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    Default Mets give themselves best bullpen in MLB

    My name doesn't only apply to the knicks but to the mets as well. Im true Orange and Blue all the time baby.

    With JJ Putz and K-Rod working the 8th and 9th innings next season the Mets should wash away the past two years with a serious bid at the World Series....

    Your thoughts?

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    JJ Putz is overrated...K-Rod is going to be a beast in the NL.

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    Originally Posted by trueOrangeandBlue
    My name doesn't only apply to the knicks but to the mets as well. Im true Orange and Blue all the time baby.

    With JJ Putz and K-Rod working the 8th and 9th innings next season the Mets should wash away the past two years with a serious bid at the World Series....

    Your thoughts?

    lol not the best in the MLB....if Joba gets moved to a set up man than the Yankees have the best 1-2 punch of any team in the Majors.

    However, this was a solid move.

    JJ Putz might react in a negative way that he is not the closer anymore but he would probably rather pitch set up for a playoff contender than pitch as a closer for the Mariners who are a horrible team.

    Putz throws 95+ with some nasty breaking pitches and K-Rod does what his nick name says....gives you strick outs.

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    You know what K-Rod is going to bring, but I don't know about Putz...He didn't have a good year last year, so we gotta hope he bounces back.

    However, while this certainly helps the bullpen, as does getting rid of Aaron Heilman, it is up to the rest of the pen to decide how good this staff will be. The pen is a bunch of guys who are working together to create advantageous situations...

    Hopefully Duaner Sanchez gets back to his form from a couple years ago before he got injured in the taxi accident.

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    K-Rod had a devastating delivery, i do not think he will be able to keep healthy for the longest. Thanks God you guys didn't give him long term deal. He also has a habit of having more blows than you would ideally want from a closer of his caliber.

    Now as far a JJ goes, i doubt he will be as effective as people think he might. First and foremost he will go into games with a different mentality. It is not the same closing games and being a reliever. He would need time to adapt and it is not a sure thing he will be able to come back. He had an abysmal year last season.

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    JJ's abysmal year last year was injury plagued. And for a reliever, it wasnt even that bad. He played for an abysmal team and still had his era under 4. He should be a lot better this year as long as he stays healthy. Because we have them both neither one has to worry about working more than one inning making them both a lot less injurie prone

    Now that we have both these guys, guys like duaner sanchez can work the 7th, and feliciano can revert back to a lefty specialist (what he should always be) and scott blowenwies can revert back to never pitching again. Plus in the Putz deal we got a good ground ball reliever as well.

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    K-Rod = Overrated.

    Guy blew 7 saves last year, and while I know he saved 62 or whatever, that means he also had 62 chances at least. Give Mo 70 chances to save a game per year, I guarantee he slams the door on 65 at least.

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    Exclamation No middle relief

    Originally Posted by trueOrangeandBlue
    My name doesn't only apply to the knicks but to the mets as well. Im true Orange and Blue all the time baby.

    With JJ Putz and K-Rod working the 8th and 9th innings next season the Mets should wash away the past two years with a serious bid at the World Series....

    Your thoughts?
    They have the best 1-2 punch but the rest of their bullpen is weak.

    They traded Scott Schoenweiss others....

    Who's good in that middle relief?

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    your talkin like trading schoenweis was a bad thing? HA. They got alotta young pitchers. They got 3 guys trying to get that 5 spot in the rotation: Freddy Garcia, Redding, and Jon Neise. Neise got a cup of coffee last year and showed hes got stuff but its gonna be hard for him to crack the rotation so lets say Garcia gets the 5 spot. Bullpens lookin like neise redding feliciano sean green who they just got in teh putz deal and connor robertson who they just got for schoenweis. Thats 5 long/middle guys who can lead up to putz and k-rod. And ayala just signed with the twins i had no idea he was a free agent.

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    Originally Posted by GoKnIcKsDLEE42
    your talkin like trading schoenweis was a bad thing? HA. They got alotta young pitchers. They got 3 guys trying to get that 5 spot in the rotation: Freddy Garcia, Redding, and Jon Neise. Neise got a cup of coffee last year and showed hes got stuff but its gonna be hard for him to crack the rotation so lets say Garcia gets the 5 spot. Bullpens lookin like neise redding feliciano sean green who they just got in teh putz deal and connor robertson who they just got for schoenweis. Thats 5 long/middle guys who can lead up to putz and k-rod. And ayala just signed with the twins i had no idea he was a free agent.
    so whats the projected bullpen?

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    Originally Posted by Paul1355
    so whats the projected bullpen?
    that should be figured out in spring training

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    Paplebon & Saito & Okijima > K-Rod Putz and shiz after them.
    Rivera & Joba & Robertson & Ramirez and whoever else they have is better than Putz and K-Rod

    (NOT SAYING EDWAR IS BETTER THAN KROD LOL, JUST THE COMBINATION FOR YOU SPECIAL SLOW PEOPLE)

    In my mind I would not trust K-Rod in game 7 of the world series, Francisco is a very streaky pitcher and he will give up home runs. Yes, Mo has aged, but hes still the second best closer in baseball. (Behind PapleBUM)

    Mets fans, you helped some needed spots but without an Abreu or Dunn you won't win crap. Sure you'll get to the playoffs, but didn't it suck losing in game 7 of the NLCS?? Especially with that Beltran strikeout-looking.

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