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Mets 2016 Rotation = 2004 Marlins Rotation???


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This article is from about ten months ago but I just came across it now and thought it was a fun read even now. It's pre-2016 season and is questioning whether the young guns starting rotation that took the 2015 Mets to the World Series can stay strong. Surprisingly, the comparison used is the 2004 Marlins rotation that fizzled out after their 2003 World Series win. It's a very detailed article, thought some of you would enjoy this read...

 

http://www.si.com/mlb/2016/03/22/mets-pitchers-2004-marlins

 

 

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Good article I actually thought this was the most interesting part:

 

“Lo Duca was the big key for us,” Beinfest said. What he likely did not know about were the reports written about Lo Duca by Dodgers officials after the 2003 season. According to the Mitchell Report, the internal memo said:

 

“Steroids aren’t being used anymore on him. Big part of this. Might have some value to trade … Florida might have interest … Got off steroids … Took away a lot of hard line drives … Can get comparable value back (and) would consider trading … If you do trade him, will get back on the stuff and try to show you he can have a good year. That’s his makeup. Comes to play. Last year of contract, playing for (new contract).”

 

Lo Duca had been a fringe player until, according to the Mitchell Report, Mets catcher Todd Hundley introduced him to steroid supplier Kirk Radomski. Radomski showed investigators checks Lo Duca wrote him five weeks before his trade to the Marlins and eight days after it.

 

 

 

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