Archive for August 31st, 2009

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Good News & Bad News for Mets Rotation

Mets Rumors & News

The ramshackle rotation the Mets are throwing out on the field these days looks more like a punchline than a major league starting staff. But a funny thing happened on the way to oblivion – the three pitchers whose main asset seems to be that they’re alive have performed amazingly well, while the two with “future” stamped on their foreheads haven’t fared so well.

The three “filler” guys – Nelson Figueroa, Pat Misch and Tim Redding – have put together five solid starts since joining the rotation. The Mets were scraping the bottom of the barrel with these guys, but they’ve all surprised everyone so far (and we’ll emphasize “so far” here). All three are veteran journeymen and Redding is the only one the Mets have anything invested in (with another year left on his contract, though Figueroa could be a long man or fifth starter candidate next year I suppose), but they’ve all filled in nicely.

Figueroa threw a gem yesterday, going seven innings while only allowing a run, and he struck …

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