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.
  1. sincekindergarten April 4, 2008 at 7:24 am
    Bullpens. It will be a battle of bullpens. In the New York Post today, there’s this quote on Page 94, in a story by Bart Hubbach: “Glavine, who won his 300th game as a Met, admitted yesterday that he dreaded the idea of pitching against his former team of five seasons.” Maybe he’ll be as successful against us as he was against the Braves while he was here.
  2. isuzudude April 4, 2008 at 8:02 am
    One of the commenters for the story on Chop N Change rebutted your argument, Joe, that the Glavine/Pelfrey game could become a slugfest, saying Glavine is clearly a better starter than Pelfrey. That may be true on surface level, but wasn’t it Pelfrey who silenced Atlanta to 1 run over 6 innings last September in Atlanta? And wasn’t Glavine the guy who couldn’t even get out of the first inning in his final start last year? Spin it all you want, Braves fans, but predicting winners isn’t all that cut and dry. I also saw the poster said game 1 belongs to the Braves because Hudson is Atlanta’s #2 starter and Maine is the Mets’ #3, which automatically means Hudson is better than Maine. Hmm…by that logic, wouldn’t Rick VandenHurk be better than Maine, as well, as he is the Marlins’ #2 and Maine is the Mets #3? Ah, how these crazy Brave fans make me laugh, living in their twisted fantasy worlds.