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The Case For Keeping Bobby Parnell
Recently, a quick Google search of “Bobby Parnell trade” will bring you links to dozens of people calling for Parnell to be shopped for young outfield help, in particular Nick Castellanos of the Tigers. The cases for dealing Parnell usually include one or more of the following arguments; am I the only one who doesn’t really find any of these compelling?
Argument #1: Parnell is having an odd, fluky, career year and will never see this success again!
Yes, it’s true that Parnell struggled in the closer role in 2012 as well as 2011. It’s true that during those seasons he was 13/24 in save opportunities, a feeble 54.2% conversion rate. But what’s also true is this: if you’ve watched him pitch prior to this year and this year, he’s not the same pitcher. What’s also true is that in neither of those seasons was he the closer to begin the year (K-Rod was in 2011, Francisco in 2012).
Parnell is 14/17 so far in his first full season with the job, and has been...
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Jerry Seinfeld was not just a big New York Mets fan in “Seinfeld.” The actor/comedian loves the Mets in real life, and he was not in a joking mood after the events that took place at the All-Star Game at Citi Field on Tuesday night. Seinfeld, who actually named his dog after a former Mets player, [...]
So in yesterday’s MiLB Report, Adam Rubin noted that Wilmer Flores would miss the Triple-A All-Star game with an ankle injury — but the injury itself is considered to be minor. It’s bad timing for Flores, but his longterm health is more important than one exhibition game. One of the things that might have went by the boards in the report, however, was this…
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...
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Mets phenom Matt Harvey is living the dream in his first full season in the majors, starting the All-Star Game in front of the hometown fans and dating a supermodel. So why not shoot for the moon?
Harvey said he wants to have Derek Jeter's life, especially his love life, and have "the best apartment in the city" when he gets "that $200 million contract."...
When the New York Mets broke camp this spring, they did so with a myriad of questions for manager Terry Collins. That’s not surprising considering the Opening Day roster featured only nine players from the 2012 first-game roster.
I broke the questions down to pitching and position players, limiting each category to just five questions. So, let’s go back and address each question...
Let’s be realistic, half a season worth of Marlon Byrd is not going cause a contending team to part with a top prospect. Buster Olney pretty much hit the nail on the head with this tweet last week:
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If Byrd’s performance to date hasn’t caused other teams to view him as a ‘difference maker’, then it makes sense that the Mets front...
Phillies (48-48) vs. Mets (41-50)
RHP Kyle Kendrick (8-6, 3.68) vs RHP Jeremy Hefner (4-6, 3.33)
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
Jeremy Hefner, rhp
Infielder Justin Turner (intercostal strain) will not be activated for Friday’s game and will instead...
With the All-Star break’s two days of horror almost over (The two days without baseball after the ASG really suck), I decided to do a little research.
The Home Run Derby on Monday had home runs land in places I thought were impossible. Prince Fielder nearly cleared the Pepsi Porch while Yoenis Cespedes peppered the 3rd deck in LF.
So I began to wonder about what exactly were the...
Matt Harvey recently sat down with David Amsden of Men’s Journal to discuss how amazin’ it is being Matt Harvey.
When the article leaked Harvey caught some backlash for coming off cocky and a poor role model. Harvey even sent out a disclaimer about being taken out of context.
It really sucks how words get used and completely taken out of context.
— Matt Harvey (@MattHarvey33...
Philadelphia Phillies (48-48) @ New York Mets (41-50)Pitching Match-Ups:Friday, 7:10 - KK vs. Jeremy HefnerSaturday, 1:10 - Cole Hamels vs. Zack "Not Chris" WheelerSunday, 1:10 - Cliff Lee vs. Matt Harvey Mets Bats: R - 376 (19th)AVG - .235 (28th)OPS - .680 (28th)Their offense is horrible, but have managed to outscore the Phillies, despite playing 5 fewer games. Marlon...