Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 3/5/13
As the season draws closer to beginning, the Mets have a major question of injuries. Among them,, is Frank Francisco. He is in the final year of his two-year contract but has yet to throw a pitch this year. He is projected to possibly begin a throwing regiment in a few weeks. That may project him being placed on the DL for the beginning of the season. Manager Terry Collins has already named Bobby Parnell to be Francisco’s replacement at the end of games. While he has the experience in that role, he has not had the level of success at it that should make the team and fans comfortable handing him the ball every day. With thirteen saves in two years, he hasn’t exactly blown people away like he should. In fact, he has been far more effective in the set up role than in the closer role. In 2012 alone, he had 18 holds, five blown saves and seven saves. So in twelve save chances, he seven out of twelve. Is that what the team should want to expect while Francisco is out? What if there was...
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