Any thoughts on Jeurys Familia as the Mets’ new closer?
What about Vic Black isn’t he sort of the forgotten Met? Could well have the sexiest “closer profile” in that pen on May 1st if his velo is back
With Mejia out and suspended 80 games, do you think Familia is just keeping the seat warm for Parnell?
Mack - I don't expect any decisions to be made on this until right up to the day Parnell and Black come off the disabled list.
What I do think is that, regardless how successful Familia will be for the rest of April, I expect him to remain the closer until Parnell first becomes available and, second, looks sharp out of rehab.
Again, just me... I've never seen Black as possible closer material. Eight inning guy maybe, but not closer.
Lastly, sure, there has been a lot of turmoil this year already in the Mets pen, but there also is a lot of talent and depth.