NL East Notes: Rodriguez, Amaro, Manuel, Utley

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  1. frank_costanza 4 years ago

    In the short term, yes, the Phillies can win without Utley. It would be tough long term, but its not at all farfetched to think that they could if he missed the year either.

    Maunel said in his press conference that he only wanted a two year deal because of his age.

    And the thing with K-Rod is very funny. It’s hard to see a scenario where the Mets have 55 save opportunities

    • hoagiebuchanan 4 years ago

      Doubtful, but he could, presumably, finish 55 games. In 2010 he only had 25 saves, but finished 46 games.

      • And he most likely would’ve finished 55 games had he not injured his hand, which also led to him being on the restricted list.

        If he’s healthy the entire season, it’s definitely possible he could finish 55 games. I just don’t see the Mets allowing it. We’ll probably be seeing K-Rod in the 7th and 8th more than ever this year.

    • Just pitch him in save situations.

    • NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

      Totally not trying to sound like a know-it-all here but “finishing” a game doesn’t necessarily mean a save opportunity. What it actually does mean I’m not totally clear on, but I know that it doesn’t simply mean a save. I think it’s either not getting taken out in the middle of an inning or simply closing the game but not necessarily getting a save. See what I’m saying?

      • dc21892 4 years ago

        I think it just means what it says; you finish a game. People are saying saves and I’m not quite sure why. All you have to do is FINISH it. Save op or not.

      • MetsFanXXIII 4 years ago

        You just have to throw the last pitch in a game. Whether it leads to an out or walk-off hit is irrelevant, it still counts as a GF either way. The situation doesn’t matter either, just as long as you’re the last pitcher in the game.

  2. Joel Sherman has a right to his opinion no matter how wrong it may be.

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      start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

      Well Sherman is right. The Mets can negotiate in good faith and turn on that when they see fit. It’s an excellent way to tell players they can trust a team will honor a contract. They also have the right to be successfully sued by the players union when they bench KRod in September.

      Yes. That was sarcasm. Sherman ranks pretty high among the sportswriters who talk out of their a$$.

  3. I agree with Collins about the pitching depth. Chris Young can be a top 10 NL pitcher, Pelfrey won 15 games last year, Dickey was 7th in the NL in E.R.A. and Jon Niese is very promising. Capuano can just serve as an innings eater in the fifth spot.

    • HobokenMetsFan 4 years ago

      I don’t doubt that Young can (and hopefully will!) be good, but to call him top 10 is a little much. There is a TON of good pitching in the NL. Halladay Lee Oswalt Johnson Hudson Santana Wainright Carpenter Lincecum Cain etc…

  4. What I was saying was that he HAS been top 10 in the NL. In seasons that he’s started 30 or more games, he is 32-20.

  5. northsfbay 4 years ago

    If KRod doesn’t have 55 gf next year, he can file a grievance and an arbitrator can settle it. Last year the Mets didn’t have a lot of save opportunities and he have 46 gf. The Mets are on solid ground here. Or if the Mets need a closer for 2012, they can pick up his option.

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