Tag: bullpen

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200

An article by posted on April 15, 2009 0 Comments

As reported in the NY Post, former Mets relief pitcher Ambiorix Burgos is going to the pen – not the bullpen – after he was sentenced today to nine months behind bars for beating his girlfriend in a Queens hotel. Burgos, 24, was convicted in Queens supreme court last month of the September 2008 assault […]

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Two Very Disturbing Trends

An article by posted on April 11, 2009 0 Comments

Does four games provide you with enough data to start spotting trends? Probably not, but I’m going to do it anyway. Here are two very disturbing  trends… Pitchers Not Going Deep 1. Johan Santana - 5.2 innings pitched 2, Mike Pelfrey – 5.0 innings pitched 3. Oliver Perez – 4.1 innings pitched 4. John Maine – 5.0 […]

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Bullpen Not At Fault

An article by posted on April 11, 2009 0 Comments

After watching the game last night against the Florida Marlins one could say that the ending was a 2008 re-run.  John Maine pitched 5.0 innings, allowing 2 hits, both of which were solo home-runs.  He didn’t walk anyone and pitched a total of 83 pitches.  After Maine left the 5th inning Bobby Parnell and Sean […]

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Mets Bullpen Serves Notice To NL

An article by posted on April 7, 2009 0 Comments

When was the last time a Mets starter left the game in the middle of the sixth inning, handed the ball to the bullpen to protect a one run lead, and still come out out with a win? Are you drawing a blank? Let’s just agree that it’s been a long time. The Mets bullpen, masterfully […]

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The Times They Are A-Changin’

An article by posted on March 31, 2009 0 Comments

It’s almost that time of year again.  Baseball season is upon us and you can feel it in the air.  Last Spring all anyone can talk about was the collapse of 2007.  Johan Santana came over but that only dimmed the talk of the collapse.  The bullpen had question marks coming into the 2008 season […]

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Luis Castillo Wants To Win

An article by posted on March 28, 2009 0 Comments

In eight days, the Mets begin a new season with a new bullpen, a new bench, and a new fifth starter. All else remains the same for the most part, including at second base where Luis Castillo returns for the second year of his four year deal. Nobody could have thought that Castillo would be back in […]

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Bobby Parnell Draws Rave Reviews From Manuel

An article by posted on March 14, 2009

A longshot to make the team at first, Bobby Parnell may have suddenly thrust himself smack, dab in the middle of the pack of those relievers trying to carve out a role in the bullpen. Parnell has had an okay spring thus far, but yesterdays effort against the Detroit Tigers may have been his defining moment. […]

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Jerry Manuel Is So Much More Than A Gangsta

An article by posted on March 10, 2009

There are so many qualities I admire about Jerry Manuel, but the one I admire most is his ability to be forthright and tell it like it is. Unlike past Mets managers, I never get the feeling that Manuel is simply paying us lip service. Yesterday, he weighed in on Pedro Martinez and regardless of […]

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Out With Old And In With New

An article by posted on February 20, 2009

Here are some stunning pictures from CitiField taken this week. You can click on each image to view a larger picture. Thanks to Stadium Page for the new photos, and make sure you visit them to see even more shots of our new park.  With Shea Stadium gone, the focus now shifts to our new […]

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Mets Prospect: Brad Holt Is The Next Big Thing

An article by posted on February 13, 2009

Brad Holt has continued to impress ever since the Mets drafted him as a supplemental pick in the first round of the 2008 draft. This morning, Bart Hubbuch of the Post gives us another reason to be pumped up about the Mets prospect who is in St. Lucie for his first spring training. Right-hander Brad […]

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