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Updated: Aug. 20, 2006, 3:23 AM ET

Report: Unknown ailment could derail Mets' Glavine

ESPN.com news services

 

Tom Glavine's season could be in jeopardy.

 

Glavine, 40, has experienced coldness in a finger on his pitching hand, and the New York Mets left-hander is scheduled to undergo medical tests next week in hopes of finding the cause, sources told the New York Daily News.

 

Glavine, a 287-game winner, is scheduled to have a CT scan Monday and an angiogram on Wednesday, the newspaper reported. Doctors are unsure whether Glavine's problem is related to a blood clot or possibly a "knot" in an artery near his left shoulder.

 

Agent Gregg Clifton confirmed Saturday that diagnostic tests are planned for next week, but he declined to elaborate. Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz would not acknowledge a medical issue.

 

Doctors apparently have ruled out an aneurysm, the newspaper reported. Last year, Mets reliever Felix Heredia experienced coldness and numbness in his pitching hand and ultimately was diagnosed with an aneurysm in the shoulder, which ended his Mets career.

 

Glavine (12-6, 3.92 ERA) hasn't been present in the clubhouse the last two days at Shea Stadium.

 

The loss of Glavine would be a serious blow to the Mets, who already have Pedro Martinez on the disabled list for the second time this season.

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This sucks -- blood clots are no joke. Losing him for the season sucks (if it comes to that), but I just hope he's ok.

 

As for a possible replacement -- Bannister and Oliver perez are likely candidates. Bannister would be the favorite IMO, but Perez has started to settle down in AAA and has strung together a couple of really good starts.

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On the birght side Whats a lose to the Mets is a gain for the Marlins

 

 

The Mets have already won the division and we really have nothing to gain from this. It's actually better for us if the Mets increase their lead because that means they are beating up on teams that are in the WC race.

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This sucks -- blood clots are no joke. Losing him for the season sucks (if it comes to that), but I just hope he's ok.

 

As for a possible replacement -- Bannister and Oliver perez are likely candidates. Bannister would be the favorite IMO, but Perez has started to settle down in AAA and has strung together a couple of really good starts.

 

Bannister's winning record and ERA mask the BB's he has allowed. Before getting excited that he comes back, maybe you should hope he found control to go along with his good pitching. Don't even bother counting on Oliver either, he doesn't look like he will return to decent form for a while.

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This sucks -- blood clots are no joke. Losing him for the season sucks (if it comes to that), but I just hope he's ok.

 

As for a possible replacement -- Bannister and Oliver perez are likely candidates. Bannister would be the favorite IMO, but Perez has started to settle down in AAA and has strung together a couple of really good starts.

 

Bannister's winning record and ERA mask the BB's he has allowed. Before getting excited that he comes back, maybe you should hope he found control to go along with his good pitching. Don't even bother counting on Oliver either, he doesn't look like he will return to decent form for a while.

 

Perez has improved a lot since he joined the mets AAA team in Norfolk. He had 2 bad outtings and then 2 good outtings. The coaches there are trying to make him the power pitcher which he was before the Pirates tried to convert him into a finsece pitcher. He had lost 3 MPH on his fast ball but ever since the Mets got him he has been throwing his 95mph heater. If he completely turns it around, this will be a complete steal for the mts.

 

Back to Bannister he's been up and down since going to triple a but his last outting he pitched 8 shutout innings. I'd like to bring both of them up and have a 6 man rotation for a while.

 

Maine

Trachsel

El Duque

Bannister

Perez

Williams

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This sucks -- blood clots are no joke. Losing him for the season sucks (if it comes to that), but I just hope he's ok.

 

As for a possible replacement -- Bannister and Oliver perez are likely candidates. Bannister would be the favorite IMO, but Perez has started to settle down in AAA and has strung together a couple of really good starts.

 

Bannister's winning record and ERA mask the BB's he has allowed. Before getting excited that he comes back, maybe you should hope he found control to go along with his good pitching. Don't even bother counting on Oliver either, he doesn't look like he will return to decent form for a while.

 

Perez has improved a lot since he joined the mets AAA team in Norfolk. He had 2 bad outtings and then 2 good outtings. The coaches there are trying to make him the power pitcher which he was before the Pirates tried to convert him into a finsece pitcher. He had lost 3 MPH on his fast ball but ever since the Mets got him he has been throwing his 95mph heater. If he completely turns it around, this will be a complete steal for the mts.

 

Back to Bannister he's been up and down since going to triple a but his last outting he pitched 8 shutout innings. I'd like to bring both of them up and have a 6 man rotation for a while.

 

Maine

Trachsel

El Duque

Bannister

Perez

Williams

When the Mets make it to the postseason, I have a feeling some of those good looking rookie starters will freeze. the Mets didn't do anything during the Deadline for extra starting pitching and this is a year of the offences.

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This sucks -- blood clots are no joke. Losing him for the season sucks (if it comes to that), but I just hope he's ok.

 

As for a possible replacement -- Bannister and Oliver perez are likely candidates. Bannister would be the favorite IMO, but Perez has started to settle down in AAA and has strung together a couple of really good starts.

 

Bannister's winning record and ERA mask the BB's he has allowed. Before getting excited that he comes back, maybe you should hope he found control to go along with his good pitching. Don't even bother counting on Oliver either, he doesn't look like he will return to decent form for a while.

 

 

I didn't say they could fill his shoes, just that they were the likely replacements. IMO you can't fill Glavine's shoes and we're pretty much f***ed without him.

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