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  • 2/3/13
  • rnr8396
I know the Lyons deal is not quite complete, but I do believe with the other recent moves, it will go a long way in making our Pen much more reliable. I do think there should be one more move for the bullpen and then we are done. Go sign Brain Wilson. I know that Lyons has had some Closer experience, as well as some of our other options (both in house and new acquisitions) but other than Francisco, no one is a bonafide CLOSER. Wilson will probably not be 100% to start the season, so that gives us a chance to get roles (lefty & righty specialists, long man, 7th, 8th and Closer) in the Pen situated and once Wilson is ready to go...we can slot him in towards the back end if not the Closer, as I don't have a lot of faith in Francisco. This way the Pen may then be STRONGER in the 2nd half rather than what we have seen in recent years.
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  • 2/3/13
  • TheGMan47
Reports have said that Wilson's velocity is still down. I'll take him if we can get him on a minor league deal or a one year deal worth about 2 million.
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  • 2/3/13
  • rnr8396
I agree...It seems like Sandy has been relatively successful in signing these players to minor league deals with invites to Spring Training. If it had to be a Major League deal, then I would only feel comfortable with a one year deal. My original point was that at this point, Francisco is still the Closer. I would really love it if we had Wilson as a fall back option by June. this team is notorious for starting out strong then folding in the 2nd half. Having Wilson at that point would at the very least Help.
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  • 2/3/13
  • marvelousmarvin
Wilson will not be ready for quite a long time. We need help now, Lyons would be a good pick up. If Feliciano can pitch to old form, another plus.
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  • 2/4/13
  • bbjmparis
Players who sign minor league contracts do so for a reason. Nobody wants them. Signing a bunch of these guys is more a sign of desperation than anything else. Worth doing though. Sometimes you get lucky, but it's just rolling the dice in a game stacked against you. If Francisco doesn't bounce back, the BP will be just as bad as last year. However, I do expect Francisco to have a decent year, not great, but decent, so it will probably be better.
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  • 2/4/13
  • thagreat1
If frank doesn't improve he will lose his job to whoever is worthy
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  • 2/4/13
  • 4545_ajd

"If Francisco doesn't bounce back, the BP will be just as bad as last year. "

I think the BP is much improved especially in terms of depth, Francisco is not the only one who had a terrible year last year in the BP, the problem is when someone was struggling the Mets didn't have anyone to replace them so we had to stick with guys like Acosta or Ramirez depsite them pitching terribly, this year we have a ton of guys who can come up to replace a struggling reliever so we can go with the hot hand. This also prevent relievers from being overworked.


Edited 2/4/13   by  4545_ajd
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