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3 overreactions to the first month of the season

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NY Mets overreaction: The bullpen is a disaster

The Mets bullpen is not perfect. If they have dreams of competing they probably should make an upgrade at the trade deadline. However, the bullpen is not nearly as bad as it is made out to be.

The Mets have a 3.46 bullpen ERA through the first month of the season. That's including Sean Reid-Foley, a guy who will almost certainly not be on the MLB team this week. It's also including poor starts from Trevor May and Seth Lugo that will likely not last.

The Mets have gotten nearly perfect pitching from everyone's least favorite closer Edwin Diaz (he's elite.) Drew Smith has not allowed a run in 9.1 innings. The bullpen will look better when he's pitching in the later innings as he should be.

The lefties, Joely Rodriguez and Chasen Shreve have both looked really good. Opposing left handed hitters have a .464 OPS against Shreve and a .350 OPS against Rodriguez. That'll play!

The Mets could use more out of Ottavino, Lugo, and May but their track records all say they will be better than they have been.

Once Buck figures out how to use these guys properly and once they get settled in, this bullpen will be even better than they have been. They've been above average through the first month and should only improve.

A trade deadline acquisition is probably needed for the second half of the season, but this bullpen is more than capable of getting the job done until the deadline.

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