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Scott Rice won’t take anything for granted

LHP Scott Rice knows he can’t take anything for granted.

Rice spent 14 seasons in the minor leagues, including three seasons in independent ball, before finally making the Mets roster out of Spring Training in 2013.

“Sure, I have a little more confidence, a sense of knowing I can pitch at this level,” Rice said (Ackert). “But I feel the same going into this spring training as I have every year before.”

The 31-year-old pitched in 73 games for the Mets last year, posting a 3.71 ERA and 1.353 WHIP over 51 innings (Stats). He hit the disabled list with a sports hernia in early September, which required surgery to repair.

Rice will likely be the second lefty in the bullpen, along with Josh Edgin.


Read more: New York Daily News

14 comments
Macacawitz
Macacawitz

Who right these headlines?  They're so bad, they're bizarre.



Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Rice had become overused and ineffective before his hernia (must have been from all that heavy LH lifting and chronic TC overuse--see Buck,John and Feliciano, Pedro). Edgin showed promise in 2012 but regressed visibly last year.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

I'm worried about the lefties.

Half the fact is that Rice and Edgin are so inconsistent, Rice had nothing left the second half of the season and may have gotten by the first half from bein an unknown to hitters.  Edgin took a huge step backward last year and looked awful.

It also worried me when we have a manager that has no problem with throwing a guy 100 times in a season.

Brandon Lee
Brandon Lee

Why aren't Andre Bailey and Joel Hanrahan being talked about as options for the bullpen? Feel like they are the perfect candidates for the team and Sandy loves those types of players: Ex-All-Stars coming off of injured years. They could get one of them cheap and they have the closer experience just in case Parnell isn't ready or goes down at any point in the year. I haven't read one post centered around either one of these guys. 

imissshea
imissshea

What's the difference between a sports hernia and a guy just out mowing his lawn hernia?

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

i like if we did sign Morreles to play first base and bat cleanup and maybe move Grady to leadoff.

mets2014
mets2014

@Brandon Lee i don't think either of those two will be ready for opening day...mets are looking for someone that can pitch from day 1

ac0814
ac0814

If Drew is signed, I like him at lead off. I would also make my 3-4-5 Murphy-Wright-Granderson. Lagares or Td'A would bat 2nd.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

@Ron Davis NO way.  Grandy doesn't get on base and is one of the few hitters in the lineup with actual power.  He should be in the 4 or 5 spot with what we have.

Brandon Lee
Brandon Lee

@mets2014 I read Bailey won't be ready until May, and Hanrahan is already throwing and ready to go. Even if both players miss a month, it's not that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things. 
Only problem that would occur is that if Parnell and Bailey/Hanrahan aren't ready to start the season, who would close? But by all reports Parnell appears to be ready. 

mets2014
mets2014

@Brandon Lee @mets2014 I believe hanrahan is going to audition sometime in march, so he is not exactly ready to go...mets probably want their guy ready in time for picthers and catchers next week