New York Mets prospect Peter Alonso not-so-casually likes a tweet suggesting his employer should call him up to The Show.
Well, we know Peter Alsono isn’t alone.
On Monday, we found out one of the top New York Mets prospects on the farm feels ready for primetime as he liked a tweet suggesting his employer call him up to The Show.
The Mets citing defensive issues for not calling up Peter Alonso is cute, and also complete bullshit.
Don't get me wrong, his defense still needs work (he has worked very hard before and during season on this) but this is a team that plays poor defenders out of position daily.
— Michael Mayer (@mikemayerMMO) August 13, 2018
What’s frustrating for all involved is quite simple to observe. To witness a 51-67 baseball club continuously allow its most-ready top hitting prospect waste away in Las Vegas while he could be on showcase for the world to see is beyond infuriating—especially considering the non-move seems to be Rule 5 and/or financially driven.
The only report on record comes from Mike Puma of the New York Post who claims the Mets won’t call Alonso up until, at the very least, September. Though the rosters expand to 40 in September, Alonso isn’t currently on the 40 man.
This is the major holdup as Alonso doesn’t need to placed on the 40-man this offseason to protect from the Rule 5 Draft. However, by placing him on the 40, the Mets would then possess one fewer 40-man roster slot.
Alonso, 23, is currently hitting .314 with 15 home runs and 52 runs batted in on the season for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s.
Enough is enough. The one fewer roster spot on the 40 man is a small price to pay to have one of the organization’s top prospects gain valuable experience—over 40 games to close out the season.