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Sunday, January 04, 2015

The Giants must move Tim Lincecum to the bullpen - Beyond the Box Score

Is it time for the Freak to move to the pen?

Jim Furtado Posted: January 04, 2015 at 12:00 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, sabermetrics, tim lincecum, yusmeiro petit

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Former Mets farmhand Petit unsung hero for Giants | New York Post

Yusmeiro Petit had a very good year and is having a tremendous off-season. Will it be good enough to get him a starting spot next year?

Jim Duquette remembers the debates in the Mets’ front office. Yusmeiro Petit was dominating minor league hitters, but doing it with stuff that did not overwhelm.
“We couldn’t get a consensus,” Duquette said recalling his days as the Mets’ assistant general manager. “He is getting everyone out, but doing it with an 88-90 mph fastball. We called it an invisi-ball. Is he a No. 1, a No. 2 or just another guy?”
Finally, Omar Minaya, then the Mets’ GM, said the club came to peace that Petit was a back-end starter because his “velocity was short.”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 26, 2014 at 08:52 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: giants, world series, yusmeiro petit

 

 

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