In what has to be the most unexpected article to come out today Marty Noble says Nelson Figueroa may be part of the Opeining Day Roster filling in for the Mets playing the role of “Staff-Saver”.
I know there must be some mistake, but according to Noble he writes, “…one unofficial position must be filled to protect the other pitchers the Mets intend to bring to Citi Field for Opening Day on April 5 — staff-saver. And the pitcher most likely to serve in that role is Nelson Figueroa, all developments occurring Friday afternoon notwithstanding.”
Noble says his sources are 2 people that are part of the club’s decision-makers.
Today against the Marlins Figueroa’s final line? 2 2/3 innings 8 hits 7 earned runs 1 walk 1 strikeout. Not what you would expect from a “Staff-Saver” right?
Stay tuned I am sure the next 7 days will be interesting indeed as the Mets try to figure out what will they do with this pitching staff.