Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/5/13
Updated by Joe D. on 7/5 Updating this debut post by our newest addition Rob Costello, there’s this recent tweet by Ken Rosenthal who says that a team source told him that the Mets would need to be blown away to trade Bobby Parnell by this year’s trade deadline. That would make perfect sense and the reasons are outlined quite nicely by Rob below. This whole notion of trading our first homegrown closer since Randy Myers has always been ridiculous to me. Of course, no player should be untouchable (except for Matt Harvey), but for a team whose had the worst bullpen in baseball over the span of three years, Parnell isn’t someone you trade, he’s the piece you build around. Original Post 7/2 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
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