And on the second day, God said, “Thou shall not trade Matt Harvey!”
Okay so maybe it wasn’t so much God as it was Mickey Callaway. But Callaway certainly has the potential to reach a god-like status in New York if he can turn things around for this pitching staff.
The Mets are still yet to make any big moves. But we can take comfort in the fact knowing that Matt Harvey hasn’t hung up his cape in New York just yet. Mickey Callaway and Dave Eiland want the chance to revive the Dark Knight.
Call me foolish, but when Callaway speaks of what he plans to do, I truly believe him. And I believe that he has the ability to make it work. We also learned today that Callaway plans to rotate multiple pitchers from the bullpen based on the situation. Which means the Mets won’t technically have a set closer for the year. Which, if things work out the way they plan, means the Mets grab their bullpen piece at these meetings, and there is less pressure and workload on the bullpen throughout the year.
Despite not having made those bullpen moves, another arm has popped up on the Mets radar today, Juan Nicasio. The Pirates closer is solid. He ended his season with a 2.61 ERA, and played for three teams last season. Would I be happy if this was the only relief pitcher the Mets picked up? Probably not. But he would definitely make a nice supplement to one of the bigger names out on the market right now.
(As I was writing this, the Mets are now apparently out on Shaw)
Was it a spectacular day 2? Not really. But, we have a bit more info regarding Callaway’s plans for the future and what direction the Mets are at least trying to move in.