Sandy is very smart. He saw what Baltimore accomplished last season in a competitive AL east, and is trying to do the same with the Mets. Talent-wise, we aren't much different, but what made Baltimore great was their pen controlling close games. If our pen can be a strength, it will help out a lot.
A very good pen is key to overachieving.
All 10 playoff teams had good pens...and many of those teams had some of the top pens in the league.
Its a vital part of the game.
We were the worst pen in the league last year.
Things must change in this area regardless of how the rest of the rebuilding process turns out.
Originally Posted by El Patito
Wow, you just won't let this go will you? I'd be more than happy to provide the numbers again if you'd like. The fact is that Marmol in his best season, put up one of the greatest performances by a reliever in the history of baseball. Better than Rivera? Youre damn right. You can't deny this.