A blog dedicated to the New York Mets with some other baseball thrown in.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

On The Bubble

"They're on the bubble," explained Mets GM Omar Minaya of that foursome, "so we want to be able to see them."

Jose Santiago, Manny Aybar, Bartolome Fortunato and Mike Matthews will take the mound in the Major League game so they can get an extended look. I'll pulling for everyone not named Felix Heredia to step up and make them push Heredia out the door.

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  • Zambrano needed 89 pitches to get through four innings, and one American League scout who has watched Zambrano extensively said he thinks the right-hander is hurting. If so, he has not told the Mets, and Peterson believes it is just a case of mind over matter for his pupil. Zambrano is coming back from a flexor tendon strain, and part of the rehab process is learning to pitch again in games, which could be causing his inconsistency.


    More problems. According to one scout, Victor Zambrano's "arm angle is all messed up . . . he's got to be hurt." While Zambrano's velocity is down a touch, his control is way off.

    Control way off? This is news?

    Player G G W L R ERA IP Ks BB OBA

    Zambrano 4 3 2 1 13 7.62 13.0 11 13 .321
    Kazmir 4 2 1 0 3 1.42 12.2 9 6 .229

    I'm not crying over spilt milk, but I'm just sayin'.

  • The NY Media blows something out of proportion? Nah...

    He can't walk, he'll be OK, he'll miss his start, he'll start on Tuesday.

  • This is one stat I missed:

    Reyes is hitting .327 with eight stolen bases and four extra-base hits this spring. Once a notoriously free swinger, Reyes has struck out once in his first 57 plate appearances.

  • The Marlins are looking to add some depth to their outfield with Detroit's Bobby Higginson.

    Aguila's hopes of making the team could hinge on a rumored deal that could bring Detroit outfielder Bobby Higginson to the Marlins.

    Expected to be either traded or released by the Tigers, Higginson, 34, has batted .273 for his career, but just .246 last season with 12 home runs and 64 RBI in 131 games.