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An option for the Mets

By: Mike Connors

Since it looks like the Mets will be going to the dance with Santana, Pelfrey, Maine, Perez, and Nieves. If there is one thing we learn every year it is there is no such thing as too much pitching; someone always get injured or isn't performing to their expectations. The idea is to sign insurance policies now.
Guys that are coming of an injury or an older pitcher going on the Roger Clemens schedule looking to start playing in June. There are some interesting options on that heap this year too. Erik Bedard is I think a must grab; he won't be able to pitch until late May early June but once Manuel gives his third or fourth press conference about how Ollie is getting his confidence back, Bedard should be ready to go.
Chein-Ming Wang is another option and I think he is another no brainer but the Mets will have more competition here. Wang is another one who can't pitch until June but, put him in Citi Field and that sinker that he throws could do some major damage to batting averages.
Pedro is lesser attractive option. Nobody wants him back except maybe Omar Minaya so he can announce a famous name at a press conference. He is a below average option but, by June/July he may be more attractive than what the Mets have pitching for them.
John Smoltz is next, honestly I don't think he wants to go to New York; well Queens atleast. He had an abisimal season as a Red Sock last season and an average stint with the Cardinals. He would be successful as a Met but, Smoltz in Met jersey cmon... that is like Reggie Miller signing with the Knicks for a year.
Loyalty does not exist in sports anymore what a shame.
Oh wait...I almost forgot this whole blog is moot the Mets signed their new ace yesterday. Welcome to New York JOSH FOGG!


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