Showing posts with label Dan Warthen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dan Warthen. Show all posts

Friday, March 07, 2014

Mets News: Mets Revise Friday's Pitching Rotation with Thursday's Rainout

Mets News:

The Mets got rained out Thursday in Kissimmee and pitching coach Dan Warthen has pushed three pitchers back for Friday game.

Originally the Mets were supposed to have John Lannan, Rafael Montero, and Steven Matz pitch Thursday against the Astros, but now they will all pitch Friday against the Cardinals along with Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Mets News and Notes: 2013 Coaching Staff, Greenburg, Van Dusen, Pelfrey, Wilpon, Keys to Dickey

They will be back in 2013
Mets News and Notes:

The entire Mets coaching staff -- pitching coach Dan Warthen, hitting coach Dave Hudgens, bench coach Bob Geren, third base coach Tim Teufel, first base coach Tom Goodwin and bullpen coach Ricky Bones -- will return next season. Wally Backman, who managed the Triple-A club this season before joining the Mets in September, has yet to be presented with a 2013 role. A team source told that Las Vegas, the Mets' new Pacific Coast League home, may not be attractive to Backman.

Connecticut native Adam Greenberg, who was struck in the head with a pitch in his lone major league plate appearance -- on July 9, 2005 -- and subsequently developed vertigo will pinch hit for the Marlins today. He likely will face Dickey in the middle innings. The Mets will treat him like any other major league hitter.

Fred Van Dusen, the only other player in major league history to be hit with a pitch in his lone major league plate appearance and never play the field, will be on hand and throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

It appears highly unlikely Mike Pelfrey will return in 2013, but Terry Collins and Warthen wouldn't mind having him back -- as a back end of the bullpen option, perhaps. Pelfrey, who underwent Tommy John surgery on May 1, has to be cut loose in December. Otherwise, the Mets would have to pay him at least 80 percent of this year's $5.6875 million salary. Once a free agent, Pelfrey would be free to sign anywhere. And agent Scott Boras likely would try to place Pelfrey with a team to start on a one-year contract with a reasonable base salary (maybe $2 million) and performance-based incentives.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Izzy impresses Dan Warthen

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 24:  Jason Isrin...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
Jason Isringhausen's brief health scare appears to have passed.

Three days after receiving a dose of anti-inflammatory medicine for his cranky right elbow, Isringhausen threw a full bullpen session at the Mets' Spring Training complex on Wednesday, featuring what pitching coach Dan Warthen called the right-hander's best fastball of the spring.

"Exceptional" was how Warthen described the session. "The hardest I've seen him throw, and all of the other pitches were in order -- two-seamer, cutter, fastball. The ball was jumping out of his hand today."

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Oliver Perez Demoted to Bullpen Race

According to Adam Rubin of Espn, Mets management have come to their senses and have demoted Oliver Perez to the competition for a bullpen spot. Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins and pitching coach Dan Warthen met yesterday and have decided to take Ollie out of the running to be a starting pitcher.
Perez surrendered 3 runs off of 4 hits and 2 walks in Tuesdays game against the Houston Astros.
An unidentified informant from the Mets organization has stated that "there are no set appearances after Perez will be released."
Looks like the Mets are packing Ollies bag full of money, $12 million to be exact, and sending him on his way.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Oliver Perez impresses in camp

Today in the Mets’ first full squad workout Monday  Jason Bay and Carlos Beltran were following each other into the batters’ box which was not seen too much in 2010.  But also two new arms and a familiar one were displaying promise, which encouraged pitching coach Dan Warthen..

Chris Young, Chris Capuano and Oliver Perez all had solid workouts for the Mets, giving pitching coach Dan Warthen reason to smile.

Young and Capuano, particularly, figure into the Mets’ plans this season. Both pitchers, coming off arm injuries, are competing for spots in the starting rotation.

“These guys have thrown more pitches probably than anybody since they’ve been down here,” Warthen said referring to Young and Capuano. “They have shown no ill-effects whatsoever. They both seem to be throwing free and easy and voicing no complaints whatsoever, so it’s very encouraging.”

Perez was around the strike zone and impressed the Mets with the command of his breaking ball. Perez, in his last chance with the Mets, is trying to win a spot in the starting rotation but could be considered for a lefty specialist role.

“He looked good; he was throwing strikes,” Beltran said. “He threw me a couple of cutters, something he’s trying to throw this year, and he looked good to me.”

Source: Mike Puma/ NYPost

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Young looks determined to make rotation

Chris Young looks determined in his first steps toward securing the spot in the rotation.

Young was signed to an incentive-laden deal as he attempts to return from shoulder problems that have limited him to 18 starts over the last two years.

He threw a bullpen for the Mets’ staff shortly after arriving, showing no signs of the injury and displaying the delivery that he lost during the injury troubles.

"As I told [pitching coach] Dan [Warthen] it’s just been fun this off-season to focus on pitching and mechanics versus rehabbing, which is a change for me compared with the last two years," Young said. "I’m excited about it and hopefully it will translate into a great season. I feel like I put in the work and I have high expectations."

Young worked with Warthen on lengthening his stride, a plus for a 6-foot-10 pitcher. It’s something that he couldn’t do when he protected his shoulder.

"I think it came on subconsciously," Young said of the shortened stride. "I didn’t intend to do that over the last few seasons, but with as inconsistent and broken apart as my seasons have been, starting with getting hit in the face with a line drive and the coming back … I really had no extended period where I could work on my mechanics. So just the culmination of things; coming back and getting healthy versus being able to work on things. Now I’m at a point where I can work on things and I’m really excited."

Other Mets News/Notes: Warthen said (Source) none of the pitching staff has restrictions other than Johan Santana and Tobi Stoner.

GM Sandy Alderson arrived at camp and the Mets announced some final organizational moves, naming Brian Chicklo — the former trainer at Class AAA Buffalo — minor league training coordinator. Joe Golia was promoted from Class AA Binghamton to replace Chicklo in Buffalo.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

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