Found June 12, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Bobby Parnell is an enigma… He’s got the one thing you crave in closer a rocket for an arm. Consistently checking in at 99 mph and frequently topping 100, you would think the Mets had themselves someone they could rely on to step into the eighth or ninth innings to finish off the opposition and secure a win for the Mets. But Parnell has been anything but a sure thing and the source for much angst and gnashing of the teeth. Have you ever seen a lousier conversion rate than this before? That’s less than a 33% conversion rate for his career and he has yet to maintain any lead that Terry Collins has handed him so far this season, and yet the Mets manager keeps trotting him out there hoping that he’ll somehow get a different result. There’s some one-hundred year old quote about this kind of behavior by Collins – something to do with insanity or the like – I’m sure one of you knows what it is… It’s obvious that Parnell doesn’t have the stomach for the setup or closer role, I’ve mention

Bobby Parnell’s ugly outings highlight the need for Mejia in the pen

It was a weekend to forget for most on the Mets and Bobby Parnell is among those who would like to erase the games from both his memory and his stat line. Parnell pitched in the last two games of the series and gave up runs in both outings. His line for the two games: 1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR and a blown save. The last two games were just a continuation of a recent stretch...

MMO Fair Or Foul: Forget Triple-A, Promote Zack Wheeler To The Mets Now

Hey, I haven’t done of these in a while, but after I read something over at ESPN New York this morning, I just knew it was time for a new edition of MMO Fair or Foul… Each week, ESPN senior baseball editor Matt Meyers and Mets blogger Mark Simon convene to discuss the upcoming week for the Mets. I think you’re going to find today’s discussion kind of interesting. Check...

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Mets Card of the Week: 2012 Johan Santana

2012 TOPPS ARCHIVES JOHAN SANTANA Seeing the square-shouldered Johan Santana on this 1971 Topps card explains everything. I realize now that the whole Madoff affair was just a smokescreen. The Wilpons have actually been flush with cash all along, but they were diverting funds in the service of a special project. The project? Send the rehabilitating Santana back in time to break...

Mets Farm Report: Vaughn Slugs 12th Homer, Den Dekker Leads League In Everything

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Prospect Pulse: RHP Collin McHugh Being Promoted To Buffalo On Monday?

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Pre-game: Mets (33-29) at Tampa Bay Rays (35-26)

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Subway Series – Always A No-Win Situation For The Mets

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There are still plenty of games left in the season

This weekend was brutal. There’s no way around that. It looks like Terry Collins made the wrong move pitching Johan Santana on two days of extra rest. But, I can’t really criticize the move that much because at the time I truly believed that Collins made the right move. I was wrong. He was wrong. So Friday night, the Mets pitching was terrible and their hitting was awful too...

Price struggles, Rays shut down by Dickey

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- R.A. Dickey allowed only an infield single during his second career one-hitter and broke the New York Mets' record for consecutive scoreless innings in a 9-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night. Dickey (10-1) became the first 10-game winner in the major leagues and ran his career-best shutout streak to 32 2-3 innings before yielding...

Mets' Dickey wins 10th with 1-hitter

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Game Preview: Mets @ Rays

A lot of people deal with stress and hard times at work the same way, they go on vacation. Popular vacation spot in the Summer? Florida. So the Mets are going down south for three days in an attempt to get their season back on track. A week ago the Mets were one of the best teams in baseball. After last week, that feeling has evaporated. As quickly as that feeling disappeared, I’m...

What’s on my mind: A little bit of draft, Santana’s no-hitter and gaming

Last week, the MLB held another edition of the June Amateur Draft, and the most relevant story was that Mark Appel didn't get drafted until the 7th pick when most people thought he was going to be the first pick overall. The first pick instead was shortstop Carlos Correa from Puerto Rico. Now, the Pirates and Appel, who is being advised by Scott Boras face a complicated situation...
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