The Mets appear content to wait out the market for potential bullpen help. During an offseason in which the team has committed $87.25 million in contracts to Curtis Granderson, Bartolo Colon and Chris Young, general manager Sandy Alderson doesn’t seem ready to splurge for a reliever after missing out on Grant Balfour. Last week, Balfour accepted a two-year deal worth $12 million from the Rays, after the Mets extended him a similar offer. There are still several veterans on the market — Fernando Rodney, Mitchell Boggs and Kevin Gregg among them — but the Mets may head to spring training content with Bobby Parnell, Vic Black and Jeurys Familia as the central components of the bullpen while giving other prospects a long look. Among those considerations could be Jack Leathersich and Jeff Walters.
Mets ready to hand bullpen to young arms
New York Post | Jan 30