Archive for September 4th, 2007

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Return of Pedro

Mets Rumors & News

It took 136 games but Pedro Martinez, returning from rotator cuff surgery, made his season debut yesterday, as the Mets won their fourth game in a row, beating the Cincinnati Reds 10-4.

In the first inning, Pedro looked shaky giving up two runs and three hits. In the remaining four innings Martinez settled down. He allowed one run, while giving up two hits and striking out four. Martinez had little trouble finding the strike zone. He did walk three batters (one intentional), but 47 of his 76 pitches were for strikes. His fastball started to come around, maxing out at 90 MPH, and his change up had good movement. Based on Pedro’s comments, he is pleased regarding his outing (via the Post):

“It could have been different. It could have been worse. It could have been better,” he said. “Who knows? But I’m just pleased with the fact that I’m healthy, and I came out of this healthy and I have a chance to do it one more …

Parcells, Giants dance is getting tired

Giants Rumors & News

After reading a tease for the book “The GM: The Inside Story of a Dream Job and the Nightmares That Go With It,” in the Daily News I can’t wait for the book to be released.

Written by Tom Callahan with the help of former Giants GM Ernie Accorsi, the book — to be released later this month — appears to be full of interesting behind-the-scenes tidbits about the Giants.

The juiciest? The various flirtations between the Giants and Bill Parcells during the past decade.

There is apparently one story about how Parcells made it known he would accept the Giants GM job after Accorsi retired if the team was interested.

Another story details how the Giants would have given the coaching job to Parcells instead of Jim Fassel back in 1997 but the Mara family couldn’t reach GM George Young fast enough to stop him from offering Fassel the job. Crazy stuff that would have changed the course of the Giants during the past decade.

Let’s think about Parcells, 77-49-1 with two Super Bowl titles as …

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