Leiter is still a warrior, I love him, but it takes him 110+ pitches just to get through 5 innings and his frayed labrum won't heal. Pro Player won't make enough of a difference compared to Shea. I don't think Leiter's last season will be very good and I bet he ends up on the DL at some point in the season but before that happens I guarantee that he will absolutely own the Mets.
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey
Also helps quell fan annoyance at Benetiz and, likely, Pavano leaving - with Pudge going last year. Gives them a "name" and a veteran pitcher. Players like Lowell have commented that without help, he didn't think they could contend. Not saying they will with Leiter, but it gives the appearance of trying (you don't rebuild with 39 year old pitchers).
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raiders_umpire wrote:good move by the marlins...maybe beckett and burnett can learn a thing or 2 from the ole veteran......
wasnt Leiter once a big prospect who was marred with injury early in his career?.. i think he even had blister problems..... interesting that he'll join beckett and burnett now, he obviously likes to talk alot and share his knowledge. i think the marlins defenitly had some intentions with this