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You have certainly read reports that the Mets would need to be “overwhelmed” to trade Bobby Parnell (who Detroit and Boston have interest in) but what you may not have read is that they need to be equally “overwhelmed” to trade the thirty five year old rental, Marlon Byrd.
Parnell is only 28 and looks to have shaped into a fairly reliable closer. He’s got two controlled years on his contract and he’s got lots of value. When the Mets say they’d need to be overwhelmed they actually have something of significant value. So if the Red Sox offer Jackie Bradley Jr. or the Tigers offer Avisail Garcia, the Mets could say, “Yeah… no thanks.” They can say this because trading Parnell does leave them with problems for 2014 and beyond and neither Bradley Jr. nor Garcia are slam dunks to succeed in the majors.
Now… if the Mets were to be offered Xander Bogaerts or Nick Castellanos things might be different. Those guys are superior prospects and passing on them to hold on to a valuable cl
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Well, so much for that fast start out of the second-half gate for the New York Mets.
That great ERA Jeremy Hefner was sporting going into the game? Not so much anymore. The Phillies nailed him for eight runs on ten hits. The carnage was accumulated over 63 pitches, 38 of them in the first inning.
HEFNER: Hammered by Phils, again. (AP)
The first inning and the Phillies have not been...
So far, Zack Wheeler is walking a man every other inning and not striking out too many more, and he’s doing it while throwing little beside fastballs. That according to Tim Marchman of the Wall Street Journal who did some digging and found some historical comps for the Mets rookie righthander.
Marchman found 29 comps and according to Pitchf/x data from FanGraphs, even if Wheeler...
With the Mets all but set to activate Justin Turner from the disabled list today before they begin their series with the Atlanta Braves, many believed that reliever Gonzalez Germen would get the heave-ho. No way…
Little was made of the rookie reliever when the Mets tabbed him to provide a fresh arm for worn-out bullpen and nobody expected his stay to last long. That is until he...
The Binghamton Mets matched a season-high with 15 hits and Jenrry Mejia struck out eight over six innings in a 10-2 victory over the New Britain Rock Cats on Saturday night at New Britain Stadium. Cesar Puello doubled twice and drove in three runs to lead a B-Mets offensive attack that saw every player collect at least one hit.
Mejia had a two-run cushion before he even threw his...
No self-respecting Phillies fan wants to be made a fool by someone in a Mets jersey. So, when one fan was put to the test Saturday, he didn’t look foolish — he looked awesome.
In the bottom of the first inning, Anthony Recker came up to the plate for New York, but his bat refused stay with in his hands. He took a hack, and his bat soared into the crowd. It bounced off the...
Why do Met fans shake their fists and groan when Tom Glavine’s name is mentioned? What did he do to deserve an eternal banishment to the club’s dog-house? What happened to turn this 300-game winner into a target of scorn?
Tom Glavine signed a 4-year $42.5 million dollar deal with the New York Mets in 2003. He pitched for the team from 2003-2007.
In 2003, he went...
Justin Turner is likely to return to the Mets for the start of their series against the Braves on Monday, manager Terry Collins said Friday.
The #Mets are waiting to activate Turner from the DL so they can keep an extra reliever. That's turning out to be a really good decision.
— Chris Iseman (@chris_iseman) July 20, 2013
Because New York had to use its relievers so much...
The renaissance season of Marlon Byrd is likely to finish where it started, as a member of the New York Mets. Despite the presumption that there may be considerable interest from contenders in the near future, the Mets are now telling inquiring teams that Byrd will not be traded unless they receive an offer they can't refuse.
Citing the importance of remaining competitive...
I give you a pitcher. He’s a skinny 6’4” righty from Deleon Springs, FL. He went to Stetson University and as of today he’s 25 years old. He happened to be a 9th round pick in the 2010 draft and spent 2011 on the shelf with Tommy John surgery.
What if I were to tell you now that he’s pitching in AAA… WELL and that he has the stuff you’d usually consider in the...
Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets
RHP Julio Teheran (7-5, 3.35) vs. RHP Dillon Gee (7-7, 4.32)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
John Buck – C
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Dillon Gee – RHP
RF Marlon Byrd continued his red-hot hitting Sunday by going 2-for-4 with...
Whether he stays with the Mets for the duration of the season (perhaps maybe even beyond) or being part of deal to bring in some prospects, David Aardsma has once again become a valued commodity in the major leagues.
Aardsma put together another fine outing in the Mets’ 13-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. While Jeremy Hefner struggled mightily on this night...
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