Tag: Mets bullpen

Byrdak Added To 40-Man Roster, Most Likely Only Lefty In Bullpen

An article by posted on March 25, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets made it official today and announced that southpaw reliever Tim Byrdak has been added to the 40-man roster. Byrdak, 37, will serve as the team’s left-handed relief specialist this season. Last season with the Astros, Byrdak went 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA in 64 relief appearances and held left handed batters to a .213 average. […]

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Bullpen Burnouts: Fernando Nieve and Jenrry Mejia

An article by posted on May 20, 2010 0 Comments

Only a month ago, the Mets bullpen was being looked at as a big strength for the team as they led the league in ERA, Batting Average Against, WHIP and even strikeouts. They have quickly sunk to the bottom in many of those categories as the season wore on due mostly to some bad bullpen […]

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Can Pedro Feliciano Be The Mets Setup Man?

An article by posted on March 25, 2010 0 Comments

Considering he’s relied upon so heavily in the Mets’ bullpen, Pedro Feliciano was given a nice little break recently. Now, with about a week and a half remaining in Spring Training, he’ll be used rather steadily as he aims to prepare himself for what will probably be another 80-appearance season in relief for the Amazin’s. […]

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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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Breaking Down The Mets Bullpen: J.J. Putz

An article by posted on November 2, 2009 0 Comments

As I had mentioned in my previous post, it has been nearly a year since the Mets acquired J.J. Putz from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a bevy of players. When they acquired the hard throwing righty, the Mets envisioned having a proven closer that could fill in the closer’s role if needed. However, […]

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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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OK, Lets Talk About Sean Green

An article by posted on May 11, 2009 0 Comments

Let me begin by saying that the Mets bullpen is one of the best in baseball right now and certainly the best in the National League. With that being said, this post might come off as being a little bit too nit-picky. I am somewhat befuddled by Jerry Manuel’s incessant overuse of Sean Green so […]

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The Hot and The (Mostly) Not

An article by posted on July 5, 2008

Welcome to another installment of Hot or Not. If you would have asked me last week, I would have said our most frustrating loss was the 11-0 blowout to Seattle. This morning, I would say yesterday’s loss to the Phillies would go down as our most frustrating. Since Willie Randolph left, we’ve moved up to […]

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