The Braves announced that right-hander Seth Elledge has been claimed off waivers by the Mets. The righty had been designated for assignment last week. The Mets also announced the move, relaying that Elledge has been optioned to the minors and that left-hander José Quintana has been transferred to the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Elledge, 27 next month, has a small bit of major league experience. In a strange coincidence, he tossed 11 2/3 innings for the Cardinals in 2020 and again in 2021, posting a 4.63 ERA in both years. He was outrighted after the latter of those two seasons, becoming a free agent.
He signed a minor league deal with Atlanta last year and pitched well. In 46 1/3 Triple-A innings, he had a 3.88 ERA, 33.7% strikeout rate and 8.6% walk rate. That latter figure was probably the most significant, as control has been an issue for him throughout his career. The only other time he had a lower walk rate at any level was the 7.1% rate he had over 15 A-ball appearances in 2017. Most of his other stints have seen him push towards or beyond double digits.
That performance wasn’t enough to get him a big league call during the season, but the club did add Elledge to their roster in November to prevent him from becoming a free agent again. Since he still had options remaining, they were likely hoping to utilize him as depth, shuttling him to the big leagues and back to the farm as needed. However, they’ve added a great number of players to their roster in the early parts of the season, with Kevin Pillar, Jesse Chavez, Ehire Adrianza, Jared Shuster, Dylan Dodd and Danny Young all getting added in recent weeks. Those moves all eventually led to Elledge getting nudged off the roster.
For the Mets, they had a roster spot that was essentially freely available. It was reported back in the middle of March that Quintana would need rib surgery that will keep him from returning until at least July. That made his transfer to the 60-day injured list an inevitable formality and allowed them to grab an intriguing player like Elledge. Their bullpen has been hit hard by injuries already this year, with Edwin Díaz, Bryce Montes de Oca and Sam Coonrod are all on the 60-day IL while Tommy Hunter and Stephen Ridings are on the 15-day version. Elledge will head to the minors for now but could be called upon whenever the big league club needs a fresh arm.
Probably a slightly better former Brave than Dennis Santana
The Mets will not win a World Series as long as steve cohen is the owner. It’s not going to happen.
I don’t think we’ll win a World Series ever again no matter who the owner is. I’m just happy when we make it to the playoffs.
This makes the Mets eminently Elledgable to win that World Series!
Wrong. And the money-obsessed demon steve cohen will eventually give up and sell the team.
Ok yankee fan or brave fan or whoever you root for
Wait, he’s a demon? Yikes! I’ll bring my crucifix next time I’m at the ballpark.
Sid Bream Speed Demon
He has a Marlins logo, mystery solved?
Ace, that’s a lame take. Cohen had to replace most of his bullpen and over half his rotation while at the same time retain the 2nd best CF FA. All with a $20 million Cano contract on there too. He was just supposed to punt on 2023? It’s not Cohen who set the market price on SP, that was Texas with the deGrom deal. It wasn’t him with position players either that would be SD.
Further, his team is in the top market and should spend like it.Cohen could’ve spent a lot more if he were money-obsessed. Twice your team bought titles only to wind up trading most of theie top players on those teams.
Why don’t you say what faith he is while you letting em rip Adoplh Marlin?
Why does anyone’s faith matter?
he has spent almost 50 years obsessively pursuing money while stepping all over people, belittling people for amusement, cheating with his companies, and even embracing “cryptocurrency”- which is horrible for multiple reasons. he surrendered his soul for the pursuit of money and is an ugly gargoyle of an individual and is beyond redemption at this point. The Mets will not win a World Series as long as he is the owner.
Ace LMAO. We need more please.
I’m a Yankee fan.
We don’t claim him.
Knock that off!
Heh heh heh…
HEH HEH HEHEHE HEH!
You shut up, bronxmac77.
HEH HEH HEHEHE HEH!
@Ace: You’re just jealous that he doesn’t own the Marlins. Suck it up, buttercup.
Not going to say it again, bronxmac
Don’t know why he ‘brought that up?’
Maybe because you called Cohen a ‘demon?’
At least you responded in a non-insulting way- you’re making progress. DON’T respond with insults ever again.
And that’s an order.
I’d never mock a Miami Maroons fan.
It matters eternally. You should look into that. Everyone will stand before the righteous Judge, the Creator. He offers freedom and eternal life through His Son Jesus. Those who reject His Son reject that freedom and eternal life. Free will has a price. Choose wisely.
@Huck 3: All that Jesus propaganda only matters if you’re Christian. But we’re not all Christian. You should look into THAT. Remember that Jesus was a nepo baby, and it’s easy to start a new religion when God is your dad.
True Huck 3, and the chances that someone like steve cohen has (truly) embraced Him or ever will are practically zero. steve cohen has clearly surrendered his soul for the pursuit of money and he is in all likelihood irredeemable at this point. Just another low-life “crypto” creep who has spent almost the past half century obsessively pursuing money at all cost, while constantly treating people like trash for his amusement along the way. steve cohen is garbage.
@Ace: I see you bought into the whole Christian myth as well. Figures.
@Blue Baron, You can say anything you want. The God of all this universe isn’t bothered by your opinion of Him. Of course it had to be “propaganda” you say – then tell us why would 10 of his disciples die horribly because they wouldn’t recant their faith in Him? And Paul did the same, and so have many, many, many over the centuries. I don’t have to look into alternate ways of believing. I tried many of them in my youth. Only one satisfies my soul – Jesus is Lord! One one person, one man, one God, died for my sins. He died for yours too. That’s why it is such a horrible thing to pass on having rejected the offer of salvation that God died to offer you. And He rose again to eternal life, which He shares with those who confess with their mouths that Jesus is Lord and believe in their hearts that He was raised from the dead. Free will is yours. Eternal life with the Creator of all good things can be too.
He can still repent, Ace. Maybe he will.
We’re not all Christian and don’t share your beliefs. That’s all there is to it. Quit proselytizing.
What a hypocritical request. You are proselytizing, pushing your world view, but I can’t? Shame on you! I will speak the truth, the Truth! “I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” – Jesus
One example of you proselytizing: “@Ace: I see you bought into the whole Christian myth as well. Figures.”
Calling belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus a myth supports your world view. That’s proselytizing. You did, you do, and I will too.
Because I believe it was a myth. That’s why me and mine observe Pesach and not Good Friday and Easter. If Judaism is my world view, so be it and I proudly wear the Star of David. One person’s truth is another’s myth.
Too many of my ancestors were forced by yours to either sublimate their beliefs or die. Let’s agree to disagree and leave it at that.
@Blue Baron, I respect the Jewish faith, and have had Jewish friends since childhood. The Holocaust was appalling, and I am disgusted by all those who deny it happened. Like you, I am also bothered by all the words and actions taken against Jewish people in the name of Christianity. The enemy of God is the enemy of both Jews and Christians first (I am not including those who are of either faith in name only), and the enemy of all mankind second. He hates the image of God in us, and all he wants to do is kill and destroy, Jews and Christians first.
Those evil words and actions would never be the words or actions of Christ Jesus. He was born a Jew, lived a holy life as a Jew, keeping all the Torah commandments and all the holy days, and He was crucified and died as a Jew. He never turned His back on the Chosen people, before He died or after He rose again. He is still Jewish. He did not renounce His Judaism. I worship a Jewish God. Yeshua is the True Passover Lamb. That’s why He had to die, for the forgiveness of our sins. And God raised Him back to life.
You are very wrong that it’s a myth. I ask you to read all of Isaiah, especially chapters 52 and 53, and then deeply consider who he was describing. Who could bear the sins of the world but God? Who can forgive them but God? Your Scriptures (they are mine too, I just also include that which follows yours) describe two Messiahs, a suffering Messiah and a conquering King Messiah. They are the same person, with thousands of years between each time He reveals Himself. He came as the suffering Messiah first, He will return as the conquering King soon.
The Scriptures that describe the Covenant of grace that I am under teach me that I am like a wild olive branch grafted in to the root of Abraham, therefore I am also a descendant of the faith of Abraham. I truly believe that true Christianity is Jewish, and not a new religion.
God bless you!
I don’t think it’s Cohen, it’s the brain dead baseball personnel he hired. Eppler is no GM. Doesn’t even belong managing my 4 yr old’s T-ball team. Incompetence and Mets go together like peanut butter and jelly.
@icantstandyous Eppler is there precisely because he was a sub-mediocrity with no real future in any FO after his performance with the Angels. Now he fronts for the Mets’ real GM, Steve Cohen, handles the paperwork, offers advice, then goes back to his office while Cohen makes the significant decisions.
Steve Cohen is Jeff Wilpon, if Bernie Madoff had been the real deal. This is what the Mets would have looked like had the Wilpons made billions off Madoff, kept the Mets, and had a literal fortune to spend. It would be thumbs down, last minute lunges at ancient superstars at $43m a pop, last minute realizations that none of the prospects could actually play the field…
@JackStrawb: The larger, more salient point is that you’re a judgmental horse’s butt who has no idea what you’re talking about.
@Ace_ The key point there isn’t that Cohen is the owner. It’s that he’s the de facto GM, as well, and his consigliere, unbelievably, is Billy Eppler.
If Cohen was merely the owner and had announced at the end of last season he was willing to go to $360 million AND had an actual GM in place, the Mets would be far better off today.
Heck, if he’d had an actual GM in place when he bought the team, a reasonable expectation since he’d known he was buying it for at least two years, the pitching available in the 2020-21 offseason was far superior to what he’s got now, Andres Giminez and Amed Rosario would be manning 2B and SS, Giminez would be signed to a long deal for 1/3 of what Lindor is getting, on and on.
They might win a WS, but how quickly most have forgotten that Cohen’s 2020 season would have fit in perfectly with the worst of the Wilpon years.
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“…essentially freely available.” I love MLBTR, man…I really do.
Man, some takes on here are so entertaining.
The Mets want to be the Braves soo bad.
Yeah. Not a day goes by we don’t want to trade the farm for Ozuna.
Mets sure miss Seth Lugo
2-0 as a SP 1.38 ERA 1.00 Whip 13 IP 12 SOs Ouch
@Rob yes we do… we miss Lugo, Stroman, deGrom and anybody else that isn’t with us anymore but was in the past that’s currently doing well. I guess.
Seth Lugo was very special really valuable for the Mets.
New Seth can’t replace him unfortunately. Lol
Stroman the pitcher is very good while Stroman the person not so much. He has me blocked on Twitter and nobody else does that. Lol
@Rob well that means we have something in common, he has me blocked as well. Some people don’t like the truth. Reality is too harsh for some, unfortunately.
Yeah. He grew up in Medford NY.
I lived in Patchogue, which is next door. But he’s a tool.
Not familiar with those areas on South Shore of LI but I pass through there en route to Hamptons but never stop there.
Ahhhh… 27/27A. The memories.
Did you say something about his hair?
That got Bob Brenly dam near fired.
It’s two starts, dude. He had several good/great starts with the Mets, too, but more often, he was not good as a starter. His 2020 season had a few really good starts and some atrocious ones leading to a 6+ ERA as a starter.
I know you’re obsessed with bashing the Mets but pump the brakes. Lugo is/was not irreplaceable. They replaced him with Curtiss and instead of signing Lugo to start, they went after Verlander and Senga. Seth Lugo isn’t going to make or break the Mets.
But Seth Lugo was very special really valuable for the Mets.
Don’t you understand?
Hey Rob! Fwiw, I like Seth–I really do, but I also give him at most 10 starts before he starts compensating for the pain and goes off the rails.
Hope I’m wrong, but…
Mets FO is poor at talent evaluation many examples from Dan Murphy, Justin Turner, et. al. Letting Seth Lugo go will be another one of those especially with the state of affairs with Mets pitching.
Just a note:
Where is Francisco Lindor promised gift to Jeff McNeil? Is he a man who keeps promises, who can be trusted?
How do you know Lindor hasn’t delivered?