Sunday, February 3, 2013

Lyon close why wasn't OF handled like pen...

There are several reports that the Mets are close to signing Brandon Lyon, additionally despite his 79 saves Lyon isn't considered the closer to compete with Frank Francisco.  There are reports that the Mets want to bring in a second closer to compete with Francisco and while Lyon is considered to be a late inning reliever, he is not that second closer.

I like what the Mets are doing with the pen, bringing in any veteran reliever they can find, see what sticks and no real harm in who doesn't.  What I can't understand is why they didn't do the same thing with the outfield, there were at least 10 outfielders signed to minor league deals I think they could have/should have brought in...


Lyon, 33, went a combined 4-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 67 relief appearances last season with the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays. He posted a career-high 26 saves in 2008 with the Arizona Diamondacks as well as 20 in 2010 with the Astros, but may not viewed as a candidate to unseat Frank Francisco as closer. source ESPN NY

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