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. isuzudude December 16, 2008 at 11:11 am
    Not to mention that dude’s got some hairy arms! I’d like to know what his palms look like, if you catch my drift…
  2. sincekindergarten December 16, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    I wouldn’t touch that with a 400-foot foul pole.

    But, you can bet that he’ll get a healthy dose of ribbing in his own clubhouse, not to mention every other park in the league.

  3. ghost of doug sisk December 18, 2008 at 1:51 pm
    I don’t care if he’s the k-y model of the year. He’s got the ring, he played hurt for three months and the Mets have gimpy castillo stumbling around at second base.
  4. WFC Phils December 18, 2008 at 8:46 pm
    This from fans of a team that, at late as 2007, had a left fielder who urinated on his own hands.
  5. joe December 18, 2008 at 11:08 pm
    WFC Phils: yes, and you are free to keep your jokes to yourself on that subject as well. If you haven’t been visiting for long, I can assure you that we poke fun at our beloved Mets (and players on other teams) as well.

    In other words, Chase isn’t necessarily being picked on here because he’s a Phillie — it’s because it’s … well, um, for some of the more immature of us … a funny thing for him to be promoting.

    Thanks for checking in, and happy holidays!

  6. ghost of doug sisk December 19, 2008 at 11:27 am
    joe – – you are my favorite writer.