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The New York Mets are finally showing signs of life to the point where their rebuilding plan could be believable. So, what should their next step be? Hmmm, according to some they should trade Bobby Parnell.
Unless they are offered a knockout package – that would include the likes of Jackie Bradley – they should hang tight to Parnell.
PARNELL: Keep him.
Because of the save rule, which needs to be modified, the save is undervalued and the stock argument is a closer can always be found.
If that is the case, tell it to the Tigers and Red Sox. Tell it to the Yankees, who, if they haven’t already, will admit to being spoiled after Mariano Rivera retires.
Dave Robertson is the one who will slide into the ninth-inning role for the Yankees next year. But, he will learn there’s a vast difference between being the set-up man and THE MAN. There’s something about the ninth inning with no safety net that changes your perspective. It’s not as simple as measuring the basket in Hoosiers and discover...
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Bobby Parnell hasn’t been pitching long. As he puts it, he “played a position” when he was little, and hit the mound for the first time in college. Because he threw hard, he kept climbing that mound for three years, was drafted, shuttled through the Mets minor league system, and plunked into his role as a late-game reliever in New York.
Some things — like that gas — stayed...
There is a likeable quality to New York Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner. He’s modest and unassuming, and has been stand-up in the bad times.
However, recently it’s been good times for Hefner, Friday’s starter in Pittsburgh, who will be trying for his eighth straight strong outing. Hefner is coming off a one-run performance in seven innings last weekend in Milwaukee. Hefner has 12...
The New York Mets are in the most envious of positions for the sellers of Major League Baseball; they have a plan. New York is sticking to its rebuilding plan and with the emergence of starters like Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey and the long-term signing of franchise player, David Wright, the Mets have light at the end of a dismal tunnel.
In the next couple of years the Mets could...
Andy Martino of the Daily News, spoke to a person with direct knowledge of the team’s thinking who said that the Mets are more likely to keep Marlon Byrd this summer, rather than trade him before the Trade Deadline on July 31.
We can debate the pros and cons of that, but I want to discuss Byrd in a different context for now.
When you think about a player that deserves to be MLB...
The New York Mets are facing backlash from an American Indian organization after altering plans for an event later this month meant to celebrate Native American heritage.
According to the New York Times , the Mets approached a New York-based non-profit called the American Indian Community House about helping to organize a Native American Heritage Day at Citi Field. The groups picked...
The Mets went out to San Francisco and swept the Giants for the first time in forever. This is on the heels of taking two-of-three from the Brewers in Milwaukee. That came after a seven-game homestand which saw the team go 3-4. And before that was the thought-to-be-grueling 11-game swing through Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago and Colorado. They went 7-4 and could just as easily...
As the trade deadline nears, the debate grows more intense every day as to the approach the Mets should take with respect to their more marketable players. Should they approach next year with an expectation to contend and hold on to all key components of what appears to be a newly energized roster? Or should they be taking a hard look at the big picture for holes yet to be filled...
New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates
RHP Jeremy Hefner (4-6, 3.39) vs RHP Charlie Morton (1-2, 3.38)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF
Anthony Recker – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Jeremy Hefner – RHP
Terry Collins decided to bench John Buck in tonight’s series...
In an interview with Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, Tom Seaver said that he will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the 2013 All-Star Game to be held at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 16. Awesome!
The Mets’ “Franchise” wants you to know he’ll be up to the task of delivering that first pitch Tuesday night — the full 60 feet, six inches. But more than that,...
While conducting an in-dugout interview on Tuesday during the New York Mets-San Francisco Giants tilt at AT&T Park with SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt, Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner was on the receiving end of some phenomenal shenanigans courtesy of a few of his teammates. LaTroy Hawkins engaged in some background silliness, but the star of the sideshow [...]The post Jeremy Hefner victimized...
Former-Met Scott Hairston was dealt on Monday to the Washington Nationals after struggling mightily with the Cubs in 2013. While in hot pursuit of free agent outfielder Michael Bourn, Chicago swept Hairston out from under the feet of the Amazin’s front office, forcing Sandy’s “What Outfield?” Mets into the spotlight. Many, myself included, criticized Alderson for allowing...
Come on guys. Let’s win a series before the break. Stop losing ground. Stop the slide. Give everyone some hope going into the All Star Break. The mood is too gloomy for my liking. Just a little dash of positivity. Maybe that little bit will help clear up the case of PTSD Pirates fans are…