A writer friend called last night wanting to know what was wrong with Guillermo Mota.
It wasn’t a short call.
Mota personified the Mets’ bullpen problems last year. Losing Mota is addition by subtraction. They will also have Jorge Sosa for a full year.
Other than that, they are counting on Sanchez and Padilla to come back from injuries. That’s no guarantee.
Much has been made of the starters, but I don’t see where the bullpen is any better.