December 10, 2007

Noble Answers Questions at

In the latest mailbag at the Mets website, reporter Marty Noble answers a few fans' questions. Particularly notable was his response regarding whether starting pitching or relievers should be the Mets' priority this offseason.

From Noble:

I'm reminded of one of the reasons then-general manager Steve Phillips cited in the summer of 1997 when he included starter Mark Clark in a package that imported relievers Turk Wendell and Mel Rojas. Phillips pointed out that relievers can help win two or three games a week, and the best starter has direct influence over one game every five days.


That said, it would be wise to acquire some quality relief pitching. But there's none of that available, either.

Noble also addresses readers' questions on the potential acquisition of Carlos Silva, Ben Sheets, Chris Capuano, potential future performers at catcher and first base, and more on the Bedard/Santana/Haren triangle. As always, a great read! Click here to read Noble's article.


Anonymous said...

wise isnt the word for it

Evan said...

well marty should get ont the phone and contact minaya to jump start him or something because nothing seems to be happening

Anonymous said...

lets hope that we get some pitching because if we dont we will be in a bad spot next season