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NY Mets Roster: 2 pitchers we could “take or leave” for next season

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Brad Hand #52 of the New York Mets in action against the New York Yankees during a game at Citi Field on September 12, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Brad Hand #52 of the New York Mets in action against the New York Yankees during a game at Citi Field on September 12, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Sep 21, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Brad Hand (52) delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets finally landed Brad Hand and it hasn’t been too great

Remember last winter when everyone wanted the Mets to pick up Brad Hand? It was a big chance to add to their bullpen. He was non-tendered by the Cleveland Indians then eventually signed by the rival Washington Nationals to become their closer. He pitched well enough in that role to end up getting traded to the Toronto Blue Jays midseason. However, he was so poor for Toronto that they cut him loose.

I know the above isn’t quite as rhythmic as the opening theme to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air but that is the story of how Hand ended up with the Mets.

Hand has been underwhelming with the Mets. Used in a couple of different ways, he has been the lighter lefty out of the team’s bullpen since joining them. By this, I mean they have finally had the ability to use Aaron Loup in the “heavier” situations late in games.

Hand hasn’t been a complete disaster. This is precisely why I’m not quite ready to throw a chair if he does come back next year. As the second lefty in the bullpen, it might be perfect because we know he has gotten big outs in the past.

Now that you know the names, it’s time to make some predictions for Williams and Hand: Attorneys at Law.

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