Friday, December 12, 2014

Mayberry Jr. to play for the Mets in '15

John Mayberry Jr. leaving the confines of Toronto for New York in '15

A signing by the New York Mets will have John Mayberry Jr. coming back to Philadelphia to not play for the Phillies again, but he will be in a Mets uniform as the Metropolitans picked up Mayberry pending a physical.

Now the fans in New York will have a nice chance to see the ex-Phillies player who we expected to do a lot better in his career, but never blossomed into that semi-star that perhaps a few tweaks to his game he could have been.

John Mayberry Jr and Domonic Brown were touted as being the next big stars that the Phillies would cultivate from their own farm system, but neither one really took off, although Brown did find his swing briefly and started hitting home runs faster than Ryan Howard for a short time a few seasons ago.

Ruben Amaro Jr. and John Mayberry are both alumni from Stanford University, and that's what a lot of people said helped keep Mayberry on the Phillies roster through his tougher times in his early career.

If Mayberry can get back to his double digit home runs that he has hit in 3 seasons in a row from 2011-2013, he'll be a welcome addition to that Mets team. 

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