2010 New York Mets Bullpen Breakdown: J.J. Putz

Posted: 2nd November 2009 by Phil Hoops in MLB
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As I had mentioned in my previous post, it has been nearly a year since the Mets acquired J.J. Putz from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a bevy of players. When they acquired the hard-throwing righty, the Mets envisioned having a proven closer that could fill the closer's role if needed. However, as usual, things did not work out as planned for the Mets. Throughout his brief season Putz found himself filling in for closer Francisco Rodriguez only four times. He was able to successfully convert two of these four opportunities into saves. On top of that, Putz never seemed to be completely healthy. In April, he posted a lackluster 4.09 ERA in 11 appearances. During his second full month with the team, in May, Putz began to settle down and had an ERA of 3.63 in 17 games. Putz also impr ...

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