Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 12/6/11
Joel Sherman of the New York Post is getting a strong feeling that the Mets might be closing in on a ‘late-inning reliever type,’ but not free-agent RHP Francisco Cordero. Original Post at 3:29 pm: Earlier today on MLB Radio, Terry Collins said the Mets are pursuing two or three set up type relievers rather than an impact closer. According to ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark, the Mets, Padres, Rays, Rangers, Reds, Angels and Red Sox are still searching for a closer. Matthew Cerrone: Labels. Labels. Labels. I mean, call it what you want, but I LOVE this approach. I am not a fan of having one guy dedicated to pitching the final few outs of the night, since they’re rarely actually the most important moments of the game. However, I realize that today’s baseball player insists on knowing his role – and it seems relievers, as much as anyone, enjoy knowing who and when they’re likely to pitch that day, which is why closer-by-committee rarely works. So, instead of spending a lot of money in a two-...
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