In all seriousness, I'm seeing a dynamic similar to what I saw in a young Jesse Orosco who was mediocre at best from the time he came up prematurely in 1979 right through 1982. If you asked me what I thought would become of Jesse during any of those years, I would have said "Feh. Just another mediocre Met pitcher."
Originally Posted by metswon69
Then BAM! 1983 comes and he starts throwing this slider like i had never seen before. By the All Star Break he was the best reliever in all of baseball. Geez, Met Manager Frank Howard used to bring him in for 4 inning saves. He was unhittable. Hell, the NL would have won the All Star Game that year if expletive deletive Whitey Herzog used Jesse to pitch to Fred Lynn with the bases juiced instead of SF's Atley Hammaker. The result: Lynn hit the first grand slam in All Star Game history.
My point is that something -- can't tell you exactly what -- but something about Edgin reminds me of a young Jesse. Good arm, good attitude, just hasn't figured out how to put it all together yet. But something -- and again i don't know what that something is -- tells me he will. Then watch out baseball. Josh Edgin will go from being CoF to CoP!!!!!
Last edited by fanofclendennon; 01-22-2013 at 12:37 PM.
"Ain't got the call no more. Got a lot of sinful idears – but they seem kinda sensible...."