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by Gonzo Will
I have to admit, last night hurt a bit….I really wanted to see a Mets sweep but I guess it wasn’t meant to be. I’ll be honest, I really thought that Murphy shot in the bottom of the ninth had a shot.
Today’s question is a prediction one….Do the Mets win tonight’s rubber game?
6/24/2012-11:06am at 11:06 am (UTC -4)
Justin Hampson – give him a shot already!!!
Oh and I expect a loss because this Yankee lineup is very dangerous and if he gets behind in the count, they will jump on that fastball
6/24/2012-11:10am at 11:10 am (UTC -4)
And he’s a lefty, too! Bring him up!
6/24/2012-11:16am at 11:16 am (UTC -4)
Dickey’s on the mound. Win.
6/24/2012-11:55am at 11:55 am (UTC -4)
What kind of BS question is this. THEY ARE WINNING!
6/24/2012-11:58am at 11:58 am (UTC -4)
I say win. And for Oleo, A) don’t get behind and B) if you do get behind, don’t throw the FB anyway. This would be the game to live and die with the KB.
And I like the Hampson idea. he has been pitching well, and Terry could really use a 2nd LHP. Even last night, a big part of sticking with Young vs. Ibanez (even though Ibanez generally does suck) was that he needed to save Byrdman for another better lefty later on.
elvin is the forgotten man, so swap the 2. Only problem of course is the 40 man issues.
So, make these moves:
option Spin and Elvin, DFA Omar Q.
call up Beato, Hampson and Tejada.
Hampson takes Qs 40 man spot.
6/24/2012-12:04pm at 12:04 pm (UTC -4)
oops. Forgot that Elvin already went down. I guess that means Heffenr is the one to go down?
6/24/2012-12:10pm at 12:10 pm (UTC -4)
you DFA Rottino, not Quintanilla.
Q is a valuable person on our team (and will likely get claimed), whereas Rottino is less important and less productive.
It’s just amazing that will the bullpen struggles and how often BP guys come out of nowhere that guys like Egbert and Hampson sit in AAA where the status quo hasn’t changed.
If the Yankees can take a risk on Cory Wade and Clay Rapada, surely the Mets can with their “AAAA” relievers…
6/24/2012-12:27pm at 12:27 pm (UTC -4)
roster clogs have killed them all year I think. But at this point, how much risk is there to DFAing a guy like satin?
And Q is nice enough, but totally redundant to Cedeno. You really need 2 guys like that on the bench?
assuming they are sticking with cedeno, the expendable bench guys are Rotino, Omar and Valdy. So base the moves on positional needs, offensive attributes, and options.
I think (could be wrong, it happened 1 other time!) that Rotino can be sent down, and only Omar has to be put on waivers?
They do need some more arms to try in the pen. Hefner probably should go down to start. I am jiggy with Hampson, but unless say FFF hits the DL, or they make a bold move and DFA or trade Rauch (not happening) the pen might be a bit clogged. Or hell, waive Batista?
just do something Sandy damned it! Get Hampson up here.
6/24/2012-12:39pm at 12:39 pm (UTC -4)
they need a 40 man spot so that is why Rottino should be DFAd, even though he has options.
Q has done too good a job to risk losing especially since he would start against RHP if Cedeno or Tejada gets hurt again.
6/24/2012-3:24pm at 3:24 pm (UTC -4)
Q has impressed me more than the “Small C.” Trade Cedeno for a overstuffed pastrami sandwich from the 2nd Ave Deli.
6/24/2012-12:11pm at 12:11 pm (UTC -4)
My money is on Dickey. His numbers are good against the Yankees.
They Yankee hitters take home run swings. Those usually don’t fare well against a knuckle ball. If Dickey’s knuckle ball and control is as good tonight as it has been most of the season, I see no reason why he should get hit hard. Of course, all depends on that knuckle ball.
The Mets hitters are facing CC. That could be the bigger problem tonight.
6/24/2012-12:26pm at 12:26 pm (UTC -4)
I say a Met win.
And Hampson? Please. Another career minor league nothing.
6/24/2012-12:34pm at 12:34 pm (UTC -4)
actually he was a ML guy. Just lost a few prime years to injury. And he was a pretty good prospect back in the day.
So, this is not some Misch that has spent a decade toiling in the minors, learning how to fool young kids with an assortment of crap pitches.
age 27-28 with the Padres, he had an ERA+ of about 140, and an ERA of 2.80 in 75 games.
If we had someone like that come up the fanbase would be screaming for him to be the closer!
and his last couple years in the minors seem to indicate that he is finally healthy again and back to what he used to do. Combine that with his ML experience, and the general crapitude of the Met pen, and hell yeah I think he can help.
6/24/2012-12:44pm at 12:44 pm (UTC -4)
Yes, and that was how many years ago?
The last couple of years? Last year he had pretty decent–far from very good or excellent–AAA stats, and two years ago (albeit small sample size) he was getting shelled in an independent league!
Sorry Ceetar, and I know we need bullpen arms, but this guy will be the next in the procession which proudly includes such arms as Misch and Schwinden and Hefner.
6/24/2012-1:02pm at 1:02 pm (UTC -4)
Please enlighten me on how you know for a fact, he can’t be a major league reliever?
Why is Clay Rapada at age 31 able to be successful, out of nowhere for the Yankees this season, but Justin Hampson has zero chance of being anything more than Pat Misch?
6/24/2012-1:08pm at 1:08 pm (UTC -4)
Well, I guess my answer would be that based on their minor league numbers the last few years, Rapada surely showed a hell of a lot more potential.
But I honestly don’t follow the Yanks closely enough to really know all that much about Rapada.
6/24/2012-1:05pm at 1:05 pm (UTC -4)
he was hurt and recovering for a few years. And improving each year back.
sometimes it takes guys a lost years after a major injury, but they do make it back.
hell, look at Young!
but, right now, all year, the guy has been getting the job done, so yes, give him a shot.
unless you have someone like a healthy mo sitting in the float, ready to step in? Or want to see them rush Mejia back? Or trade Harvey for matt Capps?
6/24/2012-1:20pm at 1:20 pm (UTC -4)
Not sure he was improving each year, and also very sure that he never was in Young’s class.
And no, I don’t want to see Mejia rushed, and I don’t want to trade Harvey for Capps.
Although I would like Capps.
6/24/2012-3:31pm at 3:31 pm (UTC -4)
I have no idea whether or not Hampson’s physical talents have returned. He may have learned how to get minor league hitters out (and he has not been overpowering in this regard) and talent wise is not the pitcher he was before the injury problem.
6/24/2012-12:45pm at 12:45 pm (UTC -4)
Cory Wade and Clay Rapada were also considered AAAA players until they came to the Yankees.
If the Yankees can give those guys a look when they are expected to win their division, why can’t we give our “AAAA guys” a look too when we are expected to finish in last???
6/24/2012-1:09pm at 1:09 pm (UTC -4)
Sure we can give them a look. I personally just doubt that Hampson will be any good.
But I sure as hell hope I am wrong as hell.
6/24/2012-3:34pm at 3:34 pm (UTC -4)
The Mets will win tonight if RA pitches a complete game shutout. If they need to go to the bullpen the Yankees will win.
6/24/2012-4:30pm at 4:30 pm (UTC -4)
The odds are high on that. I asked the magic 8-ball and a couple of bottles of New Belgium Ranger. They all concurred.
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