By: Michael Ganci

Mets Sign Reliever Anthony Swarzak


The Mets finally proved that they have a pulse. According to Marc Carig of Newsday, the Mets are closing in on a two-year deal with right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak.

The 32-year-old Swarzak was very good last season for the White Sox and Brewers. Combined, in 77.1 innings, Swarzak was 4-3 with a 2.23 ERA. He gave up just 58 hits while striking out 91. For his career, he’s got a 4.22 ERA.

The Mets hope he carries last year’s success forward, obviously.

I don’t hate this move. He can be a valuable middle relief option to go along with A.J. Ramos, Jerry Blevins and Jeurys Familia. I’d still like one more arm, such as Joe Smith, but I think this officially ends any chances of an Addison Reed return.

For more stats on Swarzak, click here.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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