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Rick Porcello Newsbeat

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Mets to sign Rick Porcello

The Mets have struck a deal with free agent righty Rick Porcello, according to Ken Rosenthal and Eno Sarris of The Athletic. It’s a one-year, $10MM deal, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network.

Just when I thought it was safe to watch starting pitching, the terror returns.


Saturday, December 07, 2019

Mets are interested in Rick Porcello

Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.

Sometimes, the jokes seem to write themselves…..

 

 

QLE Posted: December 07, 2019 at 10:28 PM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: mets being mets, rick porcello

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Rick Porcello Smashes Two TVs After Mildly Unpleasant First Inning, Ought To Maybe Chill

Boston Red Sox starter Rick Porcello has had a rough season. His 5.55 earned run average entering Wednesday night’s start is a career-worst; his WHIP is the highest it’s been in going on four seasons in Boston; his strikeouts per nine innings are the lowest they’ve been since 2015. To make matters worse, the situation is trending in the wrong direction—over his last six starts prior to Wednesday night, Porcello’s ERA is a gruesome 9.31. It’s a remarkably persuasive testament to the uselessness of wins and losses as a measure of pitcher performance that Porcello has gone 4–1 over that stretch.

Anyway, the guy is frustrated, as he explained to the Boston Globe Wednesday. He’s identified some mechanical issues—stuck hands, late arm action, getting under the ball—and is working to “hammer down that muscle memory” in order to get his old, natural delivery back. But it’s slow going, and the process is not very enjoyable

So, when do the television sets get their revenge?

QLE Posted: August 01, 2019 at 03:08 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: rick porcello, smash, television, vandalism

 

 

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