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Can the NY Mets bullpen be a strength?

The Mets have a decent bullpen already but they need at least one more lefty, probably two.

Returning to the relief corps we have closer Edwin Diaz along with Trevor May and Seth Lugo to set him up for saves. Miguel Castro is a middle innings workhorse and Drew Smith is a guy constantly showing we can depend on him.

Maybe I’m being fooled but I like the way the bullpen looks right now even without it being completed.

A good bullpen could be the difference for a team. It’s kind of scary. You never do know whether you’ve just signed the next Aaron Loup or Dellin Betances. A single injury can derail a player’s entire trajectory. Some good luck and proper use can have the exact opposite effect.

Teams with the best bullpens don’t always win a championship. On the contrary, the teams that win the championship tend to have a really good bullpen. It doesn’t need to be what carries you to the postseason. Once the playoffs start, it does need to be pretty rocksteady to get you a parade.

The Mets roster is a good one right now with far fewer remaining questions than some other teams out there. Before Opening Day, we can expect a trade, a new starter, and at least one arm for the bullpen.

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