January 18, 2021

Dellin Betances is the Wild Card of the New York Mets Bullpen (Baseball Essential)

Per yearly customs, the New York Mets are having bullpen problems. While it’ll be difficult for this aspect of manager Luis Rojas‘ roster to right the ship, right-hander Dellin Betances returning to his old ways would help the Mets make some headway.

Betances is one of the new faces in the Mets bullpen this season, as he inked a one-year deal that could be worth as much as $14.5 million in the offseason. Unfortunately for the Mets’ sake, Betances is off to a rough start this season, as he sports a 10.80 ERA and a 2.10 WHIP across five appearances (3.1 innings).

The noted struggles come after Betances made just one appearance out of the New York Yankees bullpen in 2019 due to a shoulder injury, September 15, where he then suffered an Achilles injury.

In short: Betances is coming off a discouraging season.

But don’t let the right-hander’s recent struggles take away from his past success with the Yankees.

From 2014-18, Betances was one of the premier backend relievers in the sport. Across those five seasons he recorded a 2.22 ERA, a 2.26 FIP, a 1.02 WHIP, and 607 strikeouts in 373.1 innings.

At his best, the 6-foot-8 reliever has thrown an overpowering, upper 90s…

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