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B-Mets' Garcia gaining comfort

When the Mets traded Armando Benitez to the Yankees in 2003, many assumed it was a trade solely made to free themselves of the problematic closer. However, few knew that the Mets actually received a potent young relief pitcher by the name of Anderson Garcia.

"He's got some of the nastiest stuff I've seen," said catcher Andy Wilson. "He's got a real hard sinker, when his slider is on, its on, and he can also throw a change-up for a strike, when all three of them are working, he's lights out." Garcia, a native of Santo Domingo, DR, was able to get his sinker ball up to 94 MPH in spring training and got his slider around the low 80s. Placed on the...