After Dillon Gee’s trip to the DL, the Mets need help in their rotation. For the time being they have decided to make Miguel Batista spot start until Gee is ready to return. With Batista being slotted into the starting rotation, the Mets have called up LHP Josh Edgin from AAA Buffalo to replace him in the bullpen.
Edgin impressed during spring training and nearly made the team despite being completely under the radar before the start of spring ball. The lefty earned himself a place on AAA this season, boasting a 3.89 ERA with a record of 3-2 in 35 games. He previously did not play higher than A ball before the start of 2012 but he is now viewed as one of the best prospects in the Mets organization.
He throws a hard fastball and slider, and he will surely give the Mets help in the bullpen by adding a second left-hander to Terry Collins’ ‘pen. Edgin will join the team Friday in Atlanta and get his first taste of major league competition against division rivals at Turner Field.
Edgin really impressed me during spring training and now I am excited to see what he can do in the majors. The team really needs a second lefty in the bullpen and he seems to be a good fit. Edgin will get the first crack at solving the bullpen issue. If he does not perform, then the Mets will try to make a trade to bolster their bullpen. It is nice to see the Mets use their farm system this season instead of going out to sign old washed up players like they have in the past. Give the young kids a try! Maybe Edgin will turn out to be a Johnny Venters or Eric O’Flaherty.