Again the Story is Heilman in the Pen

Aaron Heilman pitching for the MetsWith Duaner Sanchez out for the year, the spotlight is on Aaron Heilman to be the setup man.

Interestingly, this time last year, the story was about the same: Sanchez had not yet proven himself, and the focus was on Heilman to fill the setup role at the beginning of the season. The only difference, of course, was that Heilman had been competing for (and had seemingly won) a spot in the starting rotation.

But don’t trust my memory … instead, check out a cool new feature in the sidebar to the right, titled “This time last year” (it’s right below the Archives). Every day, that section will link to the blog post from the same day a year ago.

Of course, you can always sift through the Archives manually, but this new little link provides instant access to the hot topic this time last year. Hope you find it interesting.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.