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K-Rod, Putz give Mets bullpen new look

Originally Published: February 15, 2009
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The list for the Mets' first spring training bullpen session of 2009 was posted in the clubhouse Saturday. It included 17 pitchers, ordered alphabetically, but also symbolically: J.J. Putz followed by Francisco Rodriguez. Get used to that sequence, you'll see it often.

And it might just determine the fate of the Mets, and the National League East.

You know the numbers: the 2008 Mets had the best record in the major leagues if games ended, as they do ...

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