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Postby j24jags » Tue May 09, 2006 11:19 pm

He has like 34 Ks in 14 Innings 8-o , anyone know a lot about this guy?
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed May 10, 2006 2:23 am

I don't know a thing.

Calling AMAZINZ....come in AMAZINZ :-b
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Postby Amazinz » Wed May 10, 2006 10:49 am

The Mets got Owens from the Pirates during the '04 Rule V draft. He is 27 but he's a converted catcher and has only been pitching for 3 years. He's definitely causing quite the stir. There was a lot of bitching on the Mets sites yesterday that Bell was called up and not Owens. But I'm OK with that (not that Omar cares :-b) since I think Bell deserves a real shot and Owens will get his.

I'm not sure if you remember watching him in spring training but the guy has a funky short-arm delivery. There was speculation he'd make the team out of camp but he struggled. Owens throws nasty fastball (97+ mph) so it's not all just delivery. The problem from what I understand was refining his 2nd pitch, his slider, because he's going to be able to get by on just heat at the MLB level.

I also read that they are working on a cutter as his 2nd pitch. Apparently the mechanical tweaks to turn a slider into a cutter are minor. I don't know, just going by what I read.
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Postby pokerplaya » Wed May 10, 2006 5:22 pm

Interesing.
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Postby Amazinz » Wed May 10, 2006 6:06 pm

I didn't he realize he hasn't been pitching for several days.

B-Mets reliever Henry Owens, who hasn't pitched since April 30, has a small tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his right arm, but the injury is not believed to be serious. Owens, who has six saves this season and 33 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings, was examined by doctors in New York City on Tuesday afternoon. He said he feels no pain in his arm and that he is going to start playing catch today.


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Postby j24jags » Thu May 11, 2006 12:28 am

thanks for all the info, Amazinz you're the man
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Postby Amazinz » Fri May 12, 2006 12:36 pm

This is from the B-Mets beat reporter via Metsblog:

“Well what happened was, he last pitched on April 5…got the save…and the next day…he said woke up the next day and had some tightness in his forearm. There was no pain. No soreness. Nothing like that. It just felt tight. And he’s had elbow sprains before, in the past – I think he told me in 2002…

“He got examined by the doctors down in New York on Tuesday and they found what’s a very, very small tear in the UCL…now, that’s the Tommy John ligament, but the tear is so small that it’s just basically a sprain. So, it’s not anything very serious. He started throwing yesterday. He told me it felt good after throwing – again, still no pain, no soreness…the tightness is starting to go away…

“There’s no timetable for him to get back on the mound and start pitching as of yet, but I think its a good sign that he’s able to at least throw, even if it’s just playing soft-toss and he’s able to throw without much pain.”
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Postby DK » Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:49 pm

I was looking through the Mets minor leaguers and I happened to notice this guy's stats as the AA closer (before he was injured a little while ago):

W 1
L 1
ERA 1.23
G 12
Sv 6
IP 14.2
H 4
HR 0
BB 5
K 33

For those of you who skipped over the stats to read this, that's 33 strikeouts in 14.2 innings, or 20.25 K/9. 8o 8o 8o Not to mention a 0.61 WHIP, with less than half of those being hits. 8o 8o 8o

Does anyone know anything about this guy? Is he good? Deceptive? Too old for AA? Was he just riding a hot streak?

Let a DK know. B-)
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Postby j24jags » Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:04 pm

http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/foru ... p?t=202530

There's some good stuff by Amazinz in that thread about him ;-D
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Postby Amazinz » Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:35 pm

I have been a big Bell supporter but I am starting to think I was just as wrong as can be. I am about done rooting for Bell and I think Bell will be gone and Owens up soon. ;-D
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