Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/6/12
Everywhere you look, baseball analysts and fans alike are saying the Mets will need a significant bullpen upgrade in order to make a playoff push. Though Sandy Alderson brought in Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch and Ramon Ramirez, it may take a different cast of characters to get the job done consistently in the late innings. Yes, the starting pitching has been terrific, but especially down the stretch, the Mets need to be able to close out wins—something that they’ve had trouble with all season. It’s easy to say the Mets need a bullpen upgrade, but it’s a tougher task to think how they will acquire one of these arms. There are a few decent options available, some of whom will have a higher price tag than others. The Houston Astros will likely float relievers Brandon Lyon and Brett Myers on the market. The Astros have been rebuilding for a few years, so the team will certainly be looking for young prospects in return. Huston Street is also an intriguing option, especially since he can s...
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