is pelf coming back? as for the origional post it never hurts to have too much good pitching! I would rather have a few extra starters in the pen for long men or waiting for injuries, Harvery was a must see last year. Made me tune in for his starts kids got a cannon for an arm.
I would go with this rotation for now:1. santana2. dickey3. niese4. harvey5. gee
each one give a different look for a team every night. It use to drive me nuts when the mets had cone and saberhagen back to back, they had similar stuff.
"How does Pelfrey competing for a job translate into us having to trade a pitcher to make room for him? "
I was being facetious in my first post.
2012 projected rotation was: Santana (placed on DL July 21 & out for season Aug 24. 15.63 ERA in last 5 starts)DickeyNieseGee (out for season July 10 -- pitched w/ numb arm from early on)YoungPelfrey (out for season April 24)
How many teams would have winning record w/ 3 of 6 projected starters out/ trying to pitch injured for 1/2 season or more?? Yankees traded (C) Montero for (SP) Pinero. Pinero out for season right off the bat. Mo out for season from early on. Yanks made it to playoffs. Why? Pitching depth!! Better to have more pitching than you need. No team wins without SP & BP depth!!
"I don't think Gee's injury was pitching related" http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/07/12/injury-breakdown-an-inside-look-at-dillon-gees-injury/ "New York Mets’ 26-year-old right-hander, Dillon Gee, had surgery this week to break up a blood clot in his pitching shoulder. The clot was discovered with testing on Monday after Gee complained of numbness in his fingers on Sunday, one day after a winning performance against the Cubs. The clot, referred to as a thrombus in medical terminology, was broken up using a catheter, but it has been reported that Gee will undergo a more involved procedure tomorrow to repair damage to the involved artery in order to prevent recurrence. It is likely he will miss the remainder of the season. Gee’s injury recalls that suffered by J.R. Richard of the Houston Astros, whose complaints went unheeded until he suffered a stroke in 1980, which was followed by emergency surgery to remove a life threatening clot in his neck. The stroke essentially ended Richard’s career."
"Dillon Gee should do very well following surgery but will have to take it easy for a bit. His condition highlights the importance of taking quick action when one experiences the onset of symptoms and the need for accuracy in diagnosis."
There is no harm in having too many starters. Lets not forget that last year we lost Pelfrey, Santana and Gee.
When Wheeler is ready, Gee will be the one moving to the BP unless the Mets have traded Dickey already.
Hopefully Dickey gets signed to an extension and stays with the Mets.
Dickey, Harvey, Niese, Wheeler, Gee/Mejia/Familia/Fullmer after 2013 is nothing to sneeze at.
"Pelf can get that with other teams so why would he want it from the Mets? "
Familiarity, not having to move his family to another city, relationships he has with Met players and staff.