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Monday, May 17, 2010

Buster Olney and the Mets bullpen use

This was from Buster's column today (Insider only), in which he highlights that the Mets bullpen has pitched the most innings in the majors, and the troubling signs that it signals.

For the Mets, they are devastating, a sign of real trouble ahead; the Mets' bullpen has done terrific work overall, generating a 2.84 ERA. But Fernando Nieve is currently on track to throw in 98 games, which is like a marathoner sprinting full-speed in the first two miles of the 26.2-mile course; the signs of erosion in his performance already have been there. Similarly, Pedro Feliciano is on track to pitch in 90 games. And for the Mets, there are no signs that this ugly situation is going to get better, because Oliver Perez -- whose inability to pitch even halfway into games was killing the bullpen -- has been demoted to the bullpen, John Maine has been a complete enigma, and Jon Niese just got hurt.

My Take: This is what everyone has been saying for two+ weeks, but it's always that much better when the national media finally realizes it. Just another reason why Jerry is on the hot seat and these next 10 games are critical.

1 comment:

  1. Not Bob Murphy, Evan HortonMay 17, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    I'm disgusted