The Mets bullpen have struggled beyond belief as of late. The reason for this is simple, its a group of pretty much nobodies. Don’t get me wrong, various members have been great such as Byrdak, Rauch, Parnell, and even Francisco at points. However, we have had Acosta, Ramirez, Schwinden, and Egbert. Schwinden and Egbert? Does anyone besides Mets fans recognize those two besides their families? Anyways, here is the solution, Acosta is already gone, and now Schwinden and Egbert also need to be gone. Their replacements, Elvin Ramirez and Jenrry Mejia.
Tim Byrdak has been overworked this year, by a lot. Ramirez was supposed to suffice for that, however he has seen lefties hit .333 against him so far this year. The solution lies in the 2010 stats of Jenrry Mejia. In 2010, Jenrry Mejia held lefties to a .203 batting average and righties to a .340. This could take the load off some lefties and act like a second lefty out of the pen. Furthermore, Elvin Ramirez is ready. He has dominated AAA so far this year and I am excited to see him in the bigs next year. These two moves could easily fix our bullpen.