im actually not that concerned about the pen
we have alot of young pitchers that could build a decent pen....the trick is actually finding the right combo
but you have parnell (sigh), mejia, familia, mazzoni, carson, edgin, leathersich, degrom, mchugh, pill, gorski, verret, and even tapia all as guys that have been mentioned as possibilities for the pen this season as very few have the stuff to make it as starters....tapia would only be late in the season and only if they give up on him as a starter
i think, out of those options and a few veterans, you can actually build a decent pen
The Mets have limited flexibility in the payroll and should invest majority of the available money in a position player. Therefore, I believe that the Mets should rely on in-house candidates to fill the roster for the next season.
There are a number of position players and pitchers that will be tested in the up-coming season.
ROSTERstarting pitching: Dickey's spot in the rotation (pending trade) and any injuriesrelief pitching: three to four spots in the relief corp and any injuriesposition: second catcher spot, utility spot, entire outfield