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.
Don’t they have to return him?
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.
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.
We hardly knew ya
trade him back to TOR for JoJo
I actually was going to say the same thing. well done
and throw in Frasor for a bag of baseballs. Win for both sides!
“throw in Frasor for a bag of baseballs”
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.
They’re only 5.5 games back of 1st place!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
hes batting is pretty good, better than jeff
yep, some fans are “Idiots” because was a new position for him and in the majors.double pressure!!
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!!
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.
so who plays second now?
Hu plays second?
The guy from Soul Asylum? He’s a decent guitar player, but is 49 years old. I doubt the Mets want him playing second base.
he can bunt
easy one, Daniel Murphy!!
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for your contribution Yankees fan. Back to the Jeter idolatry with you!
bring back louie!!!!!!!!
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.
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 😉
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!
hopefully they don`t make the same mistake in the next amateur draft.
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?
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).
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.
They should take lessons from Bronson Arroyo
Cellar Dwellers for the next 5+ years
Quite possibly, and if they are, the Wilpons will have to sell, so the Mets fans end up winning for losing.
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.
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.
If ‘Emaus has played pretty good defense at 2B’ it wasn’t for the Mets.
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.
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:
Those stats have to be for AA. There’s the telling difference between the two levels.
no, Who’s on first
Hu’s the boss.
No no…Turner & Huch.
Hu are you kidding!
Robocop (aka Alex Murphy)
If he goes back to the Jays maybe he is their solution to 3B woes. I don’t think so, but you never know.
Nope, Lawrie is our solution to 3B woes. He is currently tearing it up in AAA.
With his bat, yes. With his glove, not so much…
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.
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.
Hey, compared to the Jays current 3B, that’s not that bad.
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.
Who comprises this backlog you speak of?
Yeah, I think Jim Negrych was traded to the Marlins last month
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!!!!
The brewers need infield help he’d be worth the gamble.
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?
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.