New York Mets Need a Quick Fix in the Rotation

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New York Mets Need a Quick Fix in the Rotation
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I was at home watching the latest installment of the New York Mess....The Mets ended up giving the game to the Phillies with walks, sort of brings me back to the days of Kenny Rogers.

The Mets' problems do not stem from their manager, but it seems the pitching is at question here.

Oliver Perez has been horrendous and it seems the Mets should of not re-signed him. The Mets options are to send him to the minors and let him re-tool or make him work out of the bullpen. The possible candidates to replace him would be Jon Niese, Nelson Figueroa, Brandon Knight, or Dillon Gee..

Oliver Perez's Stats:

2009 Season Stats
SPLITS G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
Season 5 5 0 0 21.2 28 24 24 3 21 20 1 2 90.2 2.26 .315 9.97
Career 180 179 3 2 1021.0 924 560 511 149 549 1047 56 62 99.3 1.44 .242 4.50
Last 7 5 5 0 0 21.2 28 24 24 3 21 20 1 2 -- 2.26 .315 9.97
Projected 35 35 0 0 148 197 169 169 21 148 141 7 14 90.2 2.26 .315 9.97



Other inquires that seem at hand here are Sean Green. Is this guy the next and coming of Aaron Heilman? By the way, Heilman gave up six runs the other day in a Cubs uniform (good call).

Sean Green's Stats:

2009 Season Stats
SPLITS G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB SO W L SV HLD BLSV WHIP ERA
Season 12 0 0 12.1 18 12 12 2 8 11 0 2 0 3 1 2.11 8.76
Career 172 0 0 191.1 209 106 98 9 91 141 9 9 1 36 8 1.57 4.61
Last 7 7 0 0 7.2 12 10 10 1 6 5 0 2 0 1 1 2.35 11.74
Projected 85 0 0 85 127 85 85 14 56 77 0 14 0 21 7 2.11 8.76



The Mets need a guy behind Johan and fast. Mike Pelfrey has looked decent in recent starts, Maine has been improving, and Hernandez is hot and cold..

If you are the GM, you have to look down the road and inquire about pitchers that will be available.

Here are some that you would have to look into:


Roy Oswalt

Yeah, he is not what he used to be. But maybe the Mets can give up some young talent that Houston does not have..They need to bolster the farm.

Oswalt's Stats:

2009 Season Stats
SPLITS G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
Season 6 6 0 0 33.0 35 14 14 6 10 20 0 2 85.5 1.36 .282 3.82
Career 259 247 15 6 1655.0 1608 626 578 141 380 1355 129 66 91.8 1.20 .256 3.14
Last 7 6 6 0 0 33.0 35 14 14 6 10 20 0 2 -- 1.36 .282 3.82
Projected 41 41 0 0 223 236 95 95 41 68 135 0 14 85.5 1.36 .282 3.82

 


Jake Peavy 

I have been saying it all winter: GO GET PEAVY!. The Cubs loom large for him, maybe it's time for the Mets to get him...

Peavy's Stats:

2009 Season Stats
SPLITS G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
Season 6 6 0 0 39.1 35 21 20 4 14 40 2 3 103.5 1.25 .241 4.58
Career 205 205 6 3 1300.1 1124 505 475 132 421 1296 88 65 103.2 1.19 .232 3.29
Last 7 6 6 0 0 39.1 35 21 20 4 14 40 2 3 -- 1.25 .241 4.58
Projected 39 39 0 0 253 227 136 130 26 91 259 13 19 103.5 1.25 .241 4.58

 


Roy Halladay

This guy is a solid pitcher...Maybe with the economic being the way they are J.P. Ricciardi might be inclined to get something for him now rather than later.ESPN say the Blue Jays are not shopping him just yet, but that will change.

Halladay's Stats:

2009 Season Stats
SPLITS G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L P/GS WHIP BAA ERA
Season 6 6 0 0 44.0 45 19 18 5 5 38 5 1 108.5 1.14 .263 3.68
Career 287 261 40 11 1851.2 1808 807 724 155 425 1325 136 67 83.0 1.21 .255 3.52
Last 7 6 6 0 0 44.0 45 19 18 5 5 38 5 1 -- 1.14 .263 3.68
Projected 37 37 0 0 274 280 118 112 31 31 237 31 6 108.5 1.14 .263 3.68

 


Any one of these pitchers will do the trick, but the Mets need to get a quality pitcher.

Here is a second thought: Does anyone know what Leo Mazzone is doing now? Oh, he is just a color commentator on Fox and ESPN.

If the Mets were to fire Dan Warthen, would you go and get the best possible replacement? Enough said!

 

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