Tell me if you agree with the players and or placement.
Set-Up ManParnell*MejiaEdginE. Ramirez
Middle RelieverMejia*E. Ramirez *EdginLaffey
Long Relief / Spot StartLaffey*FamiliaMejiaHeffnerMchough
*My prediction for opening day.
outside of the closer, i actually dont really think its bad at all
most of those guys are young and unproven but they do have a lot of talent in there....really francisco is the only thing holding this back from being halfway decent as far as bullpens go
very few teams have GOOD pens
"If he's not a lot better than last year, the pen is putrid.'
Putrid really? I do not see that, the Mets have a lot of young hard throwing arms available to them in the BP this year including Mejia, Familia, Edgin, E Ramirez, and Carson. Unproven I will give you bu putrid is premature considering not a single one of those 5 players has even half of a season's worth of major league experience. I think this years pen can be anywhere from a huge negative to a big positive or somewhere in between.
But the one thing this years pen has that last years didn't is depth, none of those 5 players were quite ready last year to start the season this year they all are and they all have options so if they are struggling they can be sent down and someone else will be ready to take their place unlike last year where we had to stick with guys like Acosta and Batista because no one was ready to replace them.
Last year Byrdak was pretty much the Mets only lefty to start the season, this year they have 4 lefties I am fairly confident in to be at least decent and that does not even include Byrdak who is going to available in the 2nd half.
The same with the Long man/ spot starter role, last year it was only Batista this year its Mejia, Familia, Laffey, Heffner, McHugh and even maybe Dillon Gee once they bring Wheeler up.
Update to include Atchison
Set-Up ManParnell*AtchisonMejiaEdginE. Ramirez
Middle RelieverAtchison*Mejia*E. Ramirez EdginLaffey