Should the Mets Give John Maine Another Chance?

An article by posted on January 28, 2011

Before i go on with the post, i want to apologize for not posting a lot this week.  I am currently recovering from a severe case of strep throat, so it hasn’t been a good week for me. 

John Maine was one of the Mets top starters heading into 2010, behind Johan, and Mike Pelfrey.  But, during the middle of the season, John Maine started having issues.  Not just with injuries, but with Jerry Manuel.  Remember the argument between Jerry and John about the decision of being pulled from a game? After one pitch!

After the incident, John Maine would eventually end up being placed on the 15 day disabled list, never come back, and then was non-tendered in December, presumably ending his tenure with the Mets. 

Should we give John Maine one more chance?  The Mets are going to need at least another starter or two for insurance in case newbies Chris Young or Chris Capuano go down with an injury for an extended period of time.  If Maine can prove to the Mets that he is healthy, and is throwing like the old John Maine, then I think the Mets should consider giving him another shot. Why not? 

John Maine was on his way to being a productive player until the injuries derailed him. 

He is now showcasing his arm for some teams and a few of them liked what they saw and are very interested including the Phillies.

Sandy Alderson recently said the he was “pretty much done” with acquisitions, so maybe this is now a non-issue, but I’m thinking it might be worth a second look.

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