Originally posted on NBC New York  |  Last updated 12/7/11
Black Friday has nothing on Reliever Tuesday at the Winter Meetings. Sandy Alderson got on line early for the big sale on relief pitchers and came home with all of his Christmas shopping done in no time at all. Within about an hour on Tuesday night, the Mets announced three different moves that landed them three right-handed arms that help replenish a bullpen that looked awfully thin on Tuesday morning. Alderson clearly saw something he liked in what looked like an ordinary Blue Jays bullpen because he signed Jon Rauch to a one-year, $3.5 million deal and then added Rauch's 2011 teammate Frank Francisco to a two-year, $12 million deal a short time later. Alderson then traded Angel Pagan to the Giants for center fielder Andres Torres and reliever Ramon Ramirez. That last move is the most interesting of the lot because of the Pagan-Torres swap. Ramirez has had several good years in a row for the Giants and should be a useful enough arm in the pen next season to make the trade look go...
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