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 Post subject: Off-Season Notes Not Worth Their Own Thread Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:06 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Off-Season Notes Not Worth Their Own Thread Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:28 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Off-Season Notes Not Worth Their Own Thread Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:51 pm 
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Chelsea Peretti is a great stand-up comedian, writer, and tweeter who just started her own podcast in which she takes calls from the audience. I was listening to the second episode this afternoon when about 12 minutes in a caller named “John” started talking about how he’s 24 years old and “blew a small fortune” of $210,000 after being drafted by the Mets as an 18-year-old.

Peretti asked: “And then what happened, you started sucking at baseball?”

“They thought I was a good baseball player,” our mystery man explained, adding that he was a pitcher before his “elbow blew out” and he spent most of the signing bonus on a truck and “buying sushi every night.”

That was more than enough information to discover our mystery man’s identity via the magic of the internet: John Holdzkom, a 6-foot-7 right-hander who was the Mets’ fourth-round pick in 2006 and signed for $210,000. He underwent Tommy John elbow surgery in 2009 and has yet to make it past high Single-A, throwing a total of 135 innings in seven seasons. He spent this season in the Reds’ farm system, but appeared in just six games and walked 13 batters in nine innings.

Holdzkom shared some interesting details about his arm problems and various off-field issues, showing a really good sense of humor about the whole thing. And he’s apparently headed to Australia to continue his career. You should definitely listen to their whole chat, if only so I feel less silly about spending time researching the identity of an anonymous podcast caller.



http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/ ... s-podcast/

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Yeah, and if you're using the "He's 19" logic, then I guess the best report a scout could give us is:


"I have no idea. He's a teenager. He may go through 5 arm surgeries between now and his 30th birthday. He may add a pitch. He may lose a pitch. He may put on 30 lbs and add velocity. He may put on 50 lbs and eat his way out of the league. I literally have no idea what he is going to be."

But thats not what these guys are paid to do, nor what we are looking for them to do, right?


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 Post subject: Re: Off-Season Notes Not Worth Their Own Thread Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:10 pm 
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I'm surprised no one has posted a thread talking about next year's Jerseys. lol


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 Post subject: Re: Off-Season Notes Not Worth Their Own Thread Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:48 pm 
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Chelsea Peretti is a great stand-up comedian, writer, and tweeter who just started her own podcast in which she takes calls from the audience. I was listening to the second episode this afternoon when about 12 minutes in a caller named “John” started talking about how he’s 24 years old and “blew a small fortune” of $210,000 after being drafted by the Mets as an 18-year-old.

Peretti asked: “And then what happened, you started sucking at baseball?”

“They thought I was a good baseball player,” our mystery man explained, adding that he was a pitcher before his “elbow blew out” and he spent most of the signing bonus on a truck and “buying sushi every night.”

That was more than enough information to discover our mystery man’s identity via the magic of the internet: John Holdzkom, a 6-foot-7 right-hander who was the Mets’ fourth-round pick in 2006 and signed for $210,000. He underwent Tommy John elbow surgery in 2009 and has yet to make it past high Single-A, throwing a total of 135 innings in seven seasons. He spent this season in the Reds’ farm system, but appeared in just six games and walked 13 batters in nine innings.

Holdzkom shared some interesting details about his arm problems and various off-field issues, showing a really good sense of humor about the whole thing. And he’s apparently headed to Australia to continue his career. You should definitely listen to their whole chat, if only so I feel less silly about spending time researching the identity of an anonymous podcast caller.



http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/ ... s-podcast/

Wow this is nuts lol

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 Post subject: Re: Off-Season Notes Not Worth Their Own Thread Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:55 pm 
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nyfuturestars10978 wrote:
I'm surprised no one has posted a thread talking about next year's Jerseys. lol

I like that they are going more Mets-centric with the orange and blue but the jersey turnover the last few years has been a bit much. Hopefully the only addition is the blue alternate but it sounds like they may have a blue home and away alternate, plus the black (maybe?)... We'll see.


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 Post subject: Re: Off-Season Notes Not Worth Their Own Thread Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:56 pm 
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lol Holdzkom

Mets should resign him ... he might sneak into our top 50 :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Off-Season Notes Not Worth Their Own Thread Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:32 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Off-Season Notes Not Worth Their Own Thread Thread
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:34 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Off-Season Notes Not Worth Their Own Thread Thread
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:42 am 
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This crossed my mind watching the Tigers go up 3-0 on the Yankees.

Little-remembered, but true:

The Mets considered Jim Leyland for mgr (may actually have interviewed him), but hired Willie Randolph instead.

If I remember correctly, they were concerned that Leyland would not be available 365 days a year because he lives in the Midwest during the offseason.

If you believe that, they missed out on one of the best managers of his generation in favor of a neophyte who would make a few more PR appearances in the offseason.

I can only wonder if Leyland might have had a few answers that would have won that one or two games during the 2007 meltdown.

Somehow, I think he would have.

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 Post subject: Re: Off-Season Notes Not Worth Their Own Thread Thread
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:18 am 
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This crossed my mind watching the Tigers go up 3-0 on the Yankees.

Little-remembered, but true:

The Mets considered Jim Leyland for mgr (may actually have interviewed him), but hired Willie Randolph instead.

If I remember correctly, they were concerned that Leyland would not be available 365 days a year because he lives in the Midwest during the offseason.

If you believe that, they missed out on one of the best managers of his generation in favor of a neophyte who would make a few more PR appearances in the offseason.

I can only wonder if Leyland might have had a few answers that would have won that one or two games during the 2007 meltdown.

Somehow, I think he would have.



Now thats going back. We will never know though. I doubt the financial issue changes and at the end, that is the problem. The root of the problem would be the wilpons however. While theyre livin it up, mets fans are in a state of depression...again!

In the meantime, lets raise ticket prices while were at it. Is it me or does the ownership like to stick it to the fans? I dont know, maybe im wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: Off-Season Notes Not Worth Their Own Thread Thread
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:35 am 
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nmigliore wrote:
nyfuturestars10978 wrote:
I'm surprised no one has posted a thread talking about next year's Jerseys. lol

I like that they are going more Mets-centric with the orange and blue but the jersey turnover the last few years has been a bit much. Hopefully the only addition is the blue alternate but it sounds like they may have a blue home and away alternate, plus the black (maybe?)... We'll see.


There are a lot of jerseys suddenly in play, but the whispers about this blue away jersey has me very intrigued, somehow bringing greys into the fold.

Regardless, that blue Mets alternate home is a fantastic looking jersey. Pumped to have that become a regular this year.


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