First, I think we can all admit Adkins has not pitched well this spring, and that was before today’s first inning. However, he’s a veteran and has had success, and there exists the chance he can work his problems out.
Second, I think we can all admit the Mets have some pitching problems, both in the rotation and in the bullpen.
Based on performance, Adkins shouldn’t be here and Joe Smith should. However, Adkins is out of options and with the way pitching is these days, he probably won’t clear.
If they option Smith and keep Adkins both will be in the organization. If they release Adkins and keep Smith, then they probably will keep one.
One or two? I don’t think there’s much of a decision.