Posted by Thomas Brennan at 11:00 AM
Tom Brennan - OFFSEASON LEAGUE RELIEF
A hard core Mets fan could look at the exciting World Series going on and say, "yeah, sure, but ANYTHING Mets is better than this."
So what is such a hard core fan to do to get relief?
See how the Mets off season relievers are doing.
Three of note:
1) Jeurys Familia - not pitching, not doing so good
2) Paul Sewald - the ever-reliable one is pitching in the Mexican League. Ever so reliably. 9 innings, no walks, 7 Ks, 6 hits, one run. His career has consisted of over 20 superlative relief months, and one shaky month. I've been told he's human, and even he can succumb to occasional shakiness in Vegas. I will be shocked if he is not shielded from the Rule 5 draft.
3) Dave Roseboom - hanging out with Tebow and the boys in Arizona, he has been a bit wild but impressive: 7.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 7 BB, 12 K. I like the K's from a fellow lefty guy who, in 52 relief outings in AA this year, sported a sterling 1.87 ERA.
Corey Taylor also doing well in Ah-ah-ah-ah-rizona, except for surrendering a walk-off grand slam in one outing. If you're gonna mess up, make it count. Then get payback.
(Yawn) Cubs-Cleveland tonight. Tell me how it turns out. I'll be checking the Mets winter off season action.