Where in the world is Luis Guillorme? The 23 year old defensive wiz is in Florida for the off season because the Mets didn’t give him a September call up. Jack Reinheimer, a 26 year old utility player got the call up instead.
Guillorme finished his final 12 minor league games with a slash of .372/.440/.581. But that wasn’t enough to get the expanded roster call up, especially in a lost season. This move makes no sense.
The Mets are still rolling with fan favorite Jose Reyes as their utility player even though his future remains unclear with the team. September calls ups in a lost season is the perfect time to prepare for 2019 and see what you have out of these young kids.
Maybe if Guillorme was called up he would put his defensive attributes on display and win a late inning defensive sub in role for the 2019 season. Maybe if Peter Alonso was a September call up (or called up way before that) he could win a position on the MLB roster in 2019. Or maybe he would even get a feel for the pace of play in the MLB and gain knowledge from MLB stars about handling first base. Imagine we had a first basemen playing first and our right fielder playing right field. Mind Blown.
It’s sad how poorly this organization has handled their prospects. Brandon Nimmo wasn’t supposed to be a starter. They considered sending Michael Conforto down this season. Amed Rosario has gotten too many days off this season and his “mentor” Jose Reyes has started over him. Dominic Smith has played left field with little practice when most of his career has been at first base.
I am going to be honest here, I am not excited for the 2019 season. The Mets wasted their opportunity to see what their prospects have for the future. The front office says they are prepared to win next season but that is a joke. Why? You cant let your future rot in the minors while letting mediocre/ washed up guys get starts in the majors especially when the Mets season was over since June.