Now that the 2012 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting rotation, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (Manny Acosta) to Y (Chris Young) as our Mets 101 Player Review series returns. In each review we will take a look at one player's 2012 performance and what role, if any, they can expect to have with the Mets in 2013. Today we will look at relief pitcher Ramon Ramirez.
Mets 101 Player Review: Ramon Ramirez
2012 Stats: 58 Appearances, 0 Starts, 3-4, 63.2 Innings Pitched, 4.24 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, 52 Strikeouts, 35 Walks, 0 Complete Games, 0 Shutouts.
2012 Story: In a move to sure up the team's middle relief issues, General Manager Sandy Alderson traded Center Fielder Angel Pagan to the San Francisco Giants. In this deal, the players sent to the Mets were Center Fielder Andres Torres and Relief Pitcher Ramon Ramirez. Ramirez was only the first addition of relievers as the organization also went on to sign Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco. Missing parts of the season due to injury and rehab, Ramirez didn't play quite a role the team was hoping from him. Along with just not performing well.
Contract Status: Free Agent
Odds of Returning: 5%
2013 Role: In all likely hood, probably none.
Based on this past season and the fact that he is a free agent, I can't see the team making a move to retain him. Aside from that point, with the starting rotation coming back healthy and there being a build up of starting rotation talent, this team needs to see which one of their young players are better off developing their stuff in the bullpen vs. remaining in the minors, and which ones are in fact bullpen material.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for Mets 101's player review of Catcher Kelly Shoppach.
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