Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What relievers still available w/ closing exp.

Photo by Michael Baron 

Yesterday the Mets signed reliever Scott Atchison to a minor league deal and reports indicate that they are not done with the pen, in fact they could even sign someone with closing experience.

 Frank Francisco is coming off surgery, was injured for a portion of the season and struggled at times with the closing responsibilities. In Alderson's first year he brought in Izzy who eventually closed for the Mets.

It makes sense to bring in another closer willing to set-up for now hoping that at some point they get the chance to showcase themselves in New York.

Here is an updated list of free agent relievers who have at least ten saves in their careers.

Jeremy Accardo (38)
Matt Capps (138)
Todd Coffey (11)
Francisco Cordero (329)
Kevin Gregg (144)
LaTroy Hawkins (88)
Jason Isringhausen (300)
Bobby Jenks (173)
Brandon Lyon (79)
Guillermo Mota (10)
Jon Rauch (62)
Francisco Rodriguez (294)
Jose Valverde (277)
Brian Wilson (171)