Tag Archives: Scott Kazmir

Looking beyond the Verducci Effect

Tom Verducci has unveiled his red-flagged pitchers to watch this season (now with video!) for the dreaded Year-After Effect — or the Verducci Effect, as Will Carroll dubbed it. So watch out, Joba Chamberlain, Josh Johnson, Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer, Felix Hernandez and — in a perfect storm of workload and managerial risk — Homer

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The time is Wright for a walk-off

David Wright’s walk-off homer, Aug. 7, 2008 Originally uploaded by NJ Baseball On Wednesday night, I turned to a co-worker after David Wright committed the error that allowed the Padres to tie the game. “He needs a day off tomorrow,” I said. After baserunning blunders the last two nights, some limp at-bats in clutch situations,

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Not sure what to think about the Milledge deal

I’m confused by this deal. Two things are obvious, or seem so: 1.) Johnny Estrada will be flipped elsewhere.2.) The Mets aren’t getting Johan Santana. Brian Schneider will team with Ramon Castro, perhaps as something close to a straight platoon, since they bat left and right, respectively. And since the Mets just signed Castro to

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On draft picks and jerseys

Updated… Some quick hits, because I suck at consistency and I’ll be away for a few days: This is what you get when Darryl Strawberry* is making your picks at the draft: You end up with Guillaume Leduc, a pitcher out of Montreal, who should be rushed to the Majors this season so that he

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Good job, GM

OK, look, I’m not stupid. I always knew that the 2004 trade that sent Scott Kazmir to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and brought Victor Zambrano and Bartolome Fortunato to the Mets was not a good one on the New York side. I took offense, however, to the Met haters — often Yankee fans —

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