Don’t Blame Willie

Many of you have already seen my article on Gotham Baseball Magazine titled “Why Willie Gets a Pass”. In short, I explain that I can’t put 100% blame on Willie Randolph for the way he (mis)handled the Mets bullpen last year, due to the fact that he learned bullpen management prior to PED testing — and in my opinion, PEDs had something to do with effective relief pitching.

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Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.