Compare his performance as a starter and reliever in AAA this year.
Obviously, we're dealing with very, very small sample sizes which is a really good way to write something stupid about baseball.
However, moving Mejia to the bullpen was a move designed with a short-term payoff. The concept was that he would be able to transition to the bullpen and after a few weeks of polishing in Buffalo, be ready to help the big league team. After four relief appearances and nine days in the bullpen, that schedule certainly looks like it will need to be updated and delayed.
Somewhere, Jerry Manuel shakes his head at this future closer's performance.