Beating the Braves on Sun Nite Baseball is awesome. Not being subjected to Morgan and Miller makes it twice as nice.
But while RA Dickey continues to recapture his lightning of 2010, K-Rod is now struggling. Frankie has surrendered at least 1 run in 4 of his last 5 appearances and his ERA has jumped to 3.14. All of a sudden we’re hearing the term “dead arm period” bandied about.
Initially I was rooting against Francisco appearances so his contract option wouldn’t vest, but with him pitching so well, and frequently, it best we trade him.
Let Parnell close. Yeah he’ll get banged around a lil but he’s got the “stuff” to be able to handle the job.
I’m afraid retaining Reyes and Wright is going to take every imaginable resource the “broke” Wilpons have so I can’t envision a scenario where the Mets are paying K-Rod, David and Jose.
So if K-Rod is pitching well we should make a mid season deal/salary dump if the opportunity presents itself.
Unfortunately he’s not pitching great right now.
You have to figure someone is gonna need a closer. We don’t even need prospects back so much as we need to get out from under the 17M for next year. That’s the money we need for Reyes.
And with the season Jose is having he ain’t gonna come cheap, despite what Freddy sez
5-5 Homestand is a Win
Like it or not the 2011 Edition of the NY Mets are a .500 team.
We’re currently 3 under and while we may sneak above .500 or even dip close to 10 under but after 162 we’re gonna be essentially a .500 team.
So as far as I’m concerned if we split a homestand or road trip I’m happy.