February 23rd, 2014
Well here it is!:
I believe the Mets Starting Rotation will look a little bit like this:
1. Jon Niese
2. Zack Wheeler
4. Bartolo Colon
5. John Lannan or Daisuke Matsusaka
The Rotation is good, yet I think people are overvaluing Colon. He is a number #4 pitcher at best, and has very little stamina. I believe Lannan wins the battle for the Fifth Starter, as I truly dont like Dice-K’s stuff.
(The loser of the #5)
I think the bullpen is a strength of this years Mets Club, Valverde was a steal, because if he can find his pitch, he can be dominant.
report : B
D’Arnaud’s offense was mediocre last year, but if he can give us 15 HR’s I will be satisfied.
Well that’s all for today, I’ll give you Part 2 later this week.
Here’s two notes:
Come MLB Season, expect two posts daily, a Pre and Post review. Until then posts will be on a once a week basis.
The Yankees recently extended Borja’s favorite player Brett Gardner to a 4 Year $52 Million Dollar deal. I believe this is a little bit of a bad move for the Yankees, a team that is currently overflowing with outfielders. I believe Gardner won’t get a starting role with the Yankees. Also, the Angels are hoping to lock Mike Trout, who could easily be considered as the best player in Baseball. Trout and Anaheim are looking at about 150 Million for 6 years. Don’t forget to tune into another Pepper Preseason Podcast.
2-time all-star Andrew Bailey has signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees. The deal is worth $2.5 million, but if Bailey can make the major league team, there will be an option for a second year and incentives. Bailey was the 2009 American League Rookie of the Year with Oakland and was one of the best closers in baseball, saving 26 games and putting up a dominating 1.84 ERA in 83.1 innings. He had solid seasons in 2010 and 2011, but was often injured. In 2012 and 2013 with Boston, Bailey struggled on the mound and with injuries. If Bailey can stay healthy and pitch like he did in Oakland, he could play a big part in the Yankee’s bullpen.