The Mets bullpen situation is such that Sandy Alderson and his staff are trying to do some creative bookkeeping to by some time.
The Mets have asked Jason Isringhausen to stay an extra week in St Lonesome so to make sure his elbow is sound. The biggest fear the team has is keeping Izzy and he craps out in May. They have asked Blaine Boyer to accept a minor league deal when Boyer figures if he’s released he’d get a major league deal in a heartbeat. The two moves come with the realization that Many Acosta and his 90+ fastball will be snatched up on wavers as well. For a team that everyone feel s is a MLB bottom feeder, it seems there is some talent worth scheming for.
I’d like to see Izzy staying an extra week just to prove he can pitch without pain. The Mets want him on this team badly and if it weren’t for the pop he heard in his elbow a week ago, all this maneuvering wouldn’t be happening. Izzy is on the record as saying he will not take a minor league deal it’s big leagues or retirement for him . Boyer is interesting as he has also has an out in his deal with the Mets and they love his 90+ fastball that he gets down in the strike zone that converts to tons of ground ball outs.
I’d let Acosta go and hope Boyer agrees to a Minor League deal, if he doesn’t the you have no choice but to let him go as well and take a chance on Izzy even though you know he could be done by June.
One thing I better not see is Bobby Parnell getting optioned to Buffalo that would be a Minaya-like move.