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Yes, I know it was only one game after so many bad ones, but it was encouraging to watch Mike Pelfrey last night against Houston. One run on three hits in 6.1 innings. I’ll take that every time.
PELFREY: Tired of seeing this perplexed look.
By his own admission, Pelfrey said this could be a make-or-break season for him. If he has another one like last year, he could see the Mets cutting ties with him. They’ve already bounced that around in passing this spring, but realistically had no other choice but to keep him.
He had a bum ankle earlier in camp, but his arm seems fine. He has experience. He’s been successful at times. He has a reasonable salary ($5.68 million). He’s young enough to turn it around. There have been a lot of late bloomers in the sport (Nolan Ryan and Sandy Koufax come to mind). While not saying he has the potential of either, two summers ago he had months of dominance worthy of the hope of seeing it again.
Because of his inconsistency, Pelfrey’s value to the Mets i...
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According to David Lennon of Newsday, Terry Collins starter Mike Pelfrey into his office on the morning of March 19th and delivered a not-so-subtle message that his his place on this team was in danger.
“This front office isn’t like the one you’ve had in years past. This kind of stuff isn’t good. They want answers.”
This happened the day after Pelfrey allowed eight...
If you trust Adam Rubin of ESPN New York and his sources, then the Mets Opening Day roster picture is quickly coming into focus. Rubin says that as long as Byrdak doesn’t somehow recover from knee surgery in time to make the roster, the Mets will start out with Daniel Herrera as the lefty specialist in the bullpen. Although it has been reported before that Herrera was not an option...
Confirming what was speculated earlier, the Mets have officially announced that they have optioned 2B/SS Jordanny Valdespin to the minor leagues along with OF Adam Loewen. LHP Garrett Olson, C Lucas May, C Rob Johnson and OF Matt den Dekker. All are expected to start the season with Triple-A Buffalo.
Of the group, only Valdespin spent time with the Bisons last season. The...
Photo by Michael BaronAccording to Andy Martino of the Daily News Mike Pelfrey was discussed as a candidate to lose his roster spot. In five spring training games Pelfrey has pitched to an 8.59 ERA and that's including the last start which may have saved his job despite being against a AAAA line-up. I'm at the point with Pelfrey that I no longer trust him and just want to...
As we all know, David Wright’s contract technically ends this year (However, there is a option for 2013). Speaking of Wright’s contract, Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke with Nationals 3rd Basemen Ryan Zimmerman about Wright’s contract with the Mets. Zimmerman told Puma that the Mets should resign David Wright.
“He enjoys being here. They gave him an opportunity...
Throughout spring training, I have heard interviews and read many articles about Jason Bay and his approach to hitting. Every Mets fan, let alone baseball fan knows of Bay's woes. For someone who was a solid power hitter before joining the Mets, with the Mets he has been more of a power outage.This spring Bay is trying to simplify his approach, and get back to his hitting basics...
With opening day less than a week away, it’s time to weigh in with a brand new edition of “3 Up & 3 Down”. Here’s what I’m looking forward to in 2012, the 50th anniversary season of New York Mets Baseball!
The Return of Johan Santana:One word comes to mind when I think of Johan Santana; warrior. Who could forget Santana’s performance against the Marlins a...
The Mets should give Dickey a Wakefield style deal where it can just be extended every year forever.Do it @MetsGM!
— Craig Glaser (@sabometrics) March 30, 2012
This is an interesting idea by Craig Glaser aka @sabometrics on Twitter.
There are reports the Mets are thinking about exercising R.A. Dickey‘s 2013 option worth $5 million dollars.
In 2005, Tim Wakefield signed a perpetual...
Full Name: Cory Vaughn
Birthplace: Carmichael, CA
College: San Diego St.
Height: 6′ 3″
Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 43rd round of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft and the New York Mets in the 4th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft. The son of former Major Leaguer, Greg Vaughn.
I remember watching Greg Vaughn...
Dave Cameron laid out the methodology behind the rankings last Friday. Remember that the grading scale for each category is 20-80, with 50 representing league average.
2012 Organizational Rankings
#30 – Baltimore
#29 – Houston
#28 – Oakland
#27 – Pittsburgh
#26 – San Diego
#25 – Minnesota
#24 – Chicago White Sox
#23 – Seattle
#22 – Kansas City
#21 – Cleveland...
Watching Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Nationals reminded me of what's going to ultimately take this team down. It isn't going to be like past years where the starting pitching got us bludgeoned to death (the rotation will be fine outside of Pelfrey's fifth start), or the lack of hitting asphyxiated us (and I gotta say that Lucas Duda is growing on me). Nope, this defense...