Minaya Still Focused On The Bullpen

An article by posted on February 6, 2009

The Mets will have an assortment of left handed relievers in camp to compete for the second lefty reliever spot. However, all of them signed minor league deals and none are guaranteed to make the team.

At a recent press conference, Minaya said he would still focus on the bullpen, specifically a left-handed reliever.

He may have found that player in former Braves reliever, Will Ohman.

Team sources have confirmed that Minaya contacted Ohman’s agent on Wednesday to discuss a potential contract. ESPN first broke the story on Thursday.

Ohman, 31, was 4-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 58 innings with the Braves last season after spending his first five seasons with the Cubs. He owns a 4.16 career ERA.

Yesterday I wrote that the Mets needed to add one last left handed reliever to complete what could be one of the most formidable bullpens in the league. I believe that Ohman would be a huge addition if Minaya can seal the deal with him.

2009 Bullpen
Closer – Rodriguez
Setup – Putz
7th Inning – Sanchez
RH Relievers - Stokes, Green
LH Relievers - Feliciano, Ohman*

That bullpen looks lethal.

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