Mets now have terrific twosome in 'pen

Originally Published: December 11, 2008
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- The New York Mets of 2008 didn't just have a closer problem. They had a bullpen problem.

The Mets of 2008 didn't just have a ninth-inning problem. They had a how-the-heck-do-we-get-to-the-ninth-inning problem.

Well, not anymore.

Now, after a stunning 12-player, three-team, winter meetings megadeal Wednesday night, the Mets have transformed their bullpen and transformed themselves.

J.J. Putz and Francisco Rodriguez aren't merely an upgrade on ...

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