According to multiple reports, Willie Harris has been told he has made the team.
Original Post, 10:04 am:
In a conference call with bloggers on Thursday, Sandy Alderson said it was very likely both Pedro Beato and Brad Emaus, who were each Rule 5 picks this past winter, would make the team on Opening Day.
Regarding Blaine Boyer and Manny Acosta, he feels Acosta is more of a fly ball pitcher and has more life and more command than Boyer, but no decisions had been made yet.
Regarding Jason Isringhausen, he has been shut down for the past week with inflammation in his elbow, although he appeared in a minor league game recently and said he felt fine. According to multiple reports, there is a possibility Isringhausen could pitch in today’s game against the Cardinals. He has indicated he will not accept a minor league assignment, should he not make the Opening Day roster.
And so, if Heyman is correct, it appears there are three people vying for one bullpen spot over the next four days, and I think a lot will depend on Isringhausen and the health of his elbow.
I would think considering Willie Harris, Scott Hairston, Chin-lung Hu, and Daniel Murphy appeared to have made the team, Nick Evans’ might be the odd man out if Carlos Beltran is not placed on the disabled list, despite his strong Spring.
In addition, Heyman says the Mets are seeking a second left handed reliever, although last week they sent Mike O’Connor to the minor league camp.