Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14
If you’ve read this site before chances are you know my position on LOOGYs. To me they are one of the worst things about baseball in the 21st Century. Because they pitch so little, they create a drag on the rest of the bullpen. And to make matters worse, managers operate to maximize the success of their LOOGY, putting everyone else at a disadvantage in order to do so. Why on earth should you manage your pen to make the guy who pitches the least the most successful? It’s just insane. Adding to the craziness is the Mets’ insistence on carrying *two* LOOGYs. Terry Collins has never been shy about this preference and the Mets seemingly brought in every lefty reliever available on an NRI in order to make this happen. If you do the math, you can see how having two pitchers in your bullpen who combine for fewer than 80 IP means an intolerable work level for the remaining relievers. Let’s put aside the insanity of this idea and instead focus on at least carrying the right relievers ...
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