Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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I'd be remised if I didn't go into some depth about Mike Pelfrey signing a one year deal with the Twins. Pelfrey is that guy that we've had so many discussions about regarding his upside. Was he an ace or not? It was reasonable to expect that the ninth overall pick could potentially be a front of the rotation starting pitcher. But the one chance Pelfrey had to step up to be that front line guy was 2011, when he was the Opening Day starter. That season, he succeeded only in causing me to break stuff in response to his inability to get strike three. 2012 was his chance to get back into everybody's good graces, and he started pretty well. But then came Tommy John surgery and it was all over. Pelfrey's legacy will probably be in opening up a spot in the rotation which eventually belonged to Matt Harvey (of course after Miguel Batista did the unthinkable and made us miss Mike Pelfrey). Of the four full seasons that Pelfrey pitched for the Mets, two of them were good and two of th...
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