Image from WikipediaPedro Martinez left the game after 3.1 uninspiring innings with a left hamstring injury tonight. The game is still in progress right now, tied 4-4 in the top of the seventh inning. Read the full story at MLB.com.
If this is anything more than a minor injury it’ll be a two-pronged problem:
- The Mets are counting on him for a season over .500 with approximately 25 starts
- Martinez needs to have a decent season if he’s going to get a multi-year contract next season when he’ll be 37 years old
Mets at Marlins 7:10pm TV: SNY Pedro Martinez vs. Rick VandenHurk
It’s early but the Mets have to keep pace with the Nationals already. It’ll be interesting to see what Pedro has left in the tank this year. He’ll be pivotal to the Mets season this year. They need him to be well over .500 to have a successful season.
It seems like every baseball column that I’m reading today is filled with fearless prognostications. Personally, I think it’s silly so I’m not going to get into it. Predicting a team’s record after 162 game season?
You may say “Hey, you’ve linked to columns and videos with season predictions!”. Why? I’ve added a few links to prediction columns but I’ve been selective about it. I only link to my favorite columnists. I only add links to the writers that usually “get it right”.
I will say this: I’ll be moderately surprised if the Mets don’t win the East. The Phillies are pretty good, but not that good. Everyone else in the division looks like a sub-.500 team to me. It’s amazing how many people are picking the Braves to win the division or more this year!
Anyway, the reason for this post is that I found a good prediction column on Yahoo. It encompasses all of their baseball columnists at once. That’s the way to do it. Nice photo of Johan Santana in the column too.
Source: WikipediaThis Sunday night CBS’ 60 Minutes interviews Sabermetrics-man Bill James. This episode airs Sunday March 30th at 7:00pm. For those of you under 50 years old, 60 Minutes is a news magazine format program. You can read a preview of the interview here.
James currently works for the Red Sox front office. He says in this interview that if he could pick a dream team that his first pick would be David Wright.
Thanks to Spot Starters for the heads up on this one.