Showing posts with label Quotes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quotes. Show all posts

Friday, August 19, 2011

K-Rod on Bobby Parnell as Mets Closer

With Jason Isringhausen having reached 300 saves as the Mets closer,  Bobby Parnell is getting groomed for the future Mets' closing role.

Francisco Rodriguez (K-Rod), who is back at Citi Field this weekend with the Milwaukee Brewers, offers this analysis of Parnell as a closer candidate:

“That kid has great stuff and I love him to death," K-Rod said. "He's a guy who shows up to the stadium to prove himself, works hard day in and day out. Unfortunately, he's not getting the job done. He's leaving the ball up, not making quality pitches when he needs to. He's getting hit around a little bit.

“The only way you can find out if he is capable to get it done is let him do that job in the ninth inning. Throw him out in a tough situation and let him get experience. That's the only way they are going to find if he is capable or not.

“He has the tools and the mentality. He might have to get a little bit mean and start bossing people and get a little angry out there. ... When he has the ball they're going to hit whatever he wants, not what the hitter wants.”

Source: ESPN/ Adam Rubin

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Ike Davis not phased by Feliciano Comments

NEW YORK - APRIL 13:  Pitcher Pedro Feliciano ...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
After Feliciano said he didn’t have anything to prove to Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen despite Warthen's comments that the reason the Mets didn’t resign the lefty was because of the wear and tear on his arm the past few years, the pitcher, now on the disabled list with the Yankees because of a sore arm, said he would strike out Davis when the teams meet next month in the Subway Series.

Davis didn’t take the bait when the message was relayed to him Tuesday. The first baseman said he wasn’t insulted.

"His job is to come in and strike me out," Davis said before the Mets faced the Phillies. "But I'm going to make him not strike me out … Feliciano is a pretty funny guy, so what are you gonna do?"

He said Feliciano wouldn’t be the first to mow him down.

"I did strike out how many times last year?" said Davis of his 138 Ks a year ago. "It's not that tough of a feat."

Yankees GM Brian Cashman started the controversy by saying the Mets "abused" Feliciano by pitching him as much as they did.

Source: Dan Martin/NYP
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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

David Wright: "You've got to put up or shut up."

The Mets 3B David Wright made it clear he is only concerned with what happens on the field in the upcoming season.

"Internally, the idea is that things haven't gone the way that we've expected them to go now that I've been here seven years," Wright told the New York Post. "It's to the point now where you've got to put up or shut up."

Wright admitted that the game is an escape from all of the off-field uncertainty by all the Madoff/Wilpon news. He is anxious to create some positive news.

"With what we've had the last couple of years, it hasn't worked, and I'm just as much at fault as anyone else," Wright told the New York Post. "It's time to get it turned around in the right direction. When it's all said and done, I want to win, and we haven't done that. I just know how special it was the season that we had in '06. It was so much fun. I haven't had that since, and I miss it."
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