Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 3/14/12
While reading Tyler’s post this morning on what if anything the Mets should do with Mike Pelfrey moving forward, I couldn’t resist the temptation of comparing him to the National’s John Lannan who is apparently available according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, yet too rich for the Mets taste which is rather unfortunate. Red Sox, Tigers, Astros among teams watching Lannan, who will likely be dealt. Mets and Pads had interest, but $5 mill is too much for them. — DKnobler (@DKnobler) March 13, 2012 Lets put aside the facts that Lannan is a year younger than Mike Pelfrey, or that he will earn nearly a million dollars less than Pelfrey in 2012, or that he’s a southpaw which I always put an extra premium on. Instead let’s simply consider these two from a performance stand point first. Lannan went 10-13 last season with a 3.70 ERA in 33 starts for the Nationals, while Pelfrey clocked in with a 7-13 record and a 4.74 ERA in 33 starts as well for the Mets. Of course, Pelfrey’s numbers m...
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