Back in April, if you told me the Mets would be sporting Billy Wagner, J.J. Putz and Francisco Rodriguez in the same bullpen in August, I would have danced a jig and bought everyone a round.
Now that the Mets are days away from having this become a reality, I’m barely entertained by the idea.
K-Rod, as of late, has been all over the place. One day he’s great, the other, not so much. Putz and Wagner are coming back from long stints on the DL after surgery, so their ability is entirely a crapshoot.
Sitting in 4th place in late August, the idea of these three in the pen is more of a novelty and an audition.
Wagner has already been placed on waivers and Putz is going to try and show the Mets if they should pick up the option on the relief pitcher.
Wagner-to-Putz-to-K-Rod were the things Mets fans dreams were made of before the 2009 season began. Now, it’s nothing more than an amusing storyline in a dismal season.