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There are a total of seven relievers in the pen.
Seven might be all you need when you look at the guys that are there.
John Franco—The Mets' all-time leader in saves with 273. A fan favorite when he was playing. A very under the radar guy.
Billy Wagner—The definition of what a power lefty is, Wagner might not have been the most loved Met, but he was certainly one of the best Met relievers. He had three seasons of 30-plus saves for the Mets.
Francisco Rodriguez—In his first season with the Mets, he has over 30 saves on a bad team. The Mets don't win any games, so he really doesn't have a routine, thus the ERA is high for Franky (3.13). The meaning of a power righty is K-Rod.
Bobby Ojeda—We have to get Bobby on the staff somehow. Mostly known as a starter with the Mets, Ojeda did work out of the pen with New York, so I think you can pencil him in as the long man. A very loved Met.
Armando Benitez—He hold the Mets' single-season saves record with 43. I don't know what Met fans thought of this guy, but much like Wagner, he got it done (not as well though). He posted a ERA of 2.70 with the Mets through five seasons.
Jesse Orosco—You got to have Jesse Orosco in there. He had 91 saves for the Metropolitans and a shining 2.73 ERA for them in eight seasons. He was an All-Star a couple of times with the Mets.
Turk Wendell—Maybe the least known guy on the staff, in five seasons he had a good 3.34 ERA for the Mets. A big part of the '99 and '00 Mets, Wendell was pretty overlooked because he was in the same pen as John Franco and Armando Benitez.