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These five men failed Wheeler, and I just hope they didn’t fracture him. With all the patience, and all the time it took for Wheeler to come up here, NOBODY noticed what Joey Cora, the White Sox and the Nationals noticed in a matter of days?
one thing to be concerned about is that wheeler may go through an adjustment period with a new approach. that can take a while
It's weird (well, not for the Mets) that a team with no chance to contend, and that would like to push back players' arb clocks, would bring up an unpolished pitcher with iffy control who has all of 100 innings at AAA.
Is it just me or does Joey Cora, supposedly 48 years old, look like a senior citizen?
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Is that a sign that the money troubles are really so bad that anything that might generate a buzz is being considered, or is it just the ordinary bad management?
Scott, meet cherry-picked small sample size. Cherry-picked small sample size, meet scott.
No, the Wilpons are the reason the team sucks. But your relentless effort to paint everything in the worst possible light for the Mets is ridiculous.
If you were only an idiot, that would be one thing, but you're a pathological liar, as well, who is so out of control that you have to start a fight with me no matter what I post.
You'd have been better off just not responding like you did on the last Mets thread about the opening of their next contention window.
ETA: Also, yes, I am mentally ill. I suffer from depression.
There is nothing to be gained, other than a few thousand attendance at a handful of dates, and much to be lost by bringing him up midseason. If he does have a few more very bad 3 inning starts he'll have lost ground in development compared to the innings he would have been getting in the minors.
WASHINGTON -- Right-hander Taylor Jordan was tipping his pitches in his first Major League start, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Adam LaRoche first noticed the trend, according to the source, and he told the right-hander and manager Davey Johnson about it. LaRoche said before Jordan started Thursday's game against the Brewers that the rookie has fixed the problem, but LaRoche will continue to keep an eye on him.
"I just informed him of what I saw and tried to explain that, up here, you're not going to get away with that for long. There's too many scouts, there's too many different video angles now and people looking for it," LaRoche said. "We've got guys constantly looking for pitchers tipping stuff, so I'm sure he's corrected it. He said he thought about it in the past and caught it in the past and just didn't feel himself falling back into it."
Jordan was solid in Thursday's 8-5 win over Milwaukee, as he allowed two runs on six hits and no walks with three strikeouts and left with a 5-2 lead after 5 2/3 innings. He didn't receive a decision because the bullpen blew his lead.
Mets rookie Zack Wheeler, who the Nationals faced in Sunday's 13-2 win, was also reportedly tipping his pitches. When asked about how often players catch those tips, LaRoche was frank.
"More often than you think," he said. "There's a handful of players I think on every team -- I say that because it's every team I've been on -- that are really good at picking that stuff up.
"It's a big part of the game. That's why I tell our young guys all the time, it's completely different now. You're playing the same game, but you've got a lot more eyeballs on you here."
Who are you, Rob Base under another name?
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