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Showing posts from January 31, 2010

A Lot To Look Forward To

News and notes on the newest Mets * New signee Josh Fogg has allowed 1.28 HR per 9 innings in his MLB career. The Mets have employed 3 pitchers who have logged more than 1,000 innings and have a HR per 9 rate of 1.28 or worse: Jose Lima, James Baldwin, and Oliver Perez . * Mike Hessmann, billed by the Daily News as the real life Crash Davis, has averaged a HR per 12.9 at-bats in his major league career. That's the same home run rate that Barry Bonds had in his career. We'll leave out that Hessmann strikes out every 3 at-bats. * Frank Catalanotto, if he plays, would become the 60th Met from New York state to play for the Mets. That's a group that includes Joe Torre, Ken Singleton, John Franco, Warren Spahn, and Shawon Dunston . It also includes Bobby Bonilla.