May 17, 2021

Breaking down the Mets’ closer competition (New York Post)


Edgardo Alfonzo wears a New York Mets hat at Citi Field before the All-Star Futures Game in 2013.
Bill Kostroun

It’s 70 degrees in New York City and the Mets are less than three weeks away from their March 26 season opener in Queens. It’s time for the debut of our Mets podcast “Amazin’ But True” with former Mets pitcher and Emmy-Award winning TV analyst Nelson Figueroa and me.

We open the debut show talking about Noah Syndergaard throwing in his underwear. Would Figgie pitch without most of his clothes on? We talk about an important season ahead for Thor on the mound and the need for consistency. We also discuss spring training games and the stats being meaningless. Figgie breaks down what the focus of spring games are, especially for pitchers. We also discuss Dellin Betances’ health and the bullpen, plus Figgie’s time playing for Luis Rojas and what he expects of him as the Mets manager. Figgie reacts to a clip from Doc Gooden saying Figgie only was throwing 65 mph at fantasy camp. We also give out our poll question, which is: Who will be the Mets closer when Opening Day arrives?

Post Mets beat writer Mike Puma then drops by on the debut pod. Puma talks about Yoenis Cespedes and when he may play. He also talks about Jed Lowrie’s health: He believes…

Read “Breaking down the Mets’ closer competition” at New York Post