Disgusted

By / March 12, 2009 / Spring Training

I understand Omar Minaya thought he did the right thing. You have to give him points for trying. I just do not think it is working out.

The Mets have two pitchers that are going at it for the fifth spot in the rotation. They are Tim Redding and Freddy Garcia.

Both of these individuals are professionals. They should know what they are doing.

I do not care if I got killed for this on Mets Merized, but I have to say I am done with Garcia and Redding.

Redding has an ERA over 40. He was charged with NINE runs. Now where I come from, that’s unacceptable. I highly doubt there will be much change between now and the regular season.

Garcia has an ERA of at least 20.

This is not working. Can these guys improve? I’m sure they can. I just do not think they will in time for the regular season. They have proven nothing to me.

As much as I do not want Pedro Martinez back because of his “I-Will-Not-Be-Cheap” attitude, the Mets have to consider him. They need to move before LA Dodgers GM Ned Colletti does. He made it loud and clear today that he is interested in the future Hall of Famer.

What is causing the Mets and Dodgers to hesitate is his price tag. According to mlb.com, Pedro want $5.5 million plus $5 million in incentives.

He has a nerve asking for that considering he has yet to make it through a full season in one piece.

Yet you have to wonder if the Mets were just better off signing Pedro to begin with.

They have invested $12.25 million in signing Redding, Garcia and Livan Hernandez. Most of that being if Garcia and Hernandez make the big league club.

I have to say that after what I have seen with Redding and Garcia, I am not comfortable. They just might be better off with Jonathan Niese, and you all know how I feel about him being in the majors.

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blask22

i think you need to give the mets sometime to take a look at these guys. I agree garcia and redding are not the answer but i do not want pedro. I would rather have Niese. Give the kid a shot. If he struggles then go to one of these other guys.

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Tanya Mercado

Niese is still too wet behind the ears. He had his taste of the majors last year. He needs to learn from that. If you let him in the 5th spot now, you can ruin him. It’s kind of sad that it likes Livan will get it.

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NYRNYM4Life

It looks like Livan will be the 5th starter..after all he eats innings ( And everything else. ) keeps teams in the game, and for your 5th starter that’s all you can ask for. 10 to 12 wins is a great year from a # 5. Livan should get that in 09. Neise stays in the minors for more seasoning and if needed in August and September he’ll be ready when he gets the call. I also would have no problem if my boy Nelson Figueroa snagged the # 5 spot..he can do the same thing as Livan and scoop up innings and keep the Mets in the game..win 10 to 12 games. So yeah Livan or Nelson is the way for the Mets to go.

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Tanya Mercado

Figueroa can eat innings as a starter??? Wow! Somebody had a little too much to drink yesterday. He can’t get through 5 innings. Stick him in the ‘pen. That’s he all he’s good for.

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NYRNYM4Life

You are sleeping on Nelson. In a perfect world he’s a long man in the bullpen. But with no one really stepping up and taking the 5th spot..well it should be between Nelson and Livan. I think both guys can pitch 5 or 6 innings and give the Mets a chance to win. And the only drink i had was muscle milk..lol.

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Tanya Mercado

Hmmm! Here’s a thought. Give Figueroa 3 innings (if he can get that far) and Livan 4 innings. This way the bullpen only has to worry the 8th and 9th innings. Dude, give me a break. Figueroa is not cut out to be a starter.

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