With Lima Time! DFA'd, it looks like the Mets will look to Cuban import Alay Soler to fill Lima's spot in the rotation. Soler dominated High-A with St. Lucie and has been almost as impressive since his callup to AA Binghamton.
Lg ERA IP H R HR BB SO A+ 0.64 28.0 12 2 0 8 32 AA 2.75 19.2 16 6 0 3 22This is a much better idea than bringing up Mike Pelfrey, who similarly dominated High-A but has struggled since being called up to AA. He is going to be a stud in time, but he definitely needs some more time to develop his off-speed pitches. Soler is 26 years old and brings with him his experience from pitching in Cuba.
His peripherals this year in the minors are outstanding: in 47.2 combined innings he has struck out 54 batters while walking just 11 and not allowing a single ball to leave the yard. His hit rate in St. Lucie was absurdly low (just 12 in 28.0 innings), but if he can come anywhere near the 5-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio he has posted in the minors he should find success in the bigs.