Friday, September 29, 2006

Pedro Out!

The Mets are going to have to win this season without Pedro Martinez. He is out for the playoffs with that dreaded calf injury.
In one respect it is good because there is no question and the guys who are healthy know what they have to do.
In truth, the Mets did succeed this season largely without him. But pitching wins in the playoffs and the Mets could have used his toughness.
El Duque now becomes the staff ace and he will get the ball in Game 1.
Seems like John Maine may pitch Game 3 and Trachsel Game 4 but I think Willie will wait to see where the series stands before making that judgment.
Who should get Pedro's playoff spot? I say another pitcher, probably Dave Williams. I don't think Michael Tucker provides much of anything. Anderson Hernandez is an option as late inning defense for Valentin but I'd rather have the extra arm in the bullpen.


Blogger Brian said...

Oliver Perez??

Friday, September 29, 2006 9:35:00 AM  

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