a bad product on the field or they won’t be able to make payroll. If the team was playing well Emaus would’ve had a much longer leash. As it is, he unfairly becomes the poster child for the teams struggles.

      • CitizenSnips 4 years ago

        Well he was playing very shaky 2B. He completely screwed up two key double plays in one game that could’ve been the deciding factors in a win or not. Unfortunately those innings kept going and blew open very quickly.

        • Giorgi Almonte 4 years ago

          yep, fans dont forget mistakes like that..or ask Mr Castillo..or Mr Murphy back in LF

          • Murphy made some pretty terrible plays in LF, but what’s even more unfortunate is a lot of Met fans take what he did in LF and automatically assume that his defense is “terrible” at ever position he plays, which is far from the truth.

          • icedrake523 4 years ago

            The only position he could play was 1B. He wasn’t good at 3B in the minors, he couldn’t play LF. Frankly, when you’re worse than Manny Ramirez at a position, there’s little hope you can play the middle-infield adequately. Oh, he also hits as well as Jeff Francoeur.

          • Giorgi Almonte 4 years ago

            hes batting is pretty good, better than jeff

          • Giorgi Almonte 4 years ago

            yep, some fans are “Idiots” because was a new position for him and in the majors.double pressure!!

    • Smrtbusnisman04 4 years ago

      the fans are already disgruntled. If they’re using the same unproductive roster, the fans will stop buying tickets (Why? Cuz NY fans get angered easily).

      The Mets really need someone to step up to aide Wright and Davis!!

    • Slopeboy 4 years ago

      He’s played poorly and is a convenient scapegoat for Collins. The Mets had lost seven in a row and actually blew all seven. In the midst of the losing streak, Collins read the riot act to the team and hinted that if players could not perform to expectations, they would not be around for long.

      The next day, in a game they were leading, two outs and the bases loaded. Emaus botches an easy double play ball that would have ended the inning. A base hit and a homerun later and the Mets go on to lose the game again. That allowed Collins to live up to his word and show his team that he is not just talk. A seasoned vet would have gotten more time, but Emaus looked over his head and has no resume.

  6. ejr 4 years ago

    so who plays second now?

  7. phoenix2042 4 years ago

    The Mets are so screwed. The only way they can survive their financial crisis is with low budget, high upside, young players and thrifty decision making. But time after time, they make the wrong moves and pay the price. Really sad to see. It’s not as if they’re going anywhere, so giving Emaus a legitimate shot when he has shown potential and they literally have no one better to replace him is the exact kind of move they have make to stay afloat. I feel sorry for this franchise, but they do bring it on themselves, as well as get boned by Lady Luck.

    • CitizenSnips 4 years ago

      Oh stop acting like Emaus was the next Utley. All of their backup options (Murphy, Turner who they just called up, Hu) are about on par with Emaus as far as production goes.

      • phoenix2042 4 years ago

        I just think he’s a cheap piece that can be moderately productive that they shouldn’t throw away after only 50 PA when they can’t afford much of an upgrade and their team isn’t going anywhere this year.

    • JaySchu 4 years ago

      Thanks for your contribution Yankees fan. Back to the Jeter idolatry with you!

      • bring back louie!!!!!!!!

      • phoenix2042 4 years ago

        Jeter is washed up and old. He’s a bench player at best and starting in the top of the lineup, and that sucks. But, I’m a baseball fan first, and a Yankees fan second. I happen to like the Mets, though obviously not as much as the Yankees, and I would like them to resurrect themselves from their current cesspit of financial and on-field problems. Even were this the Red Sox, whom I would love to see fall into a Mets-esque sea of problems, I would still comment on what I though was the best way for them to succeed. Baseball is bigger than one team or one player, and it’s intriguing and complex enough that we can have all of these forums and debates and still have something to talk about hours later. I don’t mind talking to a Red Sox fan about their team, or a Phillies fan, or a depressed Mets fan. And I hope that you can be mature enough to recognize that one’s preference for a team does not have to so cloud their judgment as to make any opinion they hold invalid, stupid, biased, unreasonable or self-serving. If it will make you feel better, I could change my profile pic to the MLB logo and repost my ideas as an impartial source so that you can take my honest contributions and opinions seriously.

        • JaySchu 4 years ago

          Was just giving you a hard time man. Most of us depressed Mets fans have been a lot less depressed since we got a new front office. Some of us are even hopeful. But the more astute among us (read: those that don’t read the Post or the Daily News for our sports news) understand that the team isn’t going to change overnight. Give it a few years and you can come cheer for us while you’re team wallows in the retirement home 😉

          • phoenix2042 4 years ago

            besides Cano and Hughes (and Arod… wow that contract), I doubt anyone of the current players will still be with the Yanks. I bet Gardner and Nova are eventually traded. Oh and Mo. He will still be here. He is timeless. This is non-negotiable. I am entitled to one insane bias!

  8. tenten 4 years ago

    hopefully they don`t make the same mistake in the next amateur draft.

  9. seriously? you mean the rule V draft? there are only like 5 guys left in the majors from that draft. what mistake are you talking about?

    • tenten 4 years ago

      They should sing a 2B like Orlando Cabrera or Felipe Lopez, they are making less that 1M, and playing good baseball, or playing our prospects Turner or Hernandez. But no, we have good talent evaluator coming from other organizations (blue jays).

      • ellisburks 4 years ago

        Well I don’t know if they can sing it, but hum a few bars and I will fake it.

        • They are really good Rockband and Guitar Hero singers but they can’t translate that talent to the big leagues.

          • jwredsox 4 years ago

            They should take lessons from Bronson Arroyo

  10. LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

    Cellar Dwellers for the next 5+ years

    • Jason Klinger 4 years ago

      Quite possibly, and if they are, the Wilpons will have to sell, so the Mets fans end up winning for losing.

      • mookie_and_doc 4 years ago

        To me, anything that gets the Wilpons closer to selling is a good thing. It’s the only way the Mets will ever enjoy prolonged success ever again.

  11. goner 4 years ago

    It’s a SSS, but it appears that Emaus has played pretty good defense at 2B. A team looking for a utility IF might take a chance on Emaus.

    • Slopeboy 4 years ago

      If ‘Emaus has played pretty good defense at 2B’ it wasn’t for the Mets.

      • jimboslice9 4 years ago

        Yes it was, it just took place during Spring Training, for some reason the solid D in spring training translated into horrendous D in the regular season.

      • goner 4 years ago

        I’ve never seen him play, but B-R lists Emaus as having no errors and a better than league average range factor among 2B :shrug:

        • Slopeboy 4 years ago

          Those stats have to be for AA. There’s the telling difference between the two levels.

  12. goner 4 years ago

    no, Who’s on first

  13. ellisburks 4 years ago

    If he goes back to the Jays maybe he is their solution to 3B woes. I don’t think so, but you never know.

    • Sniderlover 4 years ago

      Nope, Lawrie is our solution to 3B woes. He is currently tearing it up in AAA.

      • Manny_Lee 4 years ago

        With his bat, yes. With his glove, not so much…

        • Sniderlover 4 years ago

          He’ll adjust. It’s a new position. He looked good in spring training though and we can’t watch the games so it’s hard to say if the errors are indeed his fault or is it just because he is getting to a lot of balls and making the tough plays.

          • Manny_Lee 4 years ago

            5 errors in what, 11 games? I am excited as the next person but I advise not drinking the Kool Aid too soon. LOL by the way on your reasoning for why the high number, made my day.

          • $5427573 4 years ago

            Hey, compared to the Jays current 3B, that’s not that bad.

  14. Lastings 4 years ago

    Fonzie anyone?

  15. formerdraftpick 4 years ago

    The Mets should probably swing a deal for one of the Pirates minor league second basemen. There is a backlog of them on the depth chart.

    • Bucs 4 years ago

      Who comprises this backlog you speak of?

      • goner 4 years ago

        Yeah, I think Jim Negrych was traded to the Marlins last month

  16. Paul_Zuvella 4 years ago

    As a JP Ricciardi lover myself, I say that it looks great on him that he’s failed TWICE in his evaluation of the same player. I feel for Emaus, clearly he needs more time in the minors and not to get the Russ Adams treatment of being rushed to the majors when he has no legitimate reason to be there in the first place. Oh, where is Russ Adams by the way…oh yeah, he’s “organizational depth” for the METS, hitting .180 at AAA! Sorry Mets fans….you’re screwed!!!!

  17. Brewcrew00 4 years ago

    The brewers need infield help he’d be worth the gamble.

  18. Whoa…wait a minute. Just yesterday they (Mets management) said they haven’t given up on him.

    Then again, if anybody saw that routine double play Emaus botched the other day, then you could see how they could jump to this conclusion.

    They don’t want to, but they should go with Hernandez and solidify the pivot. But they won’t, they will insert Daniel Murphy. So what is the over/under for 2nd basemen the Mets will use this year? +/- 5?

  19. While returning Emaus to the Blue Jays they should inquire about giving up the rights and opinions of JP Riccardi.

    Simply see if the Jays would be willing to take them both for a player to be named or just because.

    Honestly why would anyone take Riccardi serious? His track record is awful. He gave out huge contracts to Wells and Rios. And to add insult to injury he gave away Chris Carpenter.

  20. tenten 4 years ago

    In a Dominican beach, enjoying his 6M.

  21. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    He’s in the beach?

  22. ellisburks 4 years ago

    I hope he has a straw to breathe through.

  23. Giorgi Almonte 4 years ago

    he was kidding

  24. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    heath bell

  25. greggofboken 4 years ago

    Sure. I’ll play. Brian Bannister, Carlos Gomez, Chad Bradford, Joe Smith. All young players the Mets gave up on that are now setting the league on fire. Not.

  26. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    i don’t know what game you think we are playing but i am pretty sure that you are losing it

  27. jwredsox 4 years ago

    Chad Bradford wasn’t young with the mets. And he was good so I’m not sure where he fits into your argument.

  28. jimboslice9 4 years ago

    Not to bring everyone down, but I think i have figured out how to win this game.

    Scott Kazmir

  29. notsureifsrs 4 years ago


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