Posted by Mack Ade at 12:00 PM
It was announced late last night that the Mets have re-signed relief specialist, LH Jerry Blevens, to a one-year (yay!) deal, with a team option (double yay!). The contract is said to be worth $6mil for the 2017 season.
Mack - With the addition of Fernando Salas and Blevens... well, all of a sudden we have our bullpen back.
It will feature Jeurys Famila, Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Salas, and Blevens.
In addition, my guess is it will round out with Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, and Erik Goeddel.
And, as I said in a previous Salas post, it will allow Paul Sewald and Logan Taylor a full year at AAA to mature.
Lastly, both the Salas and Blevens signings take the pressure off of converting either Robert Gsellman or Seth Lugo to a reliever.
Both great moves right before pitchers and catchers are due to report.