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The Bullpen

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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:20 PM

The Bullpen 


Heyman says the Mets are looking at relievers; figured I'd start a catch-all thread for the other major hole on the team (after the outfield).

# mets are scouring relief market. plenty of good options left, including ones who can close. (i.e. valverde, krod, capps)


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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:32 PM

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this projects to be an awfully thin bullpen right now. Especially the lack of lefty relievers. Time for alderson to call his buddy billy beane they have a full and overloaded bullpen

At the moment, New York's bullpen is set to feature Francisco, Bobby Parnell, and rookies like Josh Edgin, Robert Carson, and Jeurys Familia.
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righties:
balfour
cook
neshek
scribner
resop

lefties:
doolittle
blevins
norberto

AAA reinforcements:

figueroa
leon
simmons
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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:43 PM

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I'd guess four spots are set:
Francisco
Parnell
Edgin
and either Hefner or Laffey as the long reliever

That leaves 3 spots open, probably two righties and a lefty.
One of the righties figures to make the minimum, i.e one of Burke, Familia or E. Ramirez.
I expect on righty veteran Free Agent like Rauch to be signed - maybe Jason Frasor, formerly with TOR.
And a veteran lefty to take some of Edgin's workload like JP Howell or even Pedro Feliciano again.

With the plethora of young arms rising through the minors, I don't see the bullpen remaining a structural problem longterm...

Last edited 12/28/2012 4:48 PM by DrDooby

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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:56 PM

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I'd like to have Frasor. He and FF would be pretty volatile it I prefer guys who miss bats coming out of the pen versus RP who pitch to contact.
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Posted: 12/28/2012 7:22 PM

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I haven't heard much about Brian Wilson. If healthy he would be an upgrade over FF.


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Posted: 12/29/2012 2:59 AM

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DrGuru wrote: I haven't heard much about Brian Wilson. If healthy he would be an upgrade over FF.

Too many teams seem "in" on Wilson, so I doubt he comes here or fits under what they want to pay a "bridge" closer in a non-contending year...
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Posted: 12/29/2012 10:40 AM

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DrDooby wrote:
DrGuru wrote: I haven't heard much about Brian Wilson. If healthy he would be an upgrade over FF.

Too many teams seem "in" on Wilson, so I doubt he comes here or fits under what they want to pay a "bridge" closer in a non-contending year...

This is too bad.....I think he would make a lot of sense.  

Sadly......the Mets will prob have to live with Francisco as a closer since any player with a pulse sees how horrible this squad will be in 2013.   The only guys the Mets will be able to drag over here are guys looking to redeem themselves.....or a guy that wants to keep his role but isn't good enough to do it for an 'A' team   (AKA.....Matt Capps).   

Still......there are a lot of pretty decent arms they can stock up the bullpen with for not too much $$$.    I continue to say that at a minimum, they should try and fortify this part of the team so at least you can hope to keep those 3-1 leads in the 8th (since this lineup will only score more than 4 runs once every 30 games or so).
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Posted: 12/29/2012 11:24 AM

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"The only guys the Mets will be able to drag over here are guys looking to redeem themselves" Shouldn't that apply to Wilson?

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Posted: 12/30/2012 12:17 PM

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JeffHostetlerFan wrote:
DrDooby wrote:
DrGuru wrote: I haven't heard much about Brian Wilson. If healthy he would be an upgrade over FF.

Too many teams seem "in" on Wilson, so I doubt he comes here or fits under what they want to pay a "bridge" closer in a non-contending year...

This is too bad.....I think he would make a lot of sense.  

If he bounced back, that would be a nice asset to have on the trading block.  Almost every contending team finds itself needing relief help by the deadline.


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Posted: 12/30/2012 12:36 PM

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acesfull86 wrote:
If he bounced back, that would be a nice asset to have... .  Almost every contending team finds itself needing relief help by the deadline.
I agree, signing him now means the Mets won't have to go out looking for a reliever during the 2013 pennant race. They'll be able to concentrate on filling other needs for the stretch run.

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