Showing posts with label Starting Pitching. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Starting Pitching. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

With Chris Young In, Who's Out?

Finally, the Mets have signed Chris Young to a one-year deal. Rumors of the Mets' interest had been circulating for much of the offseason, but the deal is done.

So with the addition of Young, that begs the question: What should we expect the pitching rotation to look like?

In my last post, I gave my predictions on how the roster may be shaped, including the pitching rotation. It seems as though, at least for the fifth starter's spot, spring training will determine the final order.

Mike Pelfrey will most likely get the Opening Day nod, followed by R.A. Dickey. The lefty Jon Niese should slot nicely behind those two. Young would then handle the fourth starter's position.

To be honest, slotting in the rotation really doesn't matter except for the first few games. On Opening Day, your ace will take on the other team's ace. By the second week or so, your ace may be taking on the opponent's third or fourth starter.

Anyway, that leaves one spot open in the rotation. When the Mets signed Chris Capuano, some initial reports slated him into the long reliever's role. He only started nine games last season for Milwaukee and was used mostly as a reliever.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Starting Pitchers Mets might look at...

With Mets ace Johan Santana out for at least some part of the 2011 season, the Mets should go after an established starting pitcher to reinforce their rotation according to’s Adam Rubin.

Rubin provides us a list of potential free agents pitchers that the Mets may go after:

Jeremy Bonderman, 28, Detroit, $12.5 million
Aaron Harang, 32, Cincinnati, $12.5 million
Kevin Millwood, 35, Baltimore, $12 million
Andy Pettitte, 38, NY Yankees, $11.75 million
Javier Vazquez, 34, NY Yankees, $11.5 million
Ben Sheets, 32, Oakland, $10 million
Brandon Webb, 31, Arizona, $8.5 million
Carl Pavano, 34, Minnesota, $7 million
Chris Young, 31, San Diego, $6.25 million
Brad Penny, 32, St. Louis, $6 million
Jeff Francis, 29, Colorado, $5.75 million
Jorge de la Rosa La Rosa, 29, Colorado, $5.6 million
Jon Garland, 31, San Diego, $4.7 million
Doug Davis, 35, Milwaukee, $4.25 million
Dave Bush, 31, Milwaukee, $4.215 million
Vicente Padilla, 33, LA Dodgers, $4.025 million
Kevin Correia, 30, San Diego, $3.6 million
Justin Duchscherer, 33, Oakland, $1.75 million
Erik Bedard, 31, Seattle, $1.5 million
Freddy Garcia, 34, Chicago Sox, $1 million
Kris Benson, 36, Arizona, $650,000
Bruce Chen, 33, Kansas City, $650,000
Rodrigo Lopez, 34, Arizona, $650,000
Mike Hampton, 38, Arizona, $400,000
Jeff Suppan, 35, St. Louis, $400,000

Rubin thinks that the Mets should add at least one of this outside-the-organization pitchers even if Dillon Gee joins the rotation.
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