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

Friday, March 04, 2011

Mets could Release Ollie Perez

Óliver Pérez
The fate of  Mets pitcher Oliver Perez appears that his days as a starter are over, sources told the New York Daily News.

In fact, there is a chance the team will release Perez, barely two years after they signed him to a three-year, $36 million deal.

"There is no way he is starting for this team," a person familiar with the Mets told the Daily News.

That comment came after Perez pitched two scoreless innings against the Cardinals with many club executives watching from the stands.

Manager Terry Collins was generally supportive of Perez after his performance against the Cardinals.

"What he did today was what we were hoping he would do, and that's go after hitters and throw the ball in the strike zone," Collins said. "By doing so, he made some pitches and got outs. I wouldn't say his job (was on the line), but we certainly were going to revisit the . . . if he would have had a tough day, I probably would have thought about the situation we talked about when we came in here, that situational lefty."

But there is no guarantee that there is a situational lefty role for Perez, either. His fastball has regularly been clocked in the mid-80s this spring.

Collins told ESPN New York, “Is it going to be hard for him? Probably. He’s going to have to move the ball around the strike zone. When he gets 3-2, sometimes he might have to pitch a little ‘backwards."

For now, Perez is still with the team. For how long remains unclear.

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Rotation competition will be settled late next week

Adam Rubin of  reports  that  New York Mets manager Terry Collins does not expect to officially trim the team's rotation competition until late next week, but Chris Young and Chris Capuano only need to stay healthy to claim starting roles, it appears.

Entering Young's start Friday against the Florida Marlins, Young and Capuano had combined to toss three scoreless Grapefruit League innings. Capuano also pitched against the University of Michigan.

At least through a pair of split-squad games next week, Oliver Perez, Dillon Gee, Pat Misch, D.J. Carrasco and Boof Bonser officially are receiving consideration.

The way the rotation is looking so far:

  1. Pelfrey
  2. Capuano
  3. Young
  4. Niese
  5. Dickey

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Young Deal Done

Chris YoungImage via Wikipedia

The Mets have completed the signing of Chris Young . He can earn a total of $4.5 million with incentives, like new teammate Chris Capuano, but Young's incentives are easier to achieve.

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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Mets remain patient for another starter, mull Dickey extension

In the quest to find another starter, the Mets remain patient and wait for prices to drop according to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News.

Even though the Mets have been linked to Chris Young and  Jeff Francis recently,  but team officials have reported, "nothing imminent" for any starters at this point.

The Mets have interest in Francis , but six other teams do too.  Despite the mutual interest between the team and Young, and discussions this month with Jeff Francis, the team source said Thursday, “I would be careful about attaching any specific names to us at this point (but) wouldn’t eliminate any of the names by any means.”

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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