Despite having a terrible bullpen, last year at the All-Star break the Mets were 46-40. Shortly after the break, on July 14th, Dan Stack noted that the Mets “rank last in bullpen ERA (4.94), 28th in WHIP (1.48) and 27th in batting average against (.267).” The bullpen is one of the easiest areas to improve around the All-Star break because teams out of the race are willing to deal bullpen parts.
Among others – Francisco Cordero, Justin Germano, Brandon Lyon and Brett Myers were all traded around this time. But the Mets did not make a move, the offense went into the tank, SP went on the DL, the bullpen continued its awful pitching and the Mets’ season was shot.
Fast forward to the present and we see that the Mets have added Lyon as a reliever for the 2013 team. Hey, better late than never! Last year Lyon had a 3.10 ERA and a 1.246 WHIP. Since 2006, the now 33 year old has averaged a 3.59 ERA and a 1.301 WHIP.
It seems safe to say that the Mets would be happy if Lyon could d...