The New York Mets bullpen kept their fans on the edge of their seats for the majority of the 2012 season. It seems like it is becoming an offseason ritual for the Mets to try and improve their bullpen. As we move towards the 2013 season, it seems as nothing has changed, and the Mets will be looking to do the same this winter.
There wasn't a single Mets fan that can look you in the eye, and tell you that they were confident that the Mets were going to win a game (assuming they were leading), if Terry Collins decided to turn to the bullpen. It was a typical chain of events to see a walk, followed by a hit and the opposing team start a conga line around the base paths when the Mets relief pitchers took to the mound.
The Mets can use another power arm at the back end of the bullpen. Who knows how many games could have been wins, instead of losses, had the bullpen been a tad more reliable. There are a number of free-agent relief pitchers available this winter for the Mets to consider. Here is a list of the top five arms that could make an immediate impact in the Mets bullpen in 2013 (ranked backwards based on likelihood of the Mets signing them).