State of the Mets Bullpen (Part II)

Last week I asked who should fill the last spot on the Mets Bullpen. There were 3 votes for Will Ohman, 2 for Brian Stokes and 1 for Jonathan Niese.

Yesterday, Ken Rosenthal reported “Ohman, 31, has offers from the Pirates, Marlins and Padres, and is waiting for possible interest to develop from the Phillies, Mets and Dodgers.”

Ohman’s agent, Page Odle, adds, “We’re offering flexibility, too. Will is willing to pitch for a good chunk for his money. We feel that Will is a shutdown lefty who strikes guys out and gets righties out as well. We’re hoping one of the playoff teams will want that shutdown lefty.”

However, according to Joel Sherman, “If Sanchez is right, the Mets will not feel big pressure to put a second lefty reliever in the pen in tandem with Pedro Feliciano.” Yet, Sherman believes Sanchez could be released or traded for a “righty-hitting outfield bat.”

I think the Mets are hoping to catch lightning in a bottle with one of their Spring Training Invitees, like Valerio De Los Santos. It’s also possible that if Freddy Garcia wins the 5th spot in the rotation, Livan Hernandez could fill the last spot in the rotation. As of now the Mets Bullpen consists of Franciso Rodriguez, J.J. Putz, Sean Green, Pedro Feliciano, Duaner Sanchez, and most likely Tim Redding.
What do you think?

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