So the most successful current Michigan Alum in the big leagues (one of two, the other being Chicago Cubs pitcher Rich Hill) was traded from Seattle to the Mets yesterday. Putz has had one hell of a year, not all of it good. After finishing off the last two seasons with 36 and 40 saves, he was injured in the 2008 season and lost quite a bit of his command. He slowly earned back his closer role in September after struggling for about two months. It didn't help that the Mariners just weren't that good either.
Now he's slated as the 8th inning guy from the Mets, just in front of K-Rod. As much as I hate the Mets, their bullpen is ridiculously talented. Now if their starters don't make it out of the 6th inning, they still can hold leads.