The Mets front office is trying to put a happy face on this team of theirs but deep down I’m sure they’re doing shots of Maalox over the pitching staff.
Big Pelf’ Long Balls on Parade has to be alarming to Mets decision makers so much so that the name Bronson Arroyo has come up again as a Mets trade target. A deal for Arroyo or any real life honest to goodness starting pitcher should have been done this off season but either money issued or stupidity prevented any such deal from happening.
The old saw is “don’t put too much stock in spring training” and that’s fine when your names is Santana, or Lincicum or Seaver. But when you are a struggling starter like Big Pelf, OP and Maine Man, you need to show me why I should have confidence in you on the mound and so far as we get to a week before opening day my confidence in this pitching staff on a scale of 1-10 is about a 3.
Am I being overly pessimistic? You tell me. Let’s play the Mike Francesa Approved “Unnda/Ovah Game with the pitching staff. Please go to the comments and leave your picks.
Number of games Johan Santana will win in 2010? Unnda/Ovah 14
Number of wins combined for Big Pelf/OP/Maine Man? Unnda/Ovah 27
Number of innings combined for Big Pelf/OP/Maine Man? Unnda/Ovah 450
Number of different starting pitchers the Mets will use in 2010? Unnda/Ovah 8
Number of appearances by Vitamin Pedro in 2010? Unnda?Ovah 75
Number of saves for Frankie Rodz in 2010? Unnda/Ovah 33
Number of pitchers total used by the Mets in 2010? Unnda/Ovah 21