With the promotions, there has to be some roster shake-ups along the way. Here is Binghamton Mets manager Wally Backman talking about the new additions and other roster moves (via Press Connects):
On Harvey- Harvey is a starter -- major league arm, major league stuff; big time. He's can throw 95, 96, with a great breaking ball, great changeup. He's the real deal.The article also reveals that LHP Eric Niesen and RHP Brandon Sage will be headed down to St. Lucie. Niesen is 0-5 with a 7.94 ERA, and Sage is 1-1 with a 7.65 ERA for Bignhamton this season.
On Den Dekker- Den Dekker can really play the outfield. He'll move into center field, and (Raul) Reyes will move to right. He (den Dekker) will hit at the top of the order.
On Brad Holt- Now (Bradley) Holt moves to the bullpen. He's been wild as a starter. Maybe being able to use him more often than once every fifth day, he'll be better in short stints.
Cole Frenzel, the Mets 7th round draft pick, has some revealing things to say about his contract negotiations (via DailyWildcat.com):
Right now, I haven't signed. I'm asking over slot money for the round I was drafted — I think slot is $125,000 and I'm asking a lot more than that — so I'm waiting for them to get it approved to offer me what they're going to offer me. After they get it approved, I'll either take that and go play pro ball, and if I don't like it I'll just come back to school.
Chad Zurcher, the Mets 31st round draft pick from the University of Memphis, talks about getting a chance to start his professional career started in Kingsport, Tennessee. Zurcher is a native of Tennessee (via Tricities Sports):
The Mets called me after the draft and asked if would take this and go play in Kingsport to start with. I was like 'Kingsport, Tennessee?' When they said yes, I was like ‘Where do I sign?'