Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 11/14/14
New_york_mets_aff1
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 them were bad. I thought there might have been another New York athlete that had two good seasons and two bad ones and is now on his way out of town along with Pelfrey. Who might that be ... Now you might think that I'm bringing up Sanchez just as an excuse to vent about him. And you'd be right. Triple f**king coverage, Mark? Over and over again??? For crissakes. But these two New York guys came in with the same type of hype, the same high draft status, in some cases the same sinkerball, and when they were asked to step up and compensate for injuries, whether it be to Johan Santana or to Santonio Holmes, the same inability to get it done. And it was that which greased their skids out of town. Pelfrey to Minnesota, Sanchez ... perhaps to Minnesota to back up Christian Ponder. (Making up irresponsible rumors is fun, kids!) The only difference between the two that I can see is that Mike Pelfrey never had a buttfumble accredited to his resume. But he did have this gem: Who needs a butt to fumble anyway? Good luck, Minnesota.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jets make it official, announce firings of Rex Ryan, John Idzik

Report: WWE officials believe Brock Lesnar is returning to UFC

Lovie Smith denies Bucs tanked to secure #1 pick in 2015 Draft

Report: Jets will fire Rex Ryan, GM John Idzik on Monday

Braxton Miller has 'expressed interest' in Duke transfer?

Jim Harbaugh, 49ers mutually part ways

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mike Wallace benched for disciplinary reasons

Browns owner sends stern message to Johnny Manziel

Report: Ray Allen is leaning toward retirement

Ravens clinch playoff spot

DeMarco Murray, Dez Bryant set Cowboys records in win

Report: Browns feel Josh Gordon 'has to go'

A very early college football Top 25 for 2015

The five most pleasant surprises of 2014

10 takeaways from NFL Week 17

WATCH: Mike Tomlin goes after Reggie Nelson after game

WATCH: Ndamukong Suh steps on Aaron Rodgers

Nation's top recruit says he won't follow Jim Harbaugh

Eric Decker's wife was concerned about hubby's groin

WATCH: Lamar Miller has longest run in Dolphins history

WATCH: Pats fans serenade Pete Frates with 'Happy Birthday'

Harbaugh rumors affecting Mich. basketball ticket prices?

WATCH: Dez Bryant burns Redskins defender for TD

Detroit bar offering free food, booze if Lions beat Packers

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

A very early CFB Top 25 for 2015

Five most pleasant surprises of 2014

Brock Lesnar returning to UFC?

WATCH: Suh steps on Aaron Rodgers

Browns owner sends message to Manziel

Ray Allen leaning toward retirement?

Ravens clinch playoff spot

Murray, Bryant set team records

Pats fans serenade Pete Frates

Browns to part ways with Josh Gordon?

Manziel was late after throwing party?

Amari Cooper not a fan of New Orleans

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.