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While New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell continues on the shelf with the prospect of surgery on his herniated disk, the question burns: What are he and the Mets waiting for?
Perhaps he can rehab to where surgery isn’t needed, but those odds are getting long.
Yes, yes, it is his body and nobody can force surgery upon him, but reading between the lines, if it doesn’t happen, Parnell will risk not being ready for spring training and consequently pushing the envelope to the point of further injury.
Who can’t see the prospect of him slowly being worked into shape during spring training, and perhaps forcing the issue until he hears a “pop’’ and goes on the disabled list again with surgery being the only option?
If so, then say good-bye to 2014.
Parnell said if he doesn’t have surgery soon, there will come a time when the Mets will “push for it,’’ but until then it’s only about therapy now.
“My ultimate goal is to be ready for spring training so I can be here for the team next year,’’ s
BEST OF MAXIM
If the New York Mets are to win this weekend, today is their best chance, with Matt Harvey starting. The sad thing, is that feeling comes with the statistical backdrop of a 13-12 record in his starts this season, including the Mets going 6-10 in his last 16 starts.
HARVEY: What’s he really think about his support?
Harvey has a 2.67 ERA with a 119-to-17 strikeouts-to-walks ration...
SNY has the same tired rotation of games for Mets Classics that we have seen, oh, about 100 million times.
Cone K’s 19 against the Phillies in 1991 or Agbayani hits the Grand Slam in Japan to give the 2000 Mets their first win of the season.
To quote the legendary New Jersey Nets player Derek Coleman: “Whoop de damn do.”
No offense to those games, they are in their own way...
The Mets selected left-handed high school pitcher Steven Matz in the 2nd round (72nd overall) of the 2009 MLB Draft. He came in at 16th overall in the MMN Mid-Season Top-25 Prospect list.
Matz, now 22, is a local kid– growing up in East Setauket, NY and attending Ward Melville High School. In his senior season he struck out a mind-blowing 81 batters in just 44 innings while allowing...
In an effort to bolster the rotation after injuries to Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia, the New York Mets today announced the club agreed to terms with righthanded pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on a one-year contract. Matsuzaka will wear #16 and will start tomorrow’s night game against Detroit. A corresponding move will be announced prior to tomorrow’s game.
Matsuzaka, 32, pitched...
Las Vegas 5, Fresno 0
The Las Vegas 51s won their fifth straight game today, blanking the visiting Fresno Grizzles, 6-0.
One day after erasing a seven-run deficit for an extra-inning win against Fresno, Giancarlo Alvarado and Robert Carson combined to limit the Grizzlies to just six hits. Alvarado walked three, but they turned out to be inconsequential. He was dominant when the Mets...
The Mets send newly acquired Daisuke Matsuzaka, a recent re-’Graduate’ to the major leagues, to the mound against the Detroit Tigers’ Doug Fister at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Matsuzaka surely hopes his second-chance is more than a ‘Semi-Charmed Life’. Did I mention Third Eye Blind is playing a post-game concert? ‘Jumper.’
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Las Vegas 9, Fresno 8
The Las Vegas 51s scored twice in the ninth inning today against visiting Fresno to force extra innings, winning in the 10th on Eric Campbell’s game-ending RBI single for a 9-8 victory.
Brandon Hicks went 2-for-3 with four RBIs for Las Vegas, knocking a two-out, two-run double in the ninth inning to force extra innings. Hicks and Campbell combined for five...
In an effort to bolster the rotation after injuries to Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia, The Mets have signed Daisuke Matsuzaka, as reported by Jon Heyman. Matsuzaka is expected to go right to the 25-man roster and join the starting rotation. He hasn’t pitched in the MLB since 2012 with the Red Sox.
He was pitching with the Triple-A affiliate for the Cleveland Indians — and was...
Daisuke Matsuzaka has a deal with the Mets sources say.
Word is he is expected to go right to the big leagues with the Mets.
The Mets have suffered some injuries to their rotation lately including Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia
NEW YORK (AP) -- Max Scherzer outpitched Matt Harvey in their All-Star rematch, striking out 11 and hitting a stunning RBI double that sent the Detroit Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday.
Scherzer (19-1) joined Rube Marquard in 1912 and Roger Clemens in 2001 as the only major league pitchers to win 19 of their first 20 decisions in a season.
Andy Dirks had...