New York Mets: Breaking Down the New-Look Bullpen

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New York Mets: Breaking Down the New-Look Bullpen
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The Mets didn't do too much to their roster this off-season, bringing back the same team mostly, but they did change the look of their bullpen.

They didn't necessarily make the moves to improve the bullpen, instead letting go of a major piece and a surprisingly efficient reliever.

Pedro Feliciano was not re-signed, as he went to the crosstown Yankees after spending the last five seasons in the Mets bullpen. The surprising Hisanori Takahashi was not re-signed either, heading to the Los Angeles Angels.

Those are two big pieces that are no longer with the team, and by losing Takahashi, the Mets lose out on a lot of flexibility. Takahashi was the type of pitcher who could pitch in any role. He would start games and relieve in all situations, including as a closer.

So with these two pitchers not returning, how does the 2011 Mets bullpen look? Here's a breakdown of the role each reliever will be taking.

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