I advocated the return of Tim Byrdak on a one-year deal a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday the Mets re-signed him for 2012. One-year deal, as it seems.
I assume Manny Acosta, Bobby Parnell and Danny Herrera, all under team control, will be returning as well. So with Byrdak, that’s four vaguely usable relievers right there. A team probably needs eight, nine, ten usable relievers, considering injuries and ineffectiveness, so the Mets still have a way to go rebuilding their pen. But this blog here endorses the return of Byrdak as one step in that plan.