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#1 Train

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:40 AM

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KRod Return?
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 01:36 PM

K-Rod was very underrated as a Met.

I'm just sayin'.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:41 PM

I'm not touching that situation. His WHIP is absolutely atrocious, he's a headcase, and we can definitely get a better arm. I'd much rather have Grant Balfour or Huston Street by a 10000000000000000000 miles over K-Rod.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:33 PM

I'm not touching that situation. His WHIP is absolutely atrocious, he's a headcase, and we can definitely get a better arm. I'd much rather have Grant Balfour or Huston Street by a 10000000000000000000 miles over K-Rod.


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Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:17 PM

K-Rod has been the victim of poor defense behind him (.327 BABIP this season, .279 BABIP for his career), and a higher than normal line drive percentage (26.4% this season, 18.3% for his career)--he has, on the plus side, lowered his fly ball percentage this season (28.3% this season, 38.6% for his career).

I think, even though he is having a poor season by his standards, K-Rod would be an upgrade in the Mets bullpen.

Grant Balfour is a more obvious upgrade.

Huston Street, however, scares me. He is pitching to PetCo this season (he has thrown less fastballs, and more sliders), and his velocity is down. Add that to the demand for his services, which should make him a hefty pickup, and he could be an expensive rental ($9M option for 2013, $500K buyout).

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:03 AM

There's a guy who's been pitching nicely in the Mariners bullpen -- six appearances, 8 and two-thirds IP, 1.04 ERA, 9 K and 2 BB, 7 H and 0 HR. 30-year-old named Ollie Perez; Mets could surely get him for just a prospect or two.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:27 AM

last night, K-Rod gave up the tieing run to the Marlins. At this point, I think the Mets need a lights out RP that they can count on.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:58 PM

Grant Balfour would see an Australian back on the team for the first time since Lloyd (I believe).

There was also the incomparable PJ Bevis who made AAA (I think) in our organization about 10 years ago.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:49 PM

Grant Balfour would see an Australian back on the team for the first time since Lloyd (I believe).

There was also the incomparable PJ Bevis who made AAA (I think) in our organization about 10 years ago.

Yes, the only players born in Australia to make it the Mets major league club have been Craig Shipley (just four games as a middle infielder for the Mets, in 1989, but played 11 seasons in the majors), and Graeme Lloyd (36 games pitched for the Mets in 2003, 10 seasons total in the majors). P.J. Bevis did make it as far as AAA in the Mets organization, in 2003 and 2004.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:24 PM

I thought Craig Shipley played longer than that for the Mets.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:34 AM

Yes, the only players born in Australia to make it the Mets major league club have been Craig Shipley (just four games as a middle infielder for the Mets, in 1989, but played 11 seasons in the majors), and Graeme Lloyd (36 games pitched for the Mets in 2003, 10 seasons total in the majors). P.J. Bevis did make it as far as AAA in the Mets organization, in 2003 and 2004.

Sorry to correct you, Birt - he is/was 'the incomparable' PJ...
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