The Mets' season has been highlighted by the surprising emergence of R.A. Dickey as a National League Cy Young contender, but by and large it's been a disappointing season for the Amazins, who entered play tonight with a 73-86 record. Here are some links pertaining to the NL East's fourth-place team…
- The Mets are happy with manager Terry Collins but don't want to publicly discuss an extension at this time, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News (on Twitter).
- ESPN's Adam Rubin writes that both Collins and pitching coach Dan Warthen would like to see Mike Pelfrey return to the Mets in 2013. The duo is open to the possibility of Pelfrey pitching out of the bullpen. Pelfrey is unlikely to be ready for the season's opener, as he underwent Tommy John surgery on May 1 this season. That, along with his salary, essentially guarantees that he will be non-tendered this season. Pelfrey and agent Scott Boras would then be able to seek a contract with any team.
- Despite the club's struggles in 2012, the entire Major League coaching staff will return in 2013, writes MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. Warthen, the team's longest-tenured coach, appeared most in danger of losing his job, according to DiComo.
As a Phillies’ fan, I would miss Pelfrey being in the Mets’ rotation especially when he pitches at CBP where he possesses a paltry 7.63 ERA in 9 GS.
…Both Collins and pitching coach Dan Warthen would like to see Mike Pelfrey return to the Mets in 2013.
Instead of embracing the good fortune of Mike Pelfrey finally being off the team* all those two can do is yearn for Pelfrey’s inferior brand of grit and wretched annual performance?? That is sooome “professional” approach to running a ballclub!
* No disrespect intended re: Pelfrey’s TJ surgery.
You’ve seen ‘Big Pelf’ more regularly than me, but from what I’ve seen of him, I think there is some hope. It appears to me that some of his issues, have been that he cannot sustain success or consistently give a good performance, even within a game. He’ll be pitching a good game and then he’ll have a meltdown or for some reason the wheels fall off. Somehow he manages to turn a nice start into a disaster.
I know how frustrating it is, especially when you see that the guy has good stuff, it’s more about command and self-confidence in his abilities. If I’m the Mets, I bring him back as a middle reliever or a set-up man. Pitching him out of the pen a few times a week, with his stuff, might be the answer. For sure the Mets could have used someone with his credentials after the All-Star break.
Even with Boras as his agent, he can’t be looking for a raise in salary, given his history and his uncertain returning status. If I’m the Mets, I take out a 1 yr flyer and try to sell him on the Bullpen job.
no money for free agents same coaching staff.. i expect a trade for an Of and zach wheeler sometime next season will be the only new players.. i expect another 73-75 wins again
Agreed. Really do they expect to suddenly win with this same time or be competitive.