John Franco, Braden Looper, Billy Wagner, Armando Benitez… all have closed games for the Mets, while also creating their fair share of heartburn for the Flushing Faithful. In this episode, we reminisce about these pitchers, sharing our own stomach turning moments, as well as a few laughs such as the time John Franco was tossed on John Franco Day. We also find time to discuss fill-in closers such as Don Aase, Luis Ayala and more!
Along the way, we reference pop culture hits such as Friends and the Billy Crystal classic Forget Paris. And give some sage advice to GMs and scouts thinking about signing former Mets closers.