2/25/2004 12:22:00 PM
"Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream
I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been
To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen
They talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed"
The crown jewel of the farm system is Scott Kazmir. John Harper has a story on the Mets taking baby steps with Kazmir in his development. The set backs of the Gen K trio of Wilson, Pulsipher and Isringhausen still haunts this organization. Hopefully under the direction of Professor Rick and of former major league pitcher jerry Reuss handling the staff in Binghampton, Kazmir, and Matt Peterson will flourish.
What helps as well is, The Duke was in the org during the crash and burn of Gen K and he sites fatigue as one of the problems the trio had. So the trip that the young arms took with Peterson to the lab at ASMI should help in that respect.
I also remember how Senator Al and John Franco were livid when Bill Pulsipher took the afternoon of when Sandy Koufax was visiting camp and wanted to meet with the pitchers to share his insights on pitching. Pulsipher felt he was above that. That's why Pulsipher is beating around as a stumble bum looking to make a ML roster