Mike Pelfrey has the stuff to be dominating and I always felt he just needed to focus a bit more. Well check out this outstanding article over at ESPN NY which gives you some insight on the Mets # pick.
In the article we get to here how the light went off for Pelfrey before last season even ended . “ I cannot believe this season Rich”, (Coutinho) he said to me,”because it was not supposed to be this way but I assure you things will be different in 2010. I am going to do a lot of soul-searching because I want to win and I want to win with this team.”
Well we know Pelfrey focused this off-season by first losing 20lbs and of course he isn’t wasting time on the mound between pitches. He also worked on his sinking fastball.
Pelfrey went on to say “I know what I can do and I know what I am capable of,” says Pelfrey, “and I have to laugh when you consider people were picking us to win it all with just about the same rotation just 12 months ago.”
Pelfrey need to distance himself from Ollie and Maine in his performance on the mound. It might not start tonight since I have a feeling that with the weather dipping into the 40’s in the evening, he might not have the feel for his pitches but he needs to continue focusing and turn the page on 2009 and his career. Which of course the Mets could drop him after this 2010 season.