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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 363 of 984 players
Strickland
Scott Michael Strickland
Born: April 26, 1976 at Houston, Tex.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 5.11 Weight: 180

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First Mets game: April 6, 2002
Last Mets game: May 10, 2003





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Gary from Chesapeake
April 7, 2002
This could be a terrific pick-up for the Mets, unless Dicky Gonzales or Bruce Chen go on to become the next Nolan Ryan and Scott Strickland goes on to become the next Mel Rojas! NY papers speculated that he came at such a bargain price in case Expos' GM Omar Minaya found himself looking for a job back with the Mets next year, he could curry some favor with the Mets front office by "giving them" Strickland. Strickland was also quoted as saying that set-up man was the job he relished. That's hard to believe with him coming to us from the role as Montreal's # 1 closer, but you've gotta admire his attitude, so far.

murphy
May 24, 2002
I love Strickland's stuff. 93-95 mph fastball and a nasty slider. But just one question...why the hell can't he get lefthanders out? Until he figures out a way to get out the lefties, he'll never be an effective closer.

1-DaWg
May 30, 2002
I love Scott Strickland. Memo to Valentine: Get rid of your unfathomable loyalty to Benitez and give him the closer's spot. I'll take my chances with him over that guy anytime.

It is kinda sad, at this point though - that Strickland has as many/more wins than anyone else on the staff [One less than Astacio, tied with Leiter (5)]. Maybe one day, they'll actually score a few runs and have a lead, instead of always playing catchup.

Shari
June 5, 2002
As long as he pitches to right handed hitters he seems to be fine, I'm not a big believer in that lefty vs. lefty righty vs. righty nonsense, I believe if you are true pitcher or hitter you can deal with both equally as well, but in Scott's case he really seems to let lefties bat him around, until he learns to get them out, he will be nothing more than a right handed Mark Guthrie pitching to one hitter an in a given inning.

Mr. Sparkle
June 25, 2002
I have not been overly impressed with Scott so far. He's OK but I've seen more bad games out of him than I expected. Last night's homer to Keith Lockhart to lose the first Braves game was terrible considering Lockhart sucks. I can't understand how this guy was a closer. The fact that it was for the Expos might tell you something. I have hopes for this guy but so far I am not that impressed.

flushing flash
June 28, 2002
Right now Strickland looks is pitching very much like Turk Wendell did last year, giving up the big home run time after time after time. I thought he was hot stuff early on but right now he's doing less than squat. Let's not be too quick wishing Benitez out of town, okay?

murphy
July 5, 2002
Surrendering a game winning HR late in a game is going to happen to any reliever. But giving up those home runs to Henry Blanco and Keith Lockhart is just flat out unforgiveable.

He has now surrendered 4 game winning HRs in half a season in a Mets uniform. That is an awful display.

murphy
August 5, 2002
It's up to 5 game winning HRs and counting now. Erubiel Durazo is the latest to beat Strickland. The hits just keep on coming.

Joe Figliola
August 12, 2002
I never saw a pitcher get squeezed out of so many strikes as Scott Strickland. If the umpires cut him some slack and give him some of those border pitches, then perhaps he gets those guys out rather than having them hit one out.

I like Scott; he's a confident guy. Unfortunately, he too suffering from the same Met malaise disease that has affected practically everyone.

Larry
May 1, 2003
Yeah, I can't say I've been too overly impressed with Strickland either. Actually I havent been impressed at all. What I AM impressed about him though is his uncanny ability to figure out how to keep giving up the big hits.

Linda
May 27, 2003
I think the Mets are lucky to have Scott on their roster. His performance this year has been great. Of the 2 losses he has this year, only 1 was a true loss on his part. He has a great ERA and I think he is one of the best relievers the Mets have.

Rob R
June 7, 2007
Always seemed to have a big ol' gold chain around his neck when he pitched. Was pretty good, but then got injured and that was that.









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