From Rubin at ESPN, on Mejia: "Said another scout: 'The problem I have with it is there was no need to do it. At some point in time, it was like throwing Jerry a bone: ‘OK, you can have your one guy’ -- a ‘we’re-not-very-happy-about-this’ type of thing. I mean, there’s the experience of being there, but if they would have done it for a full year, I think they would have lost what kind of pitcher he was.'"
There is a clear storyline here, no heavy research required, which one would think the NY press would love to go after -- Jerry's short-term interests potentially actively harming a player. But you know, Jerry gives not just good quotes, but great quotes, so there is that.