Brandon Lyon deal official

Posted: February 9, 2013 in Hot Stove, News, Opinion
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By Steven Inmanimages

The Mets announced their one year contract with Brandon Lyon worth around $750,000-$900,000. Incentives can raise the total to around $2.4 million. This is a good deal for the Mets because it gives the team insurance if Frank Francisco falters or gets hurt. The Mets are adding a solid reliever for about a million bucks. It paid off for Sandy Alderson to be patient in this scenario and the bullpen is definitely better than it was at this time last year.

Terry Collins has already acknowledged that he wants Frank Francisco to be his closer. Whether that is the right move or not, at least the Mets have other options for a backup now that they didn’t have last year. Lyon will probably start the year in a middle relief role like the 7th inning where Bobby Parnell gets the 8th inning.

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