I debated writing this article because Rafael Montero is out for the entire season. I pulled half the data that I normally use before his injury, and figured I wouldn’t probably write about him for a year, so what the hell let’s just go with it.
Montero was incredibly frustrating last year. Once he got pulled into the rotation he started pitching well. Then he started being terrible again. WHICH MONTERO WOULD WE GET?!
This debate must have continued through the off-season as Robles and Montero survived the January cuts to the 40 man as intriguing players like Josh Smoker got cut. Someone in the organization was rooting for Montero.
Montero had a terrible spring. As the chorus of calls to cut him from the roster started to rise, Montero suffered a year ending injury thus saving the Mets from making a decision they’ve been reluctant to for years.
I still have hope for Montero, he shows just enough hope to keep me hooked.