Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 12/7/12
Lost amid the news of David Wright re-signing with the Mets and the team publicly shopping R.A. Dickey harder than any player in recent memory was this nugget tweeted by Joel Sherman of the New York Post: The Mets are kicking the tires on Manny Parra. If you don’t recognize the name, there are two things you need to know about Parra. One he is a lefty reliever. And two, he’s terrible. So it makes perfect sense in a Terry Collins kind of way that the Mets are interested in him. There were 103 LHP in the majors last year who made 90 percent or more of their appearances out of the bullpen. Care to guess where Parra ranked in that group in bWAR? Parra brought up the rear with a (-0.9) bWAR. That’s right – he was the worst lefty reliever in baseball last year and the Mets think he’s worth something. Now, it’s never easy to be the worst at something. But when your peer group is lefty relievers – one of the areas in baseball which invites mediocrity – to be the worst is truly sp...
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