The Mets demotion of Ike Davis turned into a mini-controversy not because of the demotion, but because of the disconnect with what they wanted and what Las Vegas manager Wally Backman expected. How does this affect Backman’s managerial prospects and what the Mets will do?
Andy Pettitte’s son was drafted by the Yankees in the 37th round. If he was a prospect, he’d have been drafted long before then and it probably wouldn’t have had to come down to the Yankees—the team for whom Andy Pettitte has starred—to do it.
How is MLB going to suspend anyone without a failed drug test? This is like Bud Selig trying to look less cadaverous with a new suit when he announces the names during the MLB draft: it won’t help much, if at all.