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nmigliore

Member Since 03 Jun 2007
Offline Last Active Aug 22 2014 06:46 AM
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In Topic: Official 2014 New York Mets Thread

10 August 2014 - 07:55 PM

Oh I'm sure he'll get one if Mejia misses time or struggles some more. I just don't think he'll be any better. I still like both of them and think they'll be very much a big part of our late-game bullpen going forward, if they can stay healthy, but I don't know if I see either being a great candidate to close given their platoon splits. All the more reason to hope Parnell comes back healthy sometime early next year.

In Topic: Official 2014 New York Mets Thread

10 August 2014 - 05:22 PM

Familia is not the answer to close, just check his enormous platoon splits.

2014 vs LHB: .313/.407/.436, 4.66 FIP, 5.46 xFIP

Yikes.

I'm sure that's not an easily correctable problem either, as he's strictly a fastball/slider guy; he doesn't throw a changeup or any other pitch that typically works vs opposite handed hitters. He's going to need to develop one to be a trusted closer in my eyes; he can handle a righty-lefty-righty situation but any team that stacks 3 lefties vs him in the 9th will just eat him apart.

In Topic: Official 2014 New York Mets Thread

10 August 2014 - 03:46 PM

Well that had to happen after Friday's escape job.

In Topic: Official 2014 New York Mets Thread

10 August 2014 - 12:00 PM

This is why it's so freaking frustrating to build around pitchers. Ugh. Hope it's nothing serious.

In Topic: Official 2014 New York Mets Thread

09 August 2014 - 10:14 PM

Lucas Duda, bitches.

 

Familia getting a chance to close with Mejia needing to rest his calf.

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