It’s Biogenesis suspension day, everybody! And while Cesar Puello, also known as the one breakout position player the Mets had in the upper minor leagues this season, was suspended as expected, so was Jordany Valdespin, who was already suspended at Triple-A for his role in a bench-clearing brawl.
As I wrote here last month, there’s little reason to think Jordany Valdespin is a major league player. You want to add Biogenesis to the list that included calling Terry Collins baseball no-no name, and other such things, fine. But it’s not a case that needs circumstantial evidence. He’s a 59 OPS+ hitter in 2013, with no position.
The Puello thing is irritating for 2014, since by virtue of not being on the 40-man roster, his suspension will be measured through the minor league season, and carry over into the first 20-25 games of the 2014 season.
It’s cool, though. The Mets have “maybe the most productive outfield in baseball”, so where would Puello have even played, right?