It’s a Saturday night at Citi Field in 2015. 30.000 spectators gaze upon a dicey situation. The sun has fallen, and the Dark Knight has risen…. at least until Terry Collins comes out of the dugout to pull Matt Harvey, because the bases are loaded, Freddie Freeman is up at the plate, and Harvey’s pitch count is in the triple digits. Edgin comes storming out of the bullpen, and, wouldn’t you know it, retires Freeman on one pitch. The crowd cheers, and as the top of the ninth appears with the Mets up 1-0, Parnell is taking the hill. Edgin hits the showers after throwing one 85 MPH fastball, and that one pitch determines if your getting beaten by the writers post game, of if the beat writers are brewing a positive scoop, in which, you get one half-sentence of recognition. That is how Josh Edgin will be used, and has been used since he was called up in 2012. If Edgin is the only southpaw heading north with the Mets, expect to see him in the game every day next year, as, a lefty is essential to a NL East pen these days….
How should Josh Edgin be used out of the bullpen in 2015?
January 22, 2015