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Should Mets Move Murphy to Make Room for Eighth Reliever?

Published by on April 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Mets manager Jerry Manuel told the New York Daily News he may have to add an eighth reliever to the bullpen.

I'm not sure if I've ever heard of a team carrying 13 pitchers. Sure, some teams will carry eight relievers to start a season while they only need four starters, but never five starters and eight relievers.

Initially, I thought it would simply be too many arms, at the sacrifice of a position player.

But if four of the Mets five starters can only go into the fifth inning then the Mets better protect their greatest asset—the bullpen.

Not only does the 'pen need to be protected from overuse, but also over exposure. The more hitters see a particular reliever, the more chances they have...

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