There’s no doubt Jon Adkins has been underwhelming, but there’s a better than even chance he’ll stick simply because he’s out of options. Usually, that’s not the best reason to keep a player, but it is prudent regarding the Mets for the following:
-Despite not pitching well, Adkins has had success on the major league level, and considering the potential for problems in the Mets’ rotation, which in turn drains the bullpen, a veteran arm isn’t something to toss out.
-Juan Padilla is coming off surgery, so he’s not a given.
-Who out there is completely sold on Ambiorix Burgos? I didn’t think so.
It makes sense to keep Adkins around by sending out a player with options or putting somebody on the DL. Sooner or later, they could need him, and there’s always the chance he can work out his problems.