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Mets: Rafael Montero’s time is up

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23: Rafael Montero
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23: Rafael Montero
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I couldn’t even wait until the end of the Mets/Yankees Spring Training game to end before writing this up. Rafael Montero needs to be DFA’d.

That’s it. There are no more chances for this guy. If that man is on the Opening Day roster I’m going to contact the Mets directly and ask for a detailed reason as to why. Because if he’s coming in late in Spring Training, and loading the bases, just imagine the damage he’ll do in a real game situation.

The man gave up three back to back to back singles. Followed by a walk. If this were any other pitcher, I would say: “Sure, let him work his way out of it.” But the Mets continue to act as though they’ve never seen Montero on the mound before. I have news for you. The man is not going to surprise. He’s going to do exactly what you’d think to throw the game away.

If you wanna chalk up that next run to Ty Kelly‘s fielding error, then fine. But that run never comes home if Montero doesn’t load the bases, to begin with. Ty Kelly won’t be our regular second baseman anyway. Montero, on the other hand, is still considered one of our “bullpen guys.”

And when the Mets finally decide to take him out and bring in Corey Taylor, he manages one out before giving up a nail in the coffin grand slam to Billy McKinney. If Montero never pitches, at the worst, that’s a solo shot.

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There’s no positive spin anyone can put on this. Montero is going to be a disaster if he is on this roster. I’ve joked in the past about the man having nine lives to spare. But I think if this game has shown us anything, it’s that he just used his last one.

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