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Mets General Discussion - 2012
« on: 19 Jan 2012 1:31:59 PM »
Well clearly I am rebuilding, so this might be the most boring general discussion blog on the site! However, Matt Moore received his rating today and got a fairly decent one. This of course will bring up the age old debate of protecting service time and I think it is worth some discussion. For reference:

Player                T     Age    ERA     W    L    G   GS     IP       H   ER    HR   BB    K    ERA+
Matt Moore        L     23    3.72    10    7   29   27  145.0  126   60   14   69  150  109

So which way should the pendalum swing? Does the rating warrant using him since he will be my best pitcher on a weak pitching team with little financial cost? Or is the ranking not strong enough to warrant wasting a year of service time when I am still 2 years away from competeing?

I am 95% sure I will keep him off the MLB roster this year. I had pretty much decided this long before his rating came out. I simply see no incentive for using a year of his service time. I will be lucky to get 65 wins this year.
« Last Edit: 8 Jun 2012 11:11:37 AM by Mets »

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Re: Mets General Discussion - 2011
« Reply #1 on: 19 Jan 2012 1:34:50 PM »
I would keep him in the minors for now, no reason to waist a YOS if you have no chance of going to the playoffs.

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Re: Mets General Discussion - 2011
« Reply #2 on: 19 Jan 2012 7:26:56 PM »
If I was in the NY market I'd probably bench him also. But if he was in Pittsburgh, I'd start him. Winning increases your payroll for all clubs, but in small markets losing has the ability to crater your payroll rather quickly.

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Re: Mets General Discussion - 2011
« Reply #3 on: 19 Jan 2012 9:36:43 PM »
Agreed with Larry.  I'd be tempted to play him, but New York is a ridiculous market; there's a lot less need to worry about wins year in and year out.

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Re: Mets General Discussion - 2011
« Reply #4 on: 20 Jan 2012 10:59:37 AM »
One thing I -would- do, though, is promote Liam Hendriks and put him in the rotation.  He's probably a 2 WAR pitcher this year, around-about, so that's money you don't have to spend for a short-term rotation filler.  It also means one fewer reserve roster spot being clogged.

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Re: Mets General Discussion - 2011
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Re: Mets General Discussion - 2011
« Reply #6 on: 4 May 2012 12:43:29 PM »
What a ridiculous April line for Hamilton!
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