With Pedro Felciano told he won’t make the Opening Day roster and LaTroy Hawkins informed he would, the Mets’ bullpen appears set.
However, by no means is that cause for celebration.
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Barring further injury, the Mets figure to keep seven relievers despite probably needed a dozen: Bobby Parnell is the closer with Frank Francisco going on the disabled list; lefthanders Josh Edgin and Robert Carson, both of whom made positive impressions last year; set-up reliever Brandon Lyon; submariner Greg Burke and situational righties Hawkins and Scott Atchison.
Only Parnell was on last season’s Opening Day roster.
For much of last year the Mets carried two lefthanders, but manager Terry Collins was left shorthanded and indicated that wouldn’t happen again.
The Mets burned out Feliciano in his first stint with them, but after he was released by the Yankees, they brought him back as a long shot.
It was thought Feliciano had a shot, but the Mets didn’t li...