Tag: bullpen

What To Do About John Maine?

An article by posted on December 1, 2009 0 Comments

This off season John Maine is a potential non-tender candidate and there has been talk that the Mets will non-tender him today, the deadline for offering your players arbitration. The Mets can still sign Maine if they do non-tender him but being non-tendered is sought of like being fired and the club telling you you’re […]

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Elmer Dessens To Return Next Season?

An article by posted on November 25, 2009 0 Comments

According to FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi, the Mets are interested in bringing back reliever, Elmer Dessens, for the 2010 season. In 2009, Dessens was quite the bargain for the Mets as he had his best year in the big leagues since 2005, posting a 3.31 ERA in 32.2 innings. His K:BB ratio […]

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Breaking Down The Mets Bullpen: Bobby Parnell

An article by posted on November 22, 2009 0 Comments

Prior to the 2009 season, Bobby Parnell knew that he was, by no means, guaranteed to make the Opening Day roster. Nonetheless, he worked hard and pitched very well in Spring Training, which him earned a spot on the 25-man roster. His role with the team was supposed to be the seventh inning bridge to […]

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Mets Addressing Bullpen Needs, But Not How You Think

An article by posted on November 14, 2009 0 Comments

With numerous holes to fill, the Mets have decided to address their bullpen first.  However, they’re not talking about adding another lefty to assist Perpetual Pedro Feliciano or a set-up man for Francisco Rodriguez.  Instead, the issues with the bullpen being addressed are where each bullpen will be located at Citi Field in 2010. In […]

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Breaking Down The Mets Bullpen: Pedro Feliciano

An article by posted on November 10, 2009 0 Comments

Through all the twists and turns the New York Mets have taken over the past four years, one factor has always remained constant. That particular factor is relief pitcher, Pedro Feliciano. Feliciano, who has been a mainstay in the Mets bullpen since his second tour of duty with the team began in 2006, has proven […]

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Breaking Down The Mets Bullpen: Sean Green

An article by posted on November 1, 2009 0 Comments

Last off-season, I started writing a series of columns that profiled each member of the Mets bullpen and analyzed their performance in the previous season. At the conclusion of each article, I would make a determination on whether or not I thought the pitcher should be brought back. The articles, for the most part, were […]

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How About Brandon Lyon Setting Up K-Rod?

An article by posted on October 20, 2009 0 Comments

Yesterday, Joe D posted a blog suggesting that picking up J.J. Putz’s option would be a waste of money.  I happen to agree with his position.  Putz’s option is way too much for a man who has been a shadow of himself due to various injuries.  There are other less expensive options the Mets could […]

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No Miracle on ’69 Night; Mets Fall To Phils 4-1

An article by posted on August 23, 2009 0 Comments

On a star-studded evening when the Mets celebrated the 40th anniversary of the 1969 Miracle Mets bringing home the franchise’s first World Championship, the 2009 Mets could not provide an amazin’ finish of their own as the bullpen spoiled a surprisingly good performance by Tim Redding. The Phillies were able to overcome being stymied by […]

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Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back

An article by posted on August 12, 2009 0 Comments

Welcome back, Where your dreams were your ticket out. Welcome back, To that same old place that you laughed about. Well the names have all changed since you hung around, But those dreams have remained and they’re turned around. Who’d have thought they’d lead ya (Who’d have thought they’d lead ya) Back here where we […]

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What Should The Mets Do With Billy Wagner?

An article by posted on August 8, 2009 0 Comments

It has been only 11 months since undergoing Tommy John surgery, but Billy Wagner has been progressing quite well in his minor league rehab assignment.  He has made four appearances facing live hitters and is yet to give up a run.  His fastball has been clocked at 94 MPH and most importantly, he has not […]

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