Tag: pitching

Should Mets Sign John Smoltz?

An article by posted on March 15, 2010 0 Comments

Please don’t hold my pessimism against me. Usually I’m a “glass is half-full” kind of guy, but the 2010 Mets are essentially relying on the same starting rotation they had last year as it’s been painfully told and shown to us all winter long. Johan Santana, Mike Pelfrey, John Maine, Oliver Perez and perhaps either […]

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Mets Fans Everywhere: Way Too Soon To Panic

An article by posted on March 14, 2010 0 Comments

Here it is, one day before “The Ides of March” and the so called pundits as well as the vast majority of the Mets faithful are in full panic mode and have come to bury Caesar long before the body is cold. Come on everybody, 2009 was officially over on Oct 3rd or if you […]

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Does Anybody Want The Fifth Spot Besides Figueroa?

An article by posted on March 11, 2010 0 Comments

With all the talk about #2 through #4 of the rotation for the Amazins, the 5th spot is as up in the air as an Ike Davis homerun. There are arguably about three or four pitchers contending for the spot. After a tenuous 2009, a clear message is being sent to everyone not named Santana […]

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Johan Will Be Fine, Mets…. Not So Much?

An article by posted on March 10, 2010 0 Comments

Watching Johan Santana’s understandably horrific spring training debut yesterday, something dawned in this Mets fans head.  No, there is no fear whatsoever that Johan is a different pitcher post-op, in fact, quite the contrary.  Based on his velocity and arm slot, I am positive he will have a monster year.  The reason I have absolutely […]

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Bringing Mejia North Would Be A Huge Mistake

An article by posted on March 6, 2010 0 Comments

Jenrry Mejia has been very impressive so far this spring. The twenty year old phenom threw 2 and 1/3 perfect innings for the Mets on Friday in their 4-3 loss to the Marlins. Mejia showed dominating stuff while striking out four. Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that Jerry Manuel said the following […]

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Nelson Figueroa Gets No Respect

An article by posted on March 4, 2010 0 Comments

Many people would characterize Nelson Figueroa as a very good AAA player.  He can start or relieve, help the team win some games, and fill up seats in the minor league ballpark.  Nelson is probably looking at this kind of scenario again in 2010; one in which he starts the season in the minors, then […]

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Mental Hurdle In Philadelphia, Major Challenge Facing Mets Squad

An article by posted on March 2, 2010 0 Comments

If you’re as geographically fortunate as me and spend 5-6 months annually battling numb fingertips, sub-zero temperatures and a deprivation of sports involving grass, this is an adrenaline inducing time of year.  Signs of spring are bountiful, undeniably so;  It’s time to put your hockey sticks and snowboards away and yank out that decrepit, oil […]

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You Can Cross Throwing Strikes Off The To-Do List

An article by posted on February 22, 2010 0 Comments

Marty Noble at MLB.com posted some great news this weekend and it seems that the Mets are going to make throwing strikes a top priority this spring with the hope that it carries over to the regular season come Opening Day. At least we now know why the Mets walked the second most batters in the majors […]

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Time For Pitchers And Catchers! (And Catchers…And Catchers…)

An article by posted on February 18, 2010 0 Comments

There are three words every baseball fan loves to hear.  They bring us back to the time when we were kids and just wanted to have a catch with our friends.  They provide warmth in our hearts and minds during an otherwise cold winter.  They provide us with a sense of anticipation that the next […]

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Jenrry Mejia Tops Another Mets Prospect List

An article by posted on February 13, 2010 0 Comments

         Kevin Goldstein revealed his Top 11 Mets Prospects on Thursday for Baseball Prospectus. Like some of the prospects lists we’ve seen already, the top pick is once again Jenrry Mejia. Here is what Kevin had to say about the 20-year old uber-prospect. “It’s rare to find a fastball with plus-plus velocity and movement, […]

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