Found June 11, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
As I watched the Subway Series this weekend, I couldn’t help but feel disgust for the Mets bullpen. I know I’m not alone here. In terms of Rauch, Francisco and Ramirez, I felt that the “back of their baseball card,” was enough to make me feel okay about their acquisitions. I still think they are better than they are pitching, but it simply isn’t looking good right now. I wonder if the Mets didn’t acquire them, what were better options and how do we know they are or were better options? As I watched yesterday’s game, I shot a text to my friend “Has all the makings of a Francisco blown save,” little did I know Parnell & Rauch would beat him to it. As we receive word that Mejia is being pushed to the bullpen in Buffalo, it reminds me of a thought I’ve had recently. This organization is absolutely terrible at developing bullpen arms. Everybody here knows (or at least should know), that a bullpen is the biggest role of the dice on a roster. Pitchers who throw limited innings can have...
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