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Q&A with Rick Waits - Part IV

Maikel Cleto burns up the radar gun

In this fourth and final section of's Q&A with Mets Pitching Coordinator Rick Waits, he gives his opinion on Jeurys Familia, what he likes about Robert Carson's progression, the power of Maikel Cleto, and much more. For a young left-hander, what do you think of Robert Carson's progression? He throws hard but likes to pitch to contact. Do you think that expresses a mature approach? Rick Waits: I think when he started his year in 2007 coming in out of high school, he really only had the fastball and changeup without a breaking ball. So we spent a year trying to get him a breaking... Recommended Stories