NY Sports Dog: And Then There Was Pedro....

Sunday, March 1, 2009

And Then There Was Pedro....

They say timing is everything.

Freddy Garcia can only hit 86 mph on the gun, and is being outpitched by (gulp), Livan Hernandez.

Johan Santana has a tendon that's barking, and the Mets are preaching "caution". He may need more tests.

Tim Redding was shut down because of his shoulder and finally threw off the mound yesterday. He is scheduled to throw in a game---a week from now.

Jon Niese is doing his best to make opponents bats hit his pitches.

John Maine is coming back from shoulder surgery.

Look! Up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's...it's...it's....Pedro Martinez?

Yes my friends, Pedro Martinez is scheduled to fly in to Florida today for the World Baseball Classic.

While a lot of folks were adamant about Pedro and the Mets parting ways, the once closed door has certainly opened a crack.

What if Pedro pitches well in the WBC? What if his fastball is once again in the low 90s with consistency?

Would the door open further? Would the Mets welcome him back, and he would he accept a limited role as a starter or reliever?

Who do you have more faith in--Livan Hernandez or Pedro Martinez?

So let's run this down for a little reality check:

Johan Santana: Elbow problems stemming from triceps tendinitis, and he is coming back from knee surgery
John Maine: Coming back from shoulder surgery
Oliver Perez: All good thus far
Mike Pelfrey: All good thus far, Verducci effect be damned
Freddy Garcia: Coming back from injury, mixed results now with decreased velocity
Tim Redding: Shut down once already, 4.95 ERA last year including a 6.49 ERA in his last 10 starts, another guy coming back from surgery
Livan Hernandez: Looked good in 2 innings, 6.05 ERA last year including a 7.91 ERA in his last 10 starts
Jon Niese: Got bombed this week, very much looks like a AAA pitcher at this point
And then there was Pedro...

Career: Batting | Pitching | Fielding
SEASON TEAM G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L SV
ERA
1992 LA 2 1 0 0 8.0 6 2 2 0 1 8 0 1 0
2.25
1993 LA 65 2 0 0 107.0 76 34 31 5 57 119 10 5 2
2.61
1994 Mon 24 23 1 1 144.2 115 58 55 11 45 142 11 5 1
3.42
1995 Mon 30 30 2 2 194.2 158 79 76 21 66 174 14 10 0
3.51
1996 Mon 33 33 4 1 216.2 189 100 89 19 70 222 13 10 0
3.70
1997 Mon 31 31 13 4 241.1 158 65 51 16 67 305 17 8 0
1.90
1998 Bos 33 33 3 2 233.2 188 82 75 26 67 251 19 7 0
2.89
1999 Bos 31 29 5 1 213.1 160 56 49 9 37 313 23 4 0
2.07
2000 Bos 29 29 7 4 217.0 128 44 42 17 32 284 18 6 0
1.74
2001 Bos 18 18 1 0 116.2 84 33 31 5 25 163 7 3 0
2.39
2002 Bos 30 30 2 0 199.1 144 62 50 13 40 239 20 4 0
2.26
2003 Bos 29 29 3 0 186.2 147 52 46 7 47 206 14 4 0
2.22
2004 Bos 33 33 1 1 217.0 193 99 94 26 61 227 16 9 0
3.90
2005 NYM 31 31 4 1 217.0 159 69 68 19 47 208 15 8 0
2.82
2006 NYM 23 23 0 0 132.2 108 72 66 19 39 137 9 8 0
4.48
2007 NYM 5 5 0 0 28.0 33 11 8 0 7 32 3 1 0
2.57
2008 NYM 20 20 0 0 109.0 127 70 68 19 44 87 5 6 0
5.62
Total -- 467 400 46 17 2782.2 2173 988 901 232 752 3117 214 99 3
2.91

I hope he remembered his cape.
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1 comment:

Mets4EVR said...

If Santana needs to get shut down for a month or two, we absolutely need to bring him in for a look.

None of us have any clue what Livan, Redding or Garcia really has left, and Pedro just might be better than all of them right now.

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