Instead of ranting look at some of the top bullpens in the league last year in ERA..
Most of them are pieced together with internal talent and low risk FA acquisitions.
It's not coincidental that teams like Baltimore, Oakland, Tampa, and KC had some of the best bullpens in baseball with some of the lowest payrolls as well.
Even Cincinnati (outside of Chapman who will be a SP this year) and Atlanta had bullpens mostly built from internal depth.
Last edited by metswon69; 02-01-2013 at 03:24 PM.
In the past, they've had no internal depth to fix the bullpen and instead only throwing money at it when teams where succeeding with this current model.
And what you mentioned is not a problem in relation to the bullpen but more towards team assembling for those teams.
I am not asking this team to be those teams either, i want internal depth and a larger market payroll.
You wouldn't take a run the Rays have had over the last 5 years in comparison to what the Mets have been btw?
Last edited by metswon69; 02-01-2013 at 03:47 PM.
I guess that depends on your definition of throwing money at bull pen help. If I sign 4 guys to minor league deals and sign 4 guys for 5 million total. I really have only spent 6 or 7 mill to fill 6 spots. Signing Frankie and Rauch for a lot more was a waste. This year it seems I can fill up the roster and then let them fight it out for a spot on the team. But realistically, what do we need 2 or 3 guys. How much can that be??? Certainly not 5 million.
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I wonder what Velarde and K-rod would take right about now?
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I don't know how giving out minor league deals to bullpen arms equals us consistently throwing money into the bull pen. There is a very good chance non of these signings make the team.
Last edited by metswon69; 02-01-2013 at 04:36 PM.
Port St Lucie is going to look like a shoe box full of old baseball cards.
If the Mets sign Valverde it will help the economy or at least all the Spanish food restaurants around citifield.
Those 2 would be the heaviest setup/closer combo in baseball.
Never know when you will strike gold. If we re not buying porches...get as many buicks as you can and catch lightning in a bottle