January 17, 2007

The Mets bullpen

Matthew Cerrone at Mets Blog, writes about the Mets and how good their bullpen will be next year:

In his latest blog entry for ESPN.com, Buster Olney says the Mets are following the modern-day trend of building a solid bullpen.Olney writes:

The modern-day trend is for teams to shift more resources into the structure of the bullpen. The Mets, for example, have three excellent left-handed relievers in Billy Wagner, Scott Schoeneweis and Pedro Feliciano, and solid right-handers Duaner Sanchez, Aaron Heilman and Guillermo Mota, with Ambiorix Burgos coming in as a high-ceiling candidate from Kansas City. And the Mets have made a calculated gamble that they can piece together enough starting pitching to consistently get a close game into the hands of that bullpen.Olney also compares the Mets and Phillies stating the "old-fashioned" Phillies will get more outs from their starting rotation, but the Mets have a deeper lineup.

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