Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rotation Rotated, Santos and F-Mart to Buffalo and Manny Acosta

 According to Metsblog.com, as relayed from Marty Noble and Adam Rubin, the Mets have seemed to do a little rotation rotating, specifically involving Mike Pelfrey.  According to Noble, here, it looks like the Mets are planning on throwing Maine in game two of the regular season to be followed by Niese, then Pelfrey and Perez.  This is most likely a response to poor springs from Perez and Pelfrey.

Also in this article Michael Baron notes that both F-Mart and Santos were assigned to Triple-A, as was expected.

On another interesting note, Metsblog also says the Mets have jumped all over a talented arm being released today, when the Braves let Manny Acosta hit the waiver wire.  Acosta was in line to compete for the Braves closer position last season and the year before, until a combination of the emergence of Rafael Soriano, Mike Gonzalez, and his own fairly lackluster performance dropped him down.  With the Braves 'pen pretty much solid it seemed like Acosta, who has tons of talent, threw himself out of the running... 

Even so, I like this signing, because if this guy can live up to his talent level he can be very good for the Mets.  And to be honest, I'd be willing to bet this opening day Mets bullpen will change by the end of the first week at the latest.  I'm just not all that confident in it right now, and I don't think Calero has shown that he's the answer so far this spring.  You can never have enough arms...

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