Tag: Oliver Perez

The Ballad of Oliver and John

An article by posted on May 12, 2010 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I suggested that the Mets pitching staff’s overperformance could result in a hat-tipping to Dan Warthen, who may be deceivingly quiet. By “deceiving,” I mean he is not a flashy pitching coach, people rarely ever heard of him before he came to the Mets although he does have a bit of […]

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What Can The Mets Do With Ollie?

An article by posted on May 11, 2010 0 Comments

Coming into Spring Training there was a lot of positive buzz on Oliver Perez.  Besides new facial hair he had been working out in Arizona for months getting in shape and trying to work on his pitches.  Perez arrived in excellent shape, a complete 180 from the year before.  People who follow the team on […]

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Time To Give Oliver Perez His Walking Papers

An article by posted on May 10, 2010 0 Comments

Oliver Perez took the mound today against the National League’s best starter, Tim Lincecum. Sometimes in a matchup like this, you’ll see some mediocre pitchers unfortunate enough to be in this matchup, at least elevate their performance somewhat. That wouldn’t be the case for Ollie as he delivered one of his worst performances of the […]

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What Would Keith Do… About Oliver Perez?

An article by posted on May 10, 2010 0 Comments

“We- players, writers, fans- talk about the importance of the little things and getting the breaks and clutch pitching and hitting, but sometimes I wonder whether the truth isn’t more simple. The main difference between the winners and losers? Winning.” Keith Hernandez from his novel If At First… The wisdom of Keith Hernandez whether on […]

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The Mets Pitching Staff Has Been Good For Nothing

An article by posted on April 27, 2010 0 Comments

Yes, you did read the title correctly. Over the past week and a half, Mets pitchers have indeed been good for nothing, meaning they’ve been good enough to hold the opposition to practically nothing on the scoreboard. Pitching was not supposed to be the strong point of the 2010 Mets. After all, the Mets’ starting […]

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Mets Bullpen Falters, Lose 4-3 to Cardinals

An article by posted on April 17, 2010 0 Comments

Despite a 9th inning rally, the Mets wasted a great outing by Oliver Perez, losing 4-3 to the Cardinals Game Notes Oliver Perez went to the hill and pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings, walking three, giving up four hits as well as striking out four. This was the best Perez has looked in quite some […]

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If Momentum Is Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher, Mets Have None…

An article by posted on April 14, 2010 0 Comments

John Maine’s outing last evening brought out concern from the manager. He’s not the only one, is he Met Nation? Because of the high pressure and microscope the Mets currently operate under and the fact they don’t have anything of note SP wise on the farm, they really don’t have much latitude or depth to […]

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A Rotation Only Omar Could Love

An article by posted on April 11, 2010 0 Comments

I asked this question the other day while on Twitter, with Jenrry Mejia in the bullpen, Nelson Figueroa in Philly, and no major league ready pitching prospects on call, who would be the Mets’ first choice to replace an injured or under-performing starter? Kelvim Escobar, Hisanori Takahashi and Fernando Nieve were the most popular answers I […]

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The pressure is kind of off

An article by posted on April 7, 2010 0 Comments

Sure, we’re all thrilled that the Mets continued their Opening Day dominance on Monday with a win over the Marlins to start the 2010 season.  It was a very complete performance with Johan Santana, Fernando Nieve and K-Rod holding the Marlins to one run; and our hitters, starting with David Wright belting a first-inning two-run […]

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An Optimistic Mets Fan Faces The Hard Truth

An article by posted on April 2, 2010 0 Comments

You may have noticed that I have not written much in recent weeks.  It’s simply because I’ve had little to say.  And as spring training winds down, I am left shocked and speechless, with my mouth wide open.  It’s sad but true.  I am extremely discouraged on the state of the 2010 Mets. All winter […]

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