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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets are going to have two left-handed relievers in the bullpen to begin the season.
I’ve been saying this would be the case before camp even started, and this confirms my speculation that Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia will be assigned to Triple-A Las Vegas within the next few days.
Josh Edgin, of course, is the lock, and the second spot will go to one of Pedro Feliciano, Robert Carson, or Scott Rice.
My money is on Feliciano and if he continues to improve there’s no chance he gets squeezed out by the other two.
Here’s what we’re looking at which really hasn’t changed much from what I’ve been projecting all along:
Bobby Parnell - Closer
Brandon Lyon - Setup
Scott Atchison - Middle
LaTroy Hawkins - Middle
Josh Edgin - Middle
Greg Burke - Righty Specialist
Pedro Feliciano - Lefty Specialist
So, what do you think?
Do you see a better bullpen, a worse bullpen, or more of the same?
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