The Mets added another lefty for the bullpen on a spring training invite. They now signed 37 year old Tim Byrdak who will compete I am sure with Tankersly for a shot at being the lefty specialist out of the pen.
The Mets are going to need someone who shuts down that Phillies offense from the left side. Byrdak in a little over 4 innings against the Phillies didnt allow a run in 2010. Of course if he makes the team the Phillies will see him a bit more then they saw him last year.
Howard and Ibanez faced him 2 times with no hits and Utley faced him 4 times without a hit. He struck out Howard once and had no problem challenging the Phillies since he didnt walk them once.
Back in 2009 he gave a hit a piece to Howard and Ibanez in 3 at bats but nothing to Utley.
The Mets are going to need someone to step up against these guys and hopefully Byrdak still has something left.
Source Yahoo Sports