3/14/2004 07:35:00 PM
"5th AND LONG FOR THE METS STARTERS"
Pete Abraham of The Journal News has a look at the race for the 5th spot in the Mets rotation. Scott Erickson has suprised many people with his strong showing especiaaly when you relize he's a year removed form pitching. Aaron Heilman has taken to Professor Rick and his training methods, the way we Mets fans had hoped. Grant Roberts has gone into "take no prisoners" mode and has exceled so far this spring. Tyler Yeats, once thought of as closer material has shown he is more than a "one pitch pony" and has added an breaking breaking ball and change to his repertoire. Artie form Queens and Professor Rick will have a tough decisions to make about the pitchers who will come North with the Mets. Add Dan Wheeler and Rickey Bottalico into the bullpen race, and the next 2 weeks or so will be very entertaining.