Commenter RonOK presents an idea for the Mets rotation and bullpen…
Perhaps the Mets should present a "tag-team" rotation in 2010.
2. Pelfrey (R) - with Nieve (R) ready for the 5th or 6th every time Yippie starts
3. Perez (L) - with Figueroa (R) ready for the 5th or 6th every time Ollie starts
4. Maine (R) - with Takashi (L) ready for the 5th or 6th every time Maine starts
5. Niese (L) - with Igarashi (R) ready for the 5th or 6th every time Maine starts
I started writing this as a lark, but with the way this pitching staff is developing and the way the roster is coming together, why not?
If you replaced Nieve with Misch, you would have a righty and lefty available for every game depending on how the starter performed in a given game .... if you had to go to the second guy, you would cause some issues with the opposition's batting order since most managers build their lineup based on whether a lefty or righty is starting the game.
Again, I started this as a joke and don’t ever see this happening -- but with this organization, you just never know.
Interesting. As I replied, I doubt it will ever happen because that’s just not “how baseball works.”
What do you think?