The Mets have announced that they’d designated right-hander Dennis Santana for assignment and activated lefty reliever Brooks Raley from the 15-day injured list.
Santana, 27, had been added to the Mets’ roster earlier today for the first game of the day. The right-hander, who sported a career 5.22 ERA and 4.25 FIP coming into today’s game, pitched one scoreless inning against the Nationals this afternoon, allowing one hit and no walks while striking out one. The Mets will now have seven days to trade or waive Santana. If he clears waivers, the club can assign him outright to Triple-A, but Santana would have the right to reject such an assigment, as he has been assigned outright previously during his career.
Santana’s departure from the roster makes room for Raley, who the Mets acquired from the Rays this past offseason. Raley joined the Rays ahead of the 2022 season with a career ERA of 5.62 in 107 1/3 big league innings, but proved to be a revelation in Tampa last season, as the 34-year-old lefty dominated to the tune of a 2.68 ERA (136 ERA+) and 2.74 FIP in 53 2/3 innings of work. That performance caught the attention of the Mets, who swapped lefty Keyshawn Askew to the Rays in exchange for Raley’s services.
One could argue Raley got off to a shaky start in Queens, pitching to a 4.76 ERA with a 5.85 FIP in 11 1/3 innings of work. Those top-line numbers are somewhat deceiving, however, as four of Raley’s six earned runs were allowed in a single appearance against the Brewers, with twelve scoreless outings in fourteen appearances total this season. Raley was placed on the injured list with elbow inflammation at the end of April, and has been out of action ever since, leaving high leverage duties in the Mets bullpen primarily to David Robertson and Adam Ottavino. Raley seems likely to re-enter the late inning mix for the Mets going forward, if he can return to putting up scoreless outings going forward.
Steve Cohen has around 4 billion reasons to threaten NY with relocating the team if the city/state of NYC doesn’t pay for and build a new stadium for him by 2031 to replace the monstrosity that’s there now and that Steve is burdened with dealing with now.
Steve Cohen is mostly interested in building a casino in the Citifield Parking lot. This is his primary concern right now winning a bid to build on Flushing Meadows Park and to obtain a waiver of park rules to allow this. He is playing hardball with the politicians.
Citi Field is awesome, what are you talking about?
The airplanes annoy Uncle Steve, for one.
#8 is a known troll. Best to just Mute it (unless you are on the phone app where that feature doesn’t work right).
So Santana is the sole sacrifice for this transactional period?
He’s a pretty easy one to eliminate but there certainly should be several more. This is what happens when you don’t build a bullpen.
Unless he changes his evil ways
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Yeah Brooks Raley is totally going to save the day. We haven’t had a successful lefty reliever since Jerry Blevins (Aaron Loup had a really good one season with the Mets but he was never put in agaisnt a teams best hitter, they normally threw him out there again the 7,8,and 9 guys. Josh Hader was available last year and the clueless GM decided we didnt need him
The padres gave up their current closer one of their top prospects then some … so were you willing to give up diaz probably baty/alvarez and then some? Although just for fun what would your acceptable equivalent have been that the brewers would have accepted? Remember this isnt your copy of mlb the show … you cant force a trade of Stephen Nogosek for a Jost Hader you have to actually give up something the other team wants to get something you want. Otherwise we would have traded Nido for Realmuto, Locastro for Harper, etc etc. .
Also Hader was not a lefty specialist/reliever being acquired, the padres were acquiring a closer and can you tell me how well he did last year with the padres? From what i can see he was a worse than what we had in Joely. With that trade the team wouldnt have even made the playoffs. The only thing that would have happened is Eppler would have been actually fired and not on the seat for that deal (which im not against either).
The Padres gave up their 5th best prospect, which would of basically been Mark Veintos for the Mets. The Padres closer was also doing terrible, Taylor Rogers. They got Josh Hader for a year and a half for practically nothing. Josh Hader would have been the ultimate setup guy for Diaz. With Diaz being hurt this year, Hader could of been our closer, allowing for Robertson and Ottavino to help with the 6th, 7th, and 8th innings in which the Mets have been struggling all year. Don’t defend the worst GM in all of sports. His idea of getting a lights out reliever for a playoff run is Mychal Givens
The bullpen is the least of the Mets’ problems right now. It’s been pretty strong lately. The starters with all of their injuries have been a mess. The latest starts of Verlander and Scherzer have been encouraging, though. The real problem has been the offense. Even in the last two victories, all of the offense came in one inning. Granted that one inning in the full Sunday game had eight runs, but still they need to give their staff more run support in general.
Or, more likely, if they had Hader they wouldn’t have signed Robertson, which would have left them in the same situation they are now. Why don’t you credit Epler for signing Robertson, anyway? Doesn’t fit your narrative, I guess.
I never said i wanted eppler and been against him since the Ruf trade and even ended my post saying im not opposed to getting rid of him. You also never mentioned what your realistic trade was.
Even if it is not Diaz at minimum Ottavino is going back because they needed a closer and Otto would have been next in line. So you are now trading a very good setup guy who played well in for a pitcher that got blown up in a weaker division to be the anchor to your closer?
When comparing what rogers vs hader was for 2022 at the time of the trade. You might be able to slide a piece of paper in between them because they were not very far off in pretty much every category. So by your own measures Hader was doing terrible too.. You would have been better arguing what he did in the past than last season.
The padres traded 2 of their top 10 prospects in Gasser and Ruiz where Ruiz was a top 25 prospect per fan graphs and baseball america at the time and was set to be their CF right away along with their almost as good closer and an upside pitcher in Lamet who ended up being better than hader too.
IF they had Hader do you think the mets would have signed Robertson, Ottavino AND Diaz back especially with the Padres and others needing a closer since Rogers was a free agent?
You’re making too much sense. Logic gets in the way of LFGMets complaining.
Thanks. Still cant believe LFGMets admitted how bang up a job they think Eppler doing below. I would say differently but i guess they are a huge fan of him. I wouldnt be surprised if they had a custom Eppler jersey made at this point.
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We need a new hitting coach. This really is not acceptably Team is going nowhere
Eric Chavez did an amazing job as hitting coach last year. Steve Cohen and Billy EFFler decided to make him bench coach and replace him with a no name. Awful organization, it starts from the top
So you demote people for doing an amazing job? because Chavez got promoted to bench coach and Chavez’s assistant hitting coach last year who also was part of that amazing job (and was being sought after by other teams to be their hitting coach because that amazing season by your standards) was promoted to hitting coach.
Also do i see you acknowledging how amazing of a move Eppler did of stealing Chavez away from the Yankees one month after he signed a deal with the Yankees to be the hitting coach? LFGMets has finally admitted to being an Eppler fan with this post unlike us true met fans who thinks he should go. I never thought i would see the day.
Steve Cohen got Chavez here, it had nothing to do with Silly Eppler
“Chavez has had a close relationship with Mets general manager Billy Eppler since last decade, when Eppler helped him progress as a young Yankees executive. When Eppler moved on to become GM of the Angels, he brought Chavez with him as a special assistant. He also interviewed Chavez for the team’s managerial vacancy following the 2018 season”. …. per MLB.com when Chavez got hired as hitting coach.
So the fact Eppler brought Chavez with him everywhere he went for basically the last decade had absolutely nothing to do with him getting hired with the mets as a hitting coach especially considering Chavez really had no official coaching experience and was hired as the assistant with the yankees and not the actual coach before being hired as the coach with the Mets?
With your logic, then you really cant blame Eppler for any of the moves because Cohen got them here not Eppler. Here i thought Eppler was to blame for some of the worst moves in mets history it was actually Cohen. Wow look at you taking the blame away from Eppler even more. You really do love Eppler dont you. You heard it here first LFGMets wants us to keep Eppler here for as long as he wants to be here.