New York Baseball Digest wonders if sending Jenrry Mejia to the minors is a signal the New York Mets might be willing to dangle the 20-year-old right-hander as trade bait.
Remember, it takes a while to develop as a starter and Mejia isn’t close to mastering pitches that would allow him to navigate lineups multiple times. He was less than impressive coming out of the bullpen the last three months. That makes we think his real value to the organization is trade bait, not as a contributor at the big league level.
I suppose this is possible. I can’t see the logic in giving up on a young arm like this for a rental, though.