Archive for March 15th, 2008

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Schoeneweis: Healthy and Ready to Impress

Mets Rumors & News

When the Mets signed Scott Schoeneweis last off-season to a three-year contract, their expectations were to add a big lefty pitcher who could help pave the way to Billy Wagner.  Schoeneweis was coming off a year where he struggled in Toronto, but after being dealt to the Cincinnati Reds at the trading deadline he found new life.  In his final sixteen appearances, he went 2-0 with a 0.63 ERA.  

Well it looked like the Mets got the Blue Jays version of Scheoneweis because he was a mess.  His 5.03 ERA and 1.525 WHIP were not what management was expecting out of thirty-three year old lefthander.  I myself spent a good part of the season ripping him whenever the opportunity arose, because no lead was safe if Schoeneweis was coming in the game, especially if there were men on base.

Unbeknownst to me, Schoeneweis was pitching the entire 2007 season injured.  In 2005, while with the Blue Jays, Schoeneweis slipped on a wet field and tore a tendon behind his knee.  He’s been pitching on it ever …

Duncan and Cabrera Suspended For Actions In Brawl

Yankees Rumors & News

It didn’t take Joe Girardi long to put his stamp on the Yankees. A mere three weeks into Spring Training and we already see in a difference in the Bronx Bombers. With the exception of a few players, this is basically the same team that Joe Torre managed in his last game as Yankee manager last October. Yet, we there seems to be a world of a difference this spring.

I’m sure most of you have seen the recent developments between the Yanks and the Tampa Bay Rays. Last weekend saw Tampa Bay’s Elliot Johnson run over Yankee catching prospect Francisco Cervelli, thus breaking his right hand. Wednesday the Yanks’ Shelley Duncan went into second baseman Aki Iwamura with an aggressive slide, which led to a bench clearing brawl. As a result Duncan along with Melky Cabrera were suspended 3 games each by Major League Baseball for their actions in the brawl. Girardi was fined for the incident. The Rays’ Jonny Gomes was also fined and suspended 2 games for his …

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