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Grading New York Mets' Bullpen Acquisitions and Their Chance for Success in 2013
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After ranking second-to-last in bullpen ERA last season, the New York Mets have drastically changed the look of the bullpen.

But Frank Francisco, who struggled through injuries and inconsistencies as the closer in 2012, will remain the closer at the beginning of 2013, according to manager Terry Collins. Francisco finished the season with a respectable 23 saves to three blown saves, but also a career-worst 5.53 ERA and 21 walks in 42.1 innings.

Francisco was effective when healthy, but must maintain that health and production to be the closer all season. 

The Mets got rid of a number of relievers from the 2012 season, including the productive Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez and Manny Acosta.

Here are my grades for the relievers the Mets have acquired this offseason in replacement, as well as their chances for success in 2013:

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