So the Mets completely revamped the bullpen and changed CF in the matter of hours last night. Quick recap:
Rauch, Ramon Rameriz (Giants), F Francisco = 7th, 8th and 9th inning
A Torres = starting CF who had one great year (2010) in an otherwise journeyman career
A Pagan and his terrible baseball IQ
So this morning the Mets are a better baseball team than they were on December 6th. Congratulations. But does this bullpen change them to an 88-90 win team from the 77 wins they had last year (with Reyes)? No chance. So why spend money just for the sake of saying "look, we are spending money."