Everyone In Awe of Lefty As Mets Players Arrive

Lisa Kennedy, of NJ.com’s Mets Blog, details the reaction of nearly every single person in Port St. Lucie today when they could hear pitches thrown in the bullpen. Who was it? Their big-time pitcher.

“Fascinating scene at Tradition Field this morning. Johan Santana, wearing shorts and a t-shirt, was throwing a casual bullpen session at the complex, with pitching coach Rick Peterson close at hand. The media all wandered out to watch from the path next to the bullpens area. Then all the catchers stopped their work on an adjoining field to come and watch. Then all the coaches. Then some of the players who had been working out, like David Wright, stopped on their way back to the clubhouse to watch. Barely anyone spoke, and then only in a murmur. Basically the entire camp halted to watch the Mets’ prize offseason acquisition throw 30 pitches.”

That’s huge. The reason why you can see everyone making such a big deal out of this is a simple one: The Mets only had 1 more piece to the puzzle that they’ve wanted to complete since 2005, and that puzzle, in my mind, is complete. The Mets have multiple 15-game winners in their starting rotation, they have a closer, they have big hitters, they have a solid bench, and they have quality position players that will stick around for a long time. What don’t they have? A BIG TIME pitcher that is in his prime. The Mets now have a BIG TIME pitcher in his prime in Johan. Pedro is a pretty big-time pitcher, he just isn’t 28 years old anymore.

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2 thoughts on “Everyone In Awe of Lefty As Mets Players Arrive

  1. Hi Matt, Your Dad is a volunteer coach for our football camp, and he told me about this site – it is awesome! I can’t believe you do this yourself!

    Did you meet Phil SImms last year at the camp? Bill Sheridan, the linebackers coach for the Giants was there too. If you plan on coming again this year, please let me know so I can meet you and introduce you to the Giants and Jets coaches that will be there.

    Good luck in the upcoming baseball season.

    Marianne Loose

  2. Hi,
    Thank you very much for writing the nice comment! I do all the writing on this site and add all the links and that kind of thing, but if it wasn’t for my brother setting this all up for me in the first place and helping with maintaining it, I would never have this site.

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