Link Roundup

Adam Rubin dropped a bombshell this morning, and his headline says it all: “Slumping Mets eye major shakeup: Coaches on firing line; Pelfrey, Perez or Maine may get demoted

Wallace Matthews says the Mets and Yankees misread the market, pointing out “… they are turning fans away at Citizens Bank Park, and in New York, at least 10,000 seats go unoccupied every game”

MetsGeek previews the pitchers in this weekend’s series with the Nationals.

The Mets Report says the Dan Murphy Experiment Should End Now

Brooklyn Met Fan says it’s time for Omar to place a call to Pedro

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  1. isuzudude April 24, 2009 at 9:56 am
    Regarding the BMF post: I was onboard the Bring-Back-Pedro bandwagon before Tim Redding, Freddy Garcia, and Livan Hernandez were signed. Now bringing Pedro back just further muddles the #5 spot and adds another mediocre arm to an already mediocre staff. Additionally, I think BMF is suffering from short term memory loss, as he seems capable of only recollecting the good parts about Pedro, and even some of those are subjective. Pedro may be a leader and may be able to deflect media attention, but how much did those qualities help the Mets turn their season around the past 2 years? Um, yeah, he had no effect. Also, about stabilizing the rotation, is it just me or did everyone else also see Pedro struggle to hit 90 MPH while throwing to the tune of a 5.61 ERA and .294 opp avg last season? Those hardly seem like stabilizing statistics to me.

    As a platoon #5, on a staff already complete with 4 other solid pitchers, Pedro would be a fine acquisition. But with the current state of affairs, re-signing Pedro would be like putting a band-aid on a broken bone. It’s just not enough to fix the problem.

  2. joe April 24, 2009 at 10:16 am
    I’m not going to get down on BMF, simply because a “bad” Pedro at this point looks a lot better than what the Mets have been throwing out there lately. You may be correct on all points re: Pedro at this point in his career, but the scary thing is, he might be an upgrade!
  3. Andy April 24, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    Maybe they could get a decent starter for Delgado and move Murphy to 1B?
  4. isuzudude April 24, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    Not sure if the Mets are ready to concende needing Delgado just yet, Andy, but if the team is still toiling around .500 by the allstar break, I’d be all for the move. Don’t expect Murphy not to have his hiccups at 1B, though.