Monday, December 15, 2008

Bullpen taking shape

The Mets wrapped up the winter meetings week by trading reliever Scott Schoeneweiss. Schoeneweiss, one of the largest culprits of last years collapse had high expectations when he joined the Mets two years ago, but was never able to live up with the hype. In return the Mets got reliever Connor Robertson from the D-Backs. Robertson has a chance to make the team this year, but it is just as likely he will begin the year at Triple-A.

This deal disconnects the Mets bullpen from last year as they have now gotten rid of Schoeneweiss, Aaron Heilman, and Joe Smith.

The Mets are now concentrating on their starting rotation, and looking to add another bat to the lineup. Talks of trading for the Cubs’ Jason Marquis have died down a bit, but expect them to pick back up in the coming days, as sources close to the Mets are saying they want to create competition for Jonathon Niese in spring training, and for him to earn the fifth spot in the rotation.

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