Found December 04, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
It seems like year after year the Mets are looking at upgrading their bullpen. Whether it’s Sean Green, Elmer Dessens, Francisco Rodriguez, Scott Schoeneweis, Billy Wagner, Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez, Jason Isringhausen, or even D.J. Carrasco. It never seems like the Mets have figured out what makes for a great bullpen year after year. Sure you can develop arms like Atlanta, but that’s probably even harder to do. Maybe it’s not so much an organizational flaw, maybe it’s that nobody has truly figured it out yet? What worries me about relievers is despite what people think – they are so unpredictable. If I told you the Mets could get a reliever who last year had a 2.62 ERA in 68IP with 66K and 26BB with 1.16 WHIP while 10 out of 39 inherited runners scored. You’d probably say “sign me up!” Then I call him Ramon Ramirez 2011 and he’s run out of town because he struggled in 2012 and used as an example why our current front office is incompetent. Yet here we are looking for bullpen help ag...
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