Managing the Bullpen
Where the Mets have star power and depth in their starting rotation, they lack both in the bullpen.
A big question mark surrounds their All-Star Closer, Jeurys Familia, after an off the field incident that will affect the beginning of his season.
The Mets may need to turn to internal resources to pick up the slack in the case of a Familia suspension. If this is the case, Terry will be tasked with knowing the limitations and the ability of his staff. A closer by committee solution isn’t out of question.
Other than a three-year stint in Chicago and Arizona, Addison Reed currently is the only Mets relief pitcher with substantial closer experience. Reed has compiled 106 saves over his five-year major league career.
A trade or surprise free agent signing could mitigate this issue, but as it stands now, the bullpen is lacking closing ability.
Perhaps the Mets even look at the arms they have stockpiled in the minor leagues to fill the void. Something that worked when they discovered Familia.