All that said, sometimes a decision is so boneheaded that it just can't be ignored: case in point, the handling of Jenrry Mejia last year..... Mejia should have been in Double-A last year working on his slider. It is to his credit that he wasn't totally overmatched in the majors, although his rough K/BB ratio shows that he wasn't ready for the competition.I'm not worried about Mejia's health, any more than I am with any young pitcher. The Mets jerked him around, moved him to a new role, and then tried to stretch him out to start mid-season with an unusual accelerated program. I'm more concerned about the development of his off-speed pitches, which of course, Jerry Manuel famously told him not to throw in the big leagues and his command of his fastball and cutter variants.
Where does Mejia stand now? I still like him; if he stays healthy I think he's going to be a very good, possibly excellent pitcher. But health IS a question; his season ended early with a rhomboid strain in his shoulder blade. We will have to see how the new regime handles him.