This is another step in the right direction for the Mets.
They resigned left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins to a one-year contract yesterday, with a base salary of a measly $4 million (plus incentives).
With Michael Cuddyer announcing his retirement, the Mets have extra money that they didn't anticipate having. Cuddyer's selfless move to remove himself from a game that he just wasn't that good at anymore has really helped the Mets' chances of improving their team across the board.
Last year, early in the season, it looked like Blevins was going to be a steal for the Mets, who acquired him from the Nationals just before the season began.
He started the season brilliantly, as he appeared in 7 games, throwing 5 innings and retiring all 15 batters he faced.
But then injury struck as Blevins took a hard line drive off the forearm. His season was immediately put in jeopardy.
A few months later, when Blevins appeared to be on his way back, news surfaced that he had reinjured the arm and was going to be out for the rest of the season. It was a strange report, as details were very limited, but the result was clear: no more Blevins.
The Mets struggled without a left-handed specialist in the bullpen and Blevins could've been that guy. Now, they resigned him on the cheap, fully expecting him to be the pitcher they thought he might blossom into before getting hurt.
I think this is a great move for the Mets - Blevins is cheap, knows the team, and fills a major gap on the team. What do you think?
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