ARMS TAKING SHAPE

10 Jun

It’s been some time since the Mets had a variety of pitchers to get excited about.

These days, fearing Oliver Perez running out to the mound is no longer a concern and the Mets are slowly developing their staff into one of the game’s best.

We know who Johan Santana is and what he brings to the field every fifth day. Mike Pelfrey was a big question mark entering 2010 after a difficult 2009, but he has been one of the league’s top pitchers through the first two months of the season.

Then comes Jon Niese who one-hit the Padres Thursday night. Niese still needs to show me he can dominate offenses that rank a little higher in the offensive categories, but every game counts.

While I like R.A. Dickey, the Mets need a fourth starter to solidify the rotation. Trusting Dickey, Maine and Takahashi to pitch two out of five games for the rest of the year is not going to be good enough through this summer.

However, bringing in reinforcement may launch this team into October.

Minaya needs to bring in an ace, be it Lee or Oswalt. While it will cost some top prospects, the pennant is as close as its been since the fall of 2006.

Even if Minaya chooses not to bring in the big fish, he needs to add another arm to compliment the impressive trio of Santana, Big Pelf and Niese.

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One Response to “ARMS TAKING SHAPE”

  1. keithosaunders June 10, 2010 at 11:35 PM #

    Hard to believe, but I’ve been hearing that the Yankees have the inside track for Lee. Another arm would be great but I actually think they can get by with this rotation, provided they remain injury-free and the offense wakes up.

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