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Mets Merized Online:
Closer Frank-Frank is being activated today. Mike Puma of the post writes:
After spending the last five weeks on the disabled list with a strained left oblique, closer Frank Francisco will rejoin the Mets today, giving the team some much needed depth in the bullpen.
The right-hander is 1-3 with a 4.97 ERA and 18 saves, but had rebounded from a disastrous May before hitting the disabled list on June 24.
Elvin Ramirez will likely be the roster casualty with Francisco returning.
Francisco signed a two year, $12 million dollar deal with the Mets before the season.
With the healthy return of Francisco and the emergence of Josh Edgin, the front end of the bullpen actually could be pretty good down the stretch.
Reliever Jon Rauch has turned it around and has been one of the team’s most effective relievers since back in June. I feel a lot better about Bobby Parnell sliding back to a setup role.
That’s really not a bad front four for the Mets.
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The New York Mets planned to activate closer Frank Francisco from the 15-day disabled list before Friday's series opener against the San Diego Padres, ESPN New York reported. Francisco went on the DL with a left oblique strain June 22 against the New York Yankees. Before the game, he created a stir by calling the Yankees "chickens." He said he is still bothered...
Ruben Tejada – SS
Jordany Valdespin – LF
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Mike Baxter - RF
Andres Torres – CF
Josh Thole – C
Jeremy Hefner – RHP
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Bell Back to Mets?
Mets News and Notes:
The Mets discussed sending Jason Bay to the Miami Marlins for closer Heath Bell and catcher John Buck, Ken Rosenthal reports.
Bay is owed $16 million next season, plus a $3 million buyout of a vesting option for 2014. That option only kicks in at $17 million if Bay has 600 plate appearances next season, which will not occur.
When I was a small child, the Mets were contenders every year. From age four through age eleven – with the slight blip of 1974 – the Mets were always in the hunt for the division, almost guaranteed to finish over .500. Everyone knew why: pitching, of course. Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, and Jon Matlack at the top of the rotations, complemented at points by Nolan Ryan, Gary...
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