Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
April 8, 2005
BASEBALL: Downer

Well, the Mets sure know how to take the enthusiasm out of you. Nothing like getting swept by a mediocre team to start the season on the wrong foot. All in all, even with yesterday's shutdown by Aaron Harang, I'm still very optimistic about this team's offense and defense, and despite the early 3-run homer on Opening Day you can't help but be impressed by Pedro's first outing. But the pitching staff is a disaster. I've never really trusted Tom Glavine, who's now 3-7 with a 6.22 ERA since the beginning of last August. Ishii and the bullpen have been as bad as advertised, Trachsel's down for half the season or more, Benson's hurt already . . . not a good sign.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 6:38 AM | Baseball 2005 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
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Geeez, and already the Mets are out of contention for the wild card...wonder if they'd be interested in a fat (6'1",240-ish) 47yo lefty reliever? Haven't done anything baseball-wise since little league so not much baseball-related wear and tear on the wing. This would be a good thing. ;)

Posted by: JSAllison at April 8, 2005 3:21 PM

Welcome to the postings Sid Fernandez!

Posted by: jim at April 8, 2005 7:04 PM
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