Should the Mets Be Worried About The Bullpen?
Now, with these three officially out, should the Mets worry about the bullpen heading into spring training?
Honestly, I believe so. This definitely concerns me because we have very little experience in the bullpen now that these guys are no longer on the team. With the current bullpen (Igarashi, K-Rod, Parnell, Oliver Perez, and Pat Misch), the only real MLB experience comes from K-Rod and we don’t know whats to come with Oliver Perez (whether he gets the long-awaited release, or what have you).
Sure there are players the Mets could go after in the free agent pool, but Sandy Alderson said numerous times that the Mets have very little money that can be spent on players this offseason. Hideki Okajima, and Bobby Jenks would be good fits for the Mets, but it doesn’t seem likely the Mets will pursue them considering that they are more interested in starting pitchers, and will only be interested in the lowest priced relievers.
There were numerous reports earlier in the week, Chris Young and Jeff Francis were offered major league deals by the Mets. Alderson denied any offers were made, but is in contact with them.
When spring training and opening day finally come, we’ll find out whats in store for the Mets, and have a better read on their bullpen. We may be surprised at what we’ll see, and hopefully some questions will be answered.
Who’s gonna go out there and pitch effectively and be available as often as Feliciano was against left handed batters? Will K-Rod bounce back, and redeem himself? Will Oliver Perez even be in the Mets bullpen come opening day. It looks like there could be some big bullpen concerns headed in Terry Collins direction.
About the Author: Brandon Butler
Brandon is currently a MMO Minor League Staff Writer. He is also the co-host of the Mets Madness Podcast on Talkshoe Radio. Brandon lives in Hornell, NY.
- oleosmirf: on Adam Rubin: Current Mets Payroll Projection At $75.4 Million: Players generally waive no-trade clauses as almost...
- DrDooby: on Adam Rubin: Current Mets Payroll Projection At $75.4 Million: Owings does not project as a leadoff...
- DrDooby: on Adam Rubin: Current Mets Payroll Projection At $75.4 Million: It runs through 2020 but actually decreases...
- Rocky Thompson: on Adam Rubin: Current Mets Payroll Projection At $75.4 Million: IF the Mets think Chris Owings can...
- Jason bay: on Adam Rubin: Current Mets Payroll Projection At $75.4 Million: Well their still doing it. Wright will...
MMO Chat: Lets Talk Mets Baseball!
Write For Metsmerized Online
Mets Merized Online is reloading and looking for new writers to help cover the Hot Stove Season. We're also looking for passionate writers who would like to contribute new and original features.
Contact us now at GetMetsmerized@aol.com for more info and join the #1 Mets Fansite on the web!
Check Out These Great MLB Links!
Mets Autograph Signings
Mets Fan Apparel
Mets Autographed Baseballs
Baseball Card Supplies
For the best seats and lowest MLB ticket prices, go to PurchaseSeats.com. Get your Mets Tickets now and follow them on the road with Yankees Tickets, Phillies Tickets, Nationals Tickets and Braves Tickets!