The competition to make the Mets' roster as a pitcher will soon come to a close. As has been the case all along, the only two spots realistically available are in the bullpen.
Since the last installment of the Make-The-Mets-O-Meter, Fernando Cabrera and Chuck James have been cut. Both have been removed from this one as a result.
|Manny Acosta, RHP||Acosta's not sporting a perfect spring ERA anymore, but 8 K and 1 BB in 8 IP is excellent. Still a lock for the roster.|
|Miguel Batista, RHP||He's struggled through 9.2 innings of spring work but can't be counted out as the seventh guy in the bullpen yet.|
|Pedro Beato, RHP||Still out with an injury, the best-case scenario for Beato is opening the year on the disabled list and getting an extended rehab stint in the minors.|
|Tim Byrdak, LHP||Guaranteed a spot on the roster if healthy, Byrdak claims he'll be back in spring games by Friday following his non-serious knee surgery.|
|D.J. Carrasco||Like Beato, he's still sidelined by injury. He'd have to come back soon to have a chance.|
|Josh Edgin, LHP||Edgin has been outstanding in spring games, with 8 K and 1 BB in 6.2 innings. He's never pitched above Port St. Lucie, but he has a shot at the roster, with or without Byrdak.|
|Daniel Herrera, LHP||Without many strikeouts or walks, Herrera's posted a 1.42 ERA in seven spring appearances. If the Mets want Edgin to start the year in Binghamton or Buffalo, Herrera could be on the roster come Opening Day.|
|Garrett Olson, LHP||Olson was hit on the hand by line drive a few days, but he says he's fine. As a left-handed pitcher, he's still got a chance.|
|Bobby Parnell, RHP||Whatever it was that Parnell would have had to do in spring training to not make the tema, he hasn't done it. He's been as good as Acosta and should be a lock, too.|
|Chris Schwinden, RHP||Schwinden has had a good spring, but there's no way he goes to the bullpen when the Mets have so few options in the minors for rotation depth.|