Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/1/12
Today is April 1.  The Mets are now only four days away from opening the curtains on the 2012 season.  But they still have one role to give out before the first act can begin, and that role is the lefty specialist job in the bullpen. With the uncertainty surrounding the lefty specialist role in the bullpen, the Mets have been considering a number of options.  Tim Byrdak was originally supposed to fill that position for the team.  Oops.  The Hulkamaniac needed surgery to repair a torn meniscus and doubt for the season opener crept in faster than Randy Savage could snap into a Slim Jim.  Garrett Olson was then supposed to be the favorite to replace Thunder Lips.  Instead, he became a human baseball magnet, attracting line drives whenever he stepped onto a mound.  He has since been reassigned to the minors.  Robert Carson?  He was injured as well, plus no one really knew who he was when he wasn’t wearing his “Hi, my name is Robert Carson” nametag. Remember Daniel Herrera?  He pitched w...
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