Mets must replace Feliciano, Takahashi

Workhorse lefties leave major void in bullpen, big question marks for Terry Collins

Updated: February 8, 2011, 9:22 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Workhorse left-handers Pedro Feliciano and Hisanori Takahashi departed the New York Mets as free agents, receiving two-year, $8 million deals from the Yankees and Angels, respectively.

So just who will bridge the gap from the starting rotation to closer Francisco Rodriguez in 2011?

And who will not only match Feliciano's success against National League East left-handed batters, but also duplicate his durability?

Those are major questions manager ...

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