Scutaro traded to Col
So you can lock this up.Quote:
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox, looking to free up money to pursue either starting pitcher Roy Oswalt or outfielder Cody Ross, have traded shortstop Marco Scutaro to the Colorado Rockies.
The Red Sox received right-handed pitcher Clayton Mortensen in return. Mortensen, 26, is a former first-round sandwich pick in 2007 by St. Louis, who sent Mortensen to Oakland in the deal for outfielder Matt Holliday. The Rockies acquired Mortensen for a minor league player last January; the Red Sox become his fourth big league organization.
So he still throws it but Aug and Sep were the two worst months of his year. Oh..and good job there Dan.Quote:
So this is about looking ahead now, which sets up an intriguing night as the Mets return to Citi Field. Mike Pelfrey has a chance to make good on his belief that he has rediscovered his once-feared sinker and make a statement of sorts against the Marlins, his personal tormentors.
...Pelfrey is convinced this was more than simply a day when the pieces fell into place. For one thing, Warthen moved him from the third-base side of the rubber more to the middle, giving him more room for his sinker to work down-and-in to righthanded hitters.
...For another, Pelfrey said he believes now that all of his work on developing his secondary pitches was at least partly responsible for the declining effectiveness of the pitch that made him a No. 1 draft pick, his once-nasty sinker he could throw at 94 mph.
"I lost my natural sink because my arm slot changed," he said. "Learning the secondary stuff, I had to get on top more to throw the slider and the splitter, where I had always thrown my sinker from a little lower arm slot.
He should just rework his entire delivery, I feel that batters see the ball out of his hand too easily.
Eric Young Jr: .309/.371/.414 with 13 SB. If he was doing that on the Mets, everyone would love him. Equal home/road splits.
If this deal was ever possible, it was a no-brainer just for the speed factor. Turner is easily replaceable.
We should bump the Fernando Martinez Released thread too.
3-run HR tonight
Last December rumors started to fly that the Mets were interested in Eric Young Jr., and that offering Justin Turner just might get it done. The rumors resurfaced in August, while Young was putting together a breakout season, but was then cut short by injury that ended his season. I'm not suggesting that a Turner for Young trade is at all viable now, but I wonder if Young is a player that the Mets should target now. I wonder . . .
Was Young's breakout season last year the real deal? It was a small sample, only 196 PAs, but he hit .316 with a .377 OBP. Equally impressive was that his home and away splits were fairly balanced, and as a switch hitter his OPS batting righty was more than 200 points higher than batting lefty (.974 vs. .770) although his lefty hitting was more than respectable. He's an above average fielder, and his speed works to his advantage in CF and as a leadoff hitter.
However, in his prior 3 seasons, also with limited playing time, he was mediocre at the plate, with a career slash line of .266/.339/.339. Making things worse, his awat splits prior to last year were abysmal, making his career slash line on the road .217/.299/.270. He is an efficient base stealer, though, stealing 27 of 31 attempts in 2011 and 14 of 16 in 2012.
My inclination is that he'd be a really good trade target for Alderson. Wondering what others think mow.
Turner won't help COL win any more games and EY JR won't help the NYM win any more games either.... fair trade.
Hicks is replacing Cedeno so he will be on the team.