In part 1 of the 2010 season we reviewed the offensive point of view of the season, however that was not the entire year. Now we will review the pitching aspect of 2010. So, let’s get started…
- When you label a 2010 player as “god send” or “surprise” the absolute first thing that comes to mind is RA Dickey. He was arguably the only reason why the Mets finished near .500.
- The overall rotation was great no one stable starter was terrible this year.
- Takahashi, Feliciano, Dessens, and Parnell all had terrific years so far.
- Ollie Perez, Ollie Perez, Ollie Perez, Ollie Perez, Ollie Perez…have I made my point? The Mets had only a 24 man roster basically this year.
- K-Rod was bad this year having an up and down season that basically had a terrible ending to his Met career.
- Anybody remember John Maine this year? Yes, he was a Met. His velocity sucks and he is the least durable Met on the roster.
Pitching Grade for the Year: B+
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Well, it’s over, the 2010 season is done. It seems like it went by so quickly going from David Wright’s first inning homer opening day, to the call up of Ike Davis, to R.A. Dickey and Jon Niese’s one hitter, to Beltrans return, and finally to Oliver Perez pitching the last inning of 2010. ALOT happened this year and it seems like it just went by so quickly. It’s sad. Anyway, part 1 of the season review is all about the offense as a whole. Baseball is a team sport, individual evaluations will be saved for the player by player evaluations.
- The pinch-hitting was great this year whether it was Chris Carter, Josh Thole, Mike Hessman, or Jesus Feliciano someone always seemed to get the job done.
- The Mets led the league in stolen bases this year which means they are the running team that they had to be in order to be successful.
- Many players turned it on late in the year including Carlos Beltran, David Wright, Josh Thole, and Ike Davis.
- The Mets had 4 walk off homers this year Rod Barajas, Henry Blanco, Ike Davis, and Josh Thole all hit them. The Mets were the first team ever to have 3 catchers hit walk off homers in a season.
- The Mets used the triples alley in their park to rack up a ton of triples from Pagan and Reyes.
- The Mets had more players hit more homers and more players have higher RBI totals.
- The Mets were the worst team with the bases loaded this year hitting 0 grand slams and hitting around .200 all together.
- The Mets had too many players who struck out, don’t get me wrong they aren’t the Diamondbacks, but they were wild swingers who struck out too much and didn’t walk enough.
- The lineup was never the same, it seems that they could never find out who would be a good cleanup hitter. Carlos Beltran, Chris Carter, David Wright, Ike Davis, Jason Bay plus others all hit cleanup this year.
- No Met hit over .300 this year.
- No Met had over 30 homers this year.
Offensive Grade for the Year: C….Needs ALOT of improvement
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