Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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
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