"No hater here bro. It's just that I saw him pitch a lot last year for the Mets. Looked good at times. Didn't seem to pitch long into games."
I agree coach. I'd rather just go with Nate.
i THINK he said he was a coach, so i call him 'coach'. like calling koreman 'cowboy'.
not a northeastern thing :-)
he has a noble dog for sure.
having seen Capuano as a Met, I was never impressed. This is his 2nd year back from TJ surgery, so there's a reasonable possibility for improvement.I thought Eovaldi showed enough last year to get that # 5 spot. This is one of those places where I think Ned overeacted. That being said, you can never have too much pitching-ask the Red Su x.
"I thought Eovaldi showed enough last year to get that # 5 spot. This is one of those places where I think Ned overeacted."
I agree with you Neddy Boy overreacted. I think the reason he made all of these moves in the offseason (Harrang, Cappy, Hairston, Treanor) was just to make moves. We have Eovaldi so we didn't need 2 SPs we just needed one hence why we signed Cappy. But when we signed Harrang that was overkill if you ask me.
Whether it was an over-reaction or not is in the eye of the beholder.
The Dodgers made it pretty clear that they were concerned about Eovaldi suffering the same fate as De La Rosa, and they didn't want to be in the position of having to count on him for 180-200 innings. He's still young and coming back from TJS, no need to rush him.
Capuano and Harang provide insurance and buy time for Rubby and Nate to prove they are healthy for the long run. Hopefully guys like RDLR and Eovaldi can team with Kershaw and form a solid rotation long after Capuano and Harang are gone.
"... That being said, you can never have too much pitching-...."
That's it right there. It seems every year we talk about how much pitching we have, and how Ned should have just let this guy pitch or that guy pitch and not worried about signing this guy or that guy, and then 2 months into the season we're scrambling for pitchers.
I would liked to have seen more of Eovaldi, too. And something tells me we'll be seeing him soon enough.
"Capuano and Harang provide insurance and buy time for Rubby and Nate to prove they are healthy for the long run. Hopefully guys like RDLR and Eovaldi can team with Kershaw and form a solid rotation long after Capuano and Harang are gone."
i agree. i know they will probably want to limit nate's innings again this year so there's a place on the team for a guy like cappy. i just hope we see more of nate than cap.
***He's [Eovaldi] still young and coming back from TJS, no need to rush him.***
His Tommy John was in 2007, 4-5 years ago. That's a non factor here.
As for counting on him for 180-200 innings, I agree. His high for a season is 134 (last season), so a total around 150-160 this year would be optimal. Pitching in the #5 slot with a couple skipped starts through the season would accomplish just that.
Considering that LA will undoubtedly NOT go through the season without needing a sixth starter for a significant amount of time and innings, I'm not concerned that Eovaldi won't get his opportunity. However, I sure do HATE the fact that Idiot GM gave both Capuano and Harang two year deals. And even worse, backloaded them. What a maroon.
I actually like Harang a lot. I thought he was a solid innings eater who pitched well in Petco and the other NL West parks. Capuano is the signing I question. His numbers outside of Citi-field-where home runs go to die-are not outstanding. He also gives us a poor mans copy of Lilly, where the original would be enough for any staff.
Hey bud, it's been awhile. Hope you are well.
I think Capuano will be okay. I know you said Citi-field is a place where homeruns die, but that being said, some of the best pitcher's parks are right here in our Western Division. Dodger Stadium(at night), AT&T and Petco. If he and Harang can give us double figures in wins, they'll more than make up for Kuroda. At least I hope anyway.
Hey MIke, how you been?Citi-field has been amazing in its ability to spook hitters. It took David Wright a year to adjust and Jason Bay, who got catatonic just looking at the place, still is shaken by it. This is the reason I have my doubts about Capuano-Citifield makes Petco look hitter friendly. I still think Eovaldi will be in the mix and maybe replace Cappy sometimes before the end of the season.The PS to the story is the Mutts are bringing in the fences, big time as there finding it hard to recruit good hitters to play in that place (if they can ever find the money to pay them in the future).