Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 3/3/13
New York Mets manager Terry Collins told WFAN’s Mike Francesa that he does not “think Frank [Francisco] is going to be ready for Opening Day” and it will be Bobby Parnells job to “run with.” #bbpBox_307633350565318656 a { text-decoration:none; color:#009999; }#bbpBox_307633350565318656 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Also in that interview on WFAN, Collins said he doesn’t expect Frank Francisco to be ready for Opening Day. #mets March 1, 2013 6:28 pm via webReplyRetweetFavorite @jorgeccastillo Jorge Castillo #bbpBox_301691704384307200 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_301691704384307200 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Terry Collins called Bobby Parnell last night to tell him he’d be the closer if Frank Francisco wasn’t ready for the season. #mets February 13, 2013 8:58 am via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite @AdamRubinESPN Adam Rubin Photo taken by Michael Baron Even before this report it was clear that heading into the Spring the Mets had no plans to bet on Francisco staying healthy this season. Once again, the Mets will turn to Bobby Parnell.  Parnell struggled closing for New York last year when Francisco was out, converting just 7 of 12 save chances. He did, however, convert his last 5 opportunities and his ERA from July 22nd through the end of the season was a remarkable 1.45 (31 IP, 5 ER, 22 K’s).  In his first save opportunity of the spring, Bobby tossed a scoreless ninth inning to close out the Mets 5-3 win over the Nationals on Saturday. So, maybe there’s hope once again that Parnell figured something out during his strong finish, but one thing is for certain, if ever he’s going to put it all together, the time is now!    
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