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Why Waive Pat Misch?

March 31, 2010 by

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In a move that few will mourn, the Mets placed pitcher LHP Pat Misch on waivers, according to mlb.com. Misch was acquired on waivers from the Giants during the 2009 season and performed credibly in his brief time with the Mets. Used first as a reliever, Misch eventually worked his way into a starting role, […]

Pitch Counts and John Maine

March 29, 2010 by

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It may be late Spring but John Maine is in midseason form. In his last start Thursday against the Cardinals, Maine needed 88 pitches to complete five innings or an average of 17.6 pitches per inning. If this were the regular season, Maine might have completed one more inning. In his 15 starts last year, […]

The Waiting Game

March 27, 2010 by

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There is no reason why three of the Mets top prospects should even sniff a starting role in Queens when the 2010 regular season begins. First baseman Ike Davis, middle infielder Ruben Tejada and pitcher Jenrry Mejia all need to return to the minors – probably Double-A Binghamton. All three are almost guaranteed to reach […]

Bullpen Options

March 25, 2010 by

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Jon Niese seemingly has won the fifth starter’s job, which helps clear things up in the bullpen, too. Fernando Nieve and Hasanori Takahashi, both nominally in the mix for the rotation, now figure to be relievers. Two big questions remain for the pen – Will Jenrry Mejia make the club as a set-up man and […]

Comparing Francoeur and Murphy

March 23, 2010 by

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Realistically, the Mets go into the 2010 season unsure of what they will get from either Jeff Francoeur or Daniel Murphy. Francoeur has much more of a track record in the majors than Murphy, but his production has been so inconsistent (WARs ranging from 3.7 to -1.2) that anyone who says they know what to […]

Giants v. Mets Offseason

March 22, 2010 by

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When the off-season started, there was a lot of speculation about how much money the Mets had available for free agency and how they would choose to spend that cash. Many people looked at the various weaknesses of the team and advocated for a “spread the wealth” approach where the squad would seek to fill […]

Review: MSP Mets Annual

March 19, 2010 by

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Yesterday my copy of the Maple Street Press Mets 2010 Annual arrived in the mail. Confined to the bed because I was sick, it was a welcome package to receive. Maple Street Press puts out a host of annuals and they get some of the top names in both the blogosphere and traditional media to […]