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Mets Rotation Inexperienced

An important thing to remember with regard to the Mets starting pitching heading into the 2016 season: this rotation is still very inexperienced on the Major league level. Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler both pitched parts of 2 seasons (albeit large parts) before succumbing to Tommy John surgery. Harvey is only one season into his […]

Too Early For Pelfrey Trade Talk

Mike Pelfrey has had a less than stellar start to the 2011 season. In his first two starts he’s pitched 6.1 innings allowing 12 hits, 11 earned runs and 5 walks while striking out only 3 batters. His ERA is 15.63. Before the season started many said that in the likely event that the Mets […]

Perez Ready To Help? I Think Not

I was reading David Waldstein‘s post in the Bats blog about the return of Oliver Perez to active duty for the Mets. I had some trouble getting past the first paragraph. It had nothing to do with the writing but everything to do with what was said. The paragraph ended as follows: He threw in […]

Ollie May Rip This Team Apart

Can things get any crazier in the Oliver Perez saga? The Mets have asked Ollie to go to the minors twice and he has refused both times saying that he doesn’t see how facing minor league competition would benefit him. The Mets cannot unilaterally send Perez down due to provisions in the collective bargaining agreement. […]

Maine on the DL

John Maine was placed on the DL today with rotator cuff tendinitis.. So much for not having an injury. I’m surprised it took the team this long to take a serious look at him. The guy’s a gamer and wants to play so you can’t rely on him to tell you when he’s hurt. That’s […]

Don’t Pull Maine From Rotation Just Yet

After John Maine‘s bad outing the other night there was talk of Maine being pulled from the Mets starting rotation. Manager Jerry Manuel actually had to sleep on the decision before coming out yesterday to say that Maine would remain in the rotation. I’m trying to figure out what the big deal is about. Yes, […]

Pitching Matchups Vs. Diamondbacks

Here are the scheduled pitching matchups for this week’s 3 game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks: Monday – Mike Pelfrey (8-7, 4.75) vs. Doug Davis (6-10, 3.67), 9:40 p.m., SNY. Tuesday – Livan Hernandez (7-6, 5.08) vs. Max Scherzer (6-6, 4.01), 9:40 p.m., SNY. Wednesday – Oliver Perez (2-3, 6.38) vs. Jon Garland (6-10, 4.33), […]

This Weekends Starters Vs. San Francisco

Thursday – John Maine (3-2, 4.54) vs. Jonathan Sanchez (1-3, 4.78), 10:15 p.m., SNY. Friday – Livan Hernandez (3-1, 5.08) vs. Tim Lincecum (3-1, 3.25), 10:15 p.m., SNY. Saturday – Johan Santana (4-2, 0.78) vs. Randy Johnson (3-3, 5.89), 4:10 p.m., FOX. Sunday – Mike Pelfrey (4-0, 4.89) vs. Matt Cain (3-1, 2.61), 8 p.m., […]

Perez to DL, Niese to Start

The Mets made an interesting roster move last night when they placed Oliver Perez on the 15 day disabled list after an MRI on Wednesday showed patella tendinitis in his ailing right knee. This helps the team tremendously as they can now send him to the minors under the guise of a rehab assignment as […]

Scheduled Starters For Atlanta Series

Yesterday’s rainout changed the Mets pitching schedule for the coming week. Here’s the expected starters for the two game set against Atlanta. Tonight – John Maine (1-2, 5.40) vs. Javier Vazquez (2-2, 3.38), 7:10 p.m., SNY. Tuesday – Livan Hernandez (1-1, 6.75) vs. Kenshin Kawakami (1-3, 7.06), 7:10 p.m., SNY.