• No Thanks

    Posted by on April 11th, 2017 · Comments (9)

    Michael Pineda could go 25-3 with an ERA of 1.74 this season, and, I would still let him walk away as a free agent at the end of the year.

    Comments on No Thanks

    1. YoureNotAMetsFan
      April 11th, 2017 | 11:40 am

      Somebody is going to have to fill all the innings. Tanaka and CC may be gone as well. Pineda is no longer a hot prospect so if you can sign him affordably, I’d do it.

    2. Evan3457
      April 11th, 2017 | 9:34 pm

      If he goes 25-3 with a 1.74 ERA, he won’t be affordable. He’ll be expensive.

    3. LMJ229
      April 15th, 2017 | 2:26 pm

      If he goes 25-3 with a 1.74 ERA he will win the Cy Young award and everyone will want him, including the Yanks.

    4. OldYanksFan
      April 17th, 2017 | 6:41 pm

      @ YoureNotAMetsFan:Well said. People forget that it can be difficult and expensive to simply get an ‘average’ SP…. ESPECIALLY if you need to get 1 or 2 other SPs. Pineda is a fine #4… provided that’s how he’s paid. 3/$40?

    5. April 19th, 2017 | 9:56 am

      No one learned from Pavano? Give a dog money and then he will return to being a dog once he has the money.

      If Pineda has a good year, someone will pay him. And, then they will be sorry because he will return to what he’s always been before this season.

    6. Evan3457
      April 19th, 2017 | 9:40 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      No one learned from Pavano? Give a dog money and then he will return to being a dog once he has the money.
      If Pineda has a good year, someone will pay him. And, then they will be sorry because he will return to what he’s always been before this season.

      Well, there’s good, and then there’s GOOD.

      In 2004, Pavano was 18-8, 3.00. Lots of guys are 18-8, 3.00 for one year. That’s…good.

      But you’re describing a Guidry, ’78 year.

      That’s GOOD

      That’s a year of signature significance. It’s not possible for a mediocre pitcher to have a Guidry ’78. Such a pitcher would have to be among the elite in his era. If Pineda had such a year, that would be significant evidence he’s a much better pitcher than he was before. He’d still have the injury history to make you go…”Well, I dunno”. But in terms of ability, there’d no longer be any doubt. Especially if he has his usual ridiculous K/BB ratio.

      But that’s way way way down the road. Let’s see him have a 3rd good start in a row. Then we can start to worry about the significance of 25-3, 1.74.

    7. Raf
      April 21st, 2017 | 1:01 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      I think the overall point is that Steve doesn’t want Pineda back. 🙂

    8. Evan3457
      April 21st, 2017 | 1:06 pm

      Raf wrote:

      @ Evan3457:
      I think the overall point is that Steve doesn’t want Pineda back.

      I get it. Even if he comes through this year at a level below Guidry ’78, he’s still very risky. But if he turns in a Guidry year…well, significant new evidence in the other direction requires re-thinking past decisions. Well, it does for me, anyway.

    9. April 24th, 2017 | 12:36 pm

      I don’t think I have ever watched a Yankees pitcher who makes me more ill than Pineda. And, I have seen a lot of them.

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