Tag: Francisco Rodriguez

Breaking Down The Mets Bullpen: Bobby Parnell

An article by posted on 22/11/2009 0 Comments

Prior to the 2009 season, Bobby Parnell knew that he was, by no means, guaranteed to make the Opening Day roster. Nonetheless, he worked hard and pitched very well in Spring Training, which him earned a spot on the 25-man roster. His role with the team was supposed to be the seventh inning bridge to […]

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Breaking Down The Mets Bullpen: Pedro Feliciano

An article by posted on 10/11/2009 0 Comments

Through all the twists and turns the New York Mets have taken over the past four years, one factor has always remained constant. That particular factor is relief pitcher, Pedro Feliciano. Feliciano, who has been a mainstay in the Mets bullpen since his second tour of duty with the team began in 2006, has proven […]

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Breaking Down The Mets Bullpen: J.J. Putz

An article by posted on 02/11/2009 0 Comments

As I had mentioned in my previous post, it has been nearly a year since the Mets acquired J.J. Putz from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a bevy of players. When they acquired the hard throwing righty, the Mets envisioned having a proven closer that could fill in the closer’s role if needed. However, […]

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How About Brandon Lyon Setting Up K-Rod?

An article by posted on 20/10/2009 0 Comments

Yesterday, Joe D posted a blog suggesting that picking up J.J. Putz’s option would be a waste of money.  I happen to agree with his position.  Putz’s option is way too much for a man who has been a shadow of himself due to various injuries.  There are other less expensive options the Mets could […]

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Mets Aren’t The Only Team That Peaked In 2006

An article by posted on 19/10/2009 0 Comments

Three years ago today, Carlos Beltran got a good look at an Adam Wainwright curveball and the Cardinals went on to the 2006 World Series.  (I have spared my fellow Mets fans from having to see that picture by showing you a photo of Beltran hitting a home run against the Cardinals instead.)  After that […]

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It’s Been All Down Hill For Frankie Rodriguez

An article by posted on 02/10/2009 0 Comments

So much for revamping the bullpen last off season… J.J. Putz – 2 thumbs down… Sean Green – 1 1/2 thumbs down (I sliced half my thumb off on a slicing machine when I worked at the deli. Not!) Frankie Rodriguez – You tell me? According to Newsday, Francisco Rodriguez became the first pitcher since […]

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Let’s Party! Mets Clinch Fourth Place In 6-2 Victory

An article by posted on 20/09/2009 0 Comments

It was inevitable, but after some tense moments in the ninth inning that required the help of Francisco Rodriguez, the Mets finally did it.  They clinched fourth place in the National League East with their 6-2 victory over the Washington Nationals.  There were no mounted police present, making it easy for jubilant fans to run […]

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Tim Redding: Streakbuster! Mets Swat Nats 3-2

An article by posted on 19/09/2009 0 Comments

For the second straight outing, Tim Redding gave up only one earned run.  Fortunately, he didn’t have to face Pedro Martinez this time around.  Redding’s mastery of the Nationals and some timely hitting by David Wright and Jeff Francoeur in the seventh inning helped the Mets snap their season-long six-game losing streak.  Today’s final score […]

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In a Way, Jeff Passan was Prophetic…

An article by posted on 18/09/2009 0 Comments

I just looked through some notes of mine from the start of the season, and found this article previewing the NL East by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.  Here is an excerpt of how he felt about the Mets heading into 2009: Two years, two chokes. The Mets have gotten good at this. And, sure, […]

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Murphy Lays Down The Law; Mets Win 4-2

An article by posted on 06/09/2009 0 Comments

It was the Murph and Pelf Show at Citi Field on Sunday as Daniel Murphy provided the offense and Mike Pelfrey gave the Mets (and himself) a much-needed strong pitching performance.  The one-two punch lifted the Mets to a 4-2 victory over the Cubs and gave them their first series victory in five weeks. The […]

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