As far as the Mets are concerned April is now over and they find themselves in 4th place with a 9-12 record, closer to last place than first. Not exactly the beginning we all envisioned after overhauling our bullpen and adding a few role players to our bench. In 2008 the Mets found themselves at 14-12, 15-9 in 2007, and they finished the month with a 16-8 record in 2006. Notice any trends? The last time the […]
The Daily News reports that Nelson Figueroa has decided to re-sign with the organization after testing free agency by refusing a minor-league assignment earlier in the week. Apparently, sometimes the best opportunity is where they know and like you, even if he was abruptly designated for assignment to make room for a second lefty reliever, Casey Fossum, after Figueroa allowed three runs in six innings against the Brewers on Sunday. I know that Figueroa is […]
Newsday is reporting that Mike Pelfrey will not make his scheduled start Sunday against the Brewers because of right forearm tendinitis. Shortly after the Mets beat the Brewers, 5-4, on Friday, they announced that Nelson Figueroa will be Pelfrey’s replacement and that Darren O’Day had been designated for assignment to make room on the roster.The plan is for Pelfrey to miss only one start, be available out of the bullpen in an emergency this week […]
Jerry Manuel has confirmed that Mike Pelfrey will indeed skip his scheduled start on Sunday to rest his forearm. However, he remains tight-lipped about who will start in his place. I had surmised that starter to be Nelson Figueroa and it looks like that’s exactly who the Mets will call up despite the National Security implications of admitting to it. Figueroa was 3-3 with a 4.57 ERA in 16 games for the Mets last season. […]
The Mets have yet to make a decision regarding Mike Pelfrey and his upcoming start on Sunday. Pelfrey said yesterday, that he wants to pitch and that he’s not concerned about the forearm. Jerry Manuel remains non-committal either way, and most have surmised that the decision has already been made to skip his start on Sunday. Until an official announcement is made, it still can go either way. Can somebody please assure me that I […]
Hopefully, the Mets are playing it safe and will allow Mike Pelfrey to rest rather than pitch on Sunday. In a post I made this morning, I suggested that the Mets call up Nelson Figueroa and let him pitch until Mike Pelfrey is 100% pain free and has no further soreness in his forearm. I wrote in a comment to Adam: The Mets should just shelve Pelfrey for 2 weeks, and use Nelson Figueroa for […]
Only two starts into his new role as the Mets number two starter, a role many warned might lead to a unwise workload in only his second full season, Mike Pelfrey is already ailing with what is being called forearm tendinitis. The Mets have long considered Mike Pelfrey, a former first round pick, a prized possession, but when Pelfrey complained of a stiff forearm in spring training, the Mets solution was to keep trotting him […]
Gary Sheffield is expected to start in right field for the first time this season. He enters the game with 499 homeruns and may mark the first memorable Mets moment at Citi Field if he hits number 500 at Shea tonight. I’m not exactly sure how to feel about that, but if it’s a game winning homer than bring it on. Who knows what we can expect from Oliver Perez when he takes the mound […]
If you’re talking about his stature and his 6’7″ frame, than by all accounts Mike Pelfrey has earned the nickname of “Big Pelf”. However, if the word “big” is supposed to be indicative of his performance level when he takes the mound, well I’m not buying it. Not yet anyway. The Mets must have bought into the hype when they decided Pelfrey was big enough to be a number two starter on a team that […]
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