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I have always been dubious about Bobby Parnell. Despite the electric fastball, he’s struggled with his command, control and composure on the mound. I always felt that Parnell had the most hittable 98-mph fastball in the history of the game. I personally was ready to give up on him last year, and suggested it was time to move on since he was due a hefty arbitration pay raise in the near future. It turns out I may have been hasty in writing Parnell off.
Prior to this year his stats backed up my assertion. His career 1.45 WHIP was anything but lockdown. Despite a brief cameo as the closer in 2011 that produced six saves, he didn’t look comfortable in the role. Something happened, however, when he took over the closer role last September: Parnell started to pitch effectively. He didn’t strike out batters at an elite clip, but he did enough to save three games, post a 0.933 WHIP and an ERA of 0.60. At the very least it was an encouraging sign.
He came into this year as the closer by defa...
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With the MLB Draft only 8 days away, it’s that time of year to start looking at potential draft targets for the New York Mets. I find the Rule 4 MLB Draft one of the most interesting drafts to preview because of the fact that it involves both High School and College aged players together.
Like most other sports, scout’s perspectives on prospects are always changing. As a result...
Assuming the Mets play tonight, Ike Davis will bat in the eighth slot. Terry Collins didn’t give a good explanation for the drop in the order, simply saying he wanted to get Marlon Byrd in the game and separate his lefty hitters. Of course, he could do that without dropping Davis.
However, the only thing lower than batting eighth is Triple-A Las Vegas, but the Mets don’t want...
If there is one thing that rivals often want to make their hated counter-part do it is make them pay. It doesn't matter if they won last time you played or if you did. They are your rival, and just because they are who you think they are (right Dennis Green?) they must pay.
During the three game series with the Yankees (May 28-30) that is just what the Mets are planning on...
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Monday #Mets vs #Yankees:Tejada-6Murphy-4Wright-5Duda-7Buck-2Ankiel-8Davis-3Baxter-9Niese-1
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) May 27, 2013
#Yankees lineup vs Mets: Gardner CF, Nix SS, Cano 2B, Wells LF, Adams 3B, Ichiro RF, Overbay 1B, Stewart C, Hughes P #SubwaySeries
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 27, 2013
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Editors Note: An e-mail was received by The Daily Stache this morning at just before 3 AM with us being asked to post this and we agreed. I have been calling out different beat writers for their stupidity this season and now someone wants to go even farther. He calls himself the “Mong Slayer” and this is his Manifesto.
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The first of four games versus the Yankees this season, with all four games played consecutively. Game time is 7:10 PM.
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2013 Subway Series.
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That is yuck, yikes and gross.
Add on this little historic fact about last night, and you might literally barf:
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