Tag: pitching

Is There Something Wrong With Johan?

An article by posted on April 14, 2010 0 Comments

As of right now Johan Santana will be pitching once again on 6 days rest which gives him an extra day off.  Normally this would be a good thing but Johan is not a typical pitcher.  For some reason Johan has trouble pitching on extra rest.  It’s somewhat dumbfounding but that is the case with […]

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Mets Should Look To Other Ohio Team For Help…

An article by posted on April 13, 2010 0 Comments

Last seasons’ wounds haven’t healed.  Yet, sitting around discussing the current issues with this current incarnation of the NY Mets with some friends has revealed not panic, but apathy… Willie Harris catch has robbed us of a .500 start, but, more importantly, Johan Santana’s lack of velocity this past Sunday and really for quite some […]

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Omar Minaya Was “Unprepared” For Aroldis Chapman

An article by posted on April 13, 2010 0 Comments

On Sunday, 20-year old Aroldis Chapman, who signed a six-year, $30.25-million contract with the Cincinnati Reds, made his first start for Class-AAA Louisville Bats. It was an electrifying debut for one who is sure to become baseball’s next big thing. Chapman’s fastball hit 101 mph on the radar gun and stayed in the high 90s throughout the […]

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(Almost) Half A Century In The Books: What Do You Think?

An article by posted on April 3, 2010 0 Comments

The cover of the 62 yearbook was fitting because we were the new team, the baby, of the National League. Along with the Houston Colt 45’s (later the Astros) this brought the total number of major league teams to 20. There were no divisions, no playoffs. You finished first. And you went to the World […]

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Pelfrey Should Try Re-Naming His Pitches

An article by posted on March 29, 2010 0 Comments

Remember in the classic baseball movie Major League 2, when Charlie Sheen’s character, Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn, had the hilarious habit of naming and re-naming each of the pitches in his arsenal? Including the new pitch he was working on that spring? Maybe Mike Pelfrey should consider naming his pitches beginning with his sinker, which I now […]

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Mike Pelfrey Keeps Sinking, Chris Carter Keeps Rising

An article by posted on March 22, 2010 0 Comments

Mike Pelfrey had another rough outing today as the Washington Nationals beat the Mets 7-5. Pelfrey allowed four home runs giving up two homers each to Ryan Zimmerman and Josh Willingham. Zimmerman hit a booming solo shot in the first and a two-run shot in the fifth, while Willingham had a solo shot in the second and […]

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Can Mets Pelfrey Ever Make It Big In NYC?

An article by posted on March 19, 2010 0 Comments

 Mike Pelfrey was at it again Wednesday, tantalizing Met teammates, management, fans and writers with his Grapefruit League performance against the Red Sox. ‘Big Pelf’ has seemingly been on the precipice of greatness since being drafted by the Mets in the 1st round, 9th overall, in 2005. But nearly five years later questions remain about […]

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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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