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Ideally, Jenrry Mejia is the closer

Jenrry Mejia will be tonight’s closer, Terry Collins told reporters before Thursday’s game.

“I just thought we’d go with a guy who is fresh,” Collins said, pointing out he still selecting his closer on a game-by-game basis.

“If we felt he was ready to go back-to-back days, possibly three days in a row, he would be the guy, but he is not at that stage yet,” Collins said.

Right now, Collins said he doesn’t any any set roles in his bullpen. It’s all day by day, he explained, though he is certain to tell each player what their role will be at the start of each game.




30 comments
BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Ideally he's the closer? Who cares about the save stat? He's more valuable in two inning clips.

metjetnet
metjetnet

It appears we've found our long-term 8th & 9th inn. guys -- Familia & Mejia. 

But what order they land in is still to be determined -- Familia -> Mejia or Mejia -> Familia.

Gonna come down to how these two guys handle the situations... but, either way, this tandem could prove lights out for the NL.

whizz17
whizz17

Why Is Vic Black not up withy the big team? All reports are that he is doing great down at Vegas.

Aaron Robert Gusthov
Aaron Robert Gusthov

Why does he have to announce every thought that pops into his head to the entire world?

hankypanky
hankypanky

The only way to go until and if a true closer emerges.

Arthur Marblestone
Arthur Marblestone

I have absolutely no problem with this.  Rather have a few long men anyway.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

I thought the terminology for an unsettled pen was "bullpen by committee, or closer by committee."  This blog has unintentionally invented a brand new baseball parlance.  

tbone1
tbone1

Well whats new about that. Willie Randolph did as well as Jerry Manual so he just following along with the program 

Kenneth Kowalsky
Kenneth Kowalsky

If you have an outstanding relief pitcher, then I think it's best to designate them as your "closer". However, absence of such a relief pitcher (a.k.a. the 2014 Mets), I fully understand Terry Collins approach whereby you go with who has the "freshest" arm that night and/or who looks good in warm-ups before the game.

dannym28
dannym28

yes because valverde is the future right terry. 

72tilltc
72tilltc

up until now we had such great closers that they would be used fresh or tired. Now we have no one qualified so we go with the freshest arm.

mets2014
mets2014

d'arnaud to the 7 day dl replaced by centeno

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

Ronny, Gary, and Keith were talking about Familia being the closer.  I'm fine with Terry allowing these guys to compete for now because I'm not sure any of them are fully ready to take over the closer's role just yet.  

therealnotmoby
therealnotmoby

@metsblog aren't all bullpens technically a committee? I've never heard of a one man bullpen. Maybe you meant Committee Closer?

qualcomm
qualcomm

Do we all get a turn?  Nolan Ryan can still throw 90... how about him?

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Mejia is too valuable to close.  He's better off going multiple innings when available.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@moep Flores was so crazy hot so the Mets bring him up and let him rot on the bench so even if they do finally play him he'll be totally cold now by then anyway. BRILLIANT!

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@moep I thought Centeno might start as well but the way the post above this says Centeno will be available for tonight's game leads me to believe he'll be on the bench

hankypanky
hankypanky

Why does the media have to report every thought that pops into his head to the entire world?

John Jeffrey
John Jeffrey

What the hell are you talking about? Willie had Wagner and Jerry had K-Rod.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@moep They brought him up to start but then Tejada got a hit in back to back games and TC said he's red hot and earned his job back

lindro88
lindro88

I thought Flores was sick.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@moep Just read Rubin's report on d'Arnaud and he says Centeno will catch deGrom tonight