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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported this morning that several teams have called the New York Mets with serious interest in dealing for reliever Bobby Parnell.
Parnell has bounced back after struggling last season and has mostly pitched in the 6-8 innings this season after a failed attempt at closing in 2011. He currently has 2.84 ERA in 12 2/3 innings pitched with a 1.263 WHIP. He has an impressive 16 strikeouts against just two walks this season.
The likelihood that Parnell gets dealt are pretty slim unless the Mets get blown away. He is currently the most reliable reliever in an otherwise lackluster pen.
There may even be a chance that Parnell will get some save opportunities if Frank Francisco and Jon Rauch don’t get themselves into a good groove soon.
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The New York Mets won Sunday’s rubber-match game with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon but lost their starting shortstop, Ruben Tejada, to a right quad injury in the process. Tejada was attempting to bunt for a hit in the fourth inning with the Mets up two runs and was successful…..sorta. The young shortstop seemed to tweak something while running down the line...
The Mets on Friday announced that Batista will take Chris Schwinden's place in the rotation. Batista will be available out of the bullpen throughout this weekend, before starting Tuesday's game in Philadelphia.
That could last for any number of starts, with manager Terry Collins indicating he would like for Batista to stay in that role at least until Chris Young...
I like Chris Schwinden and think with patience he could be a back-end starter or AAAA backup for most teams. However if the Mets are going to try and stay relevant in the NL East and in the 2012 season they cannot continue to toss Chris out there every 5th day… at least not with the general quality of our other four starters. So is there a solution externally or internally...
Mets LF Jason Bay, who is eligible to come off the DL this week, is still a long way off from returning to the Mets lineup.
Mets manager Terry Collins said, "The other day his ribs were still pretty sore when he laughs or coughs." Collins further said that Bay will not come off the DL "for awhile."
Chris Young is scheduled to make a start in PSL on...
In response to an MMO Ask Petey mailbag question, we came across some yet to be reported information regarding the status of Mets’ 2009 top draft pick, left-handed starting pitcher Steve Matz.
Our first question this time is from Ben M, who writes:
Ben M: On January 18, 2012, MMO did an interview with Steven Matz, who at the time was optimistic about his recovery and return...
Today, Mets outfield prospect Travis Taijeron was named the South Atlantic League’s Player of the Week.
The Mets’ 18th-round pick last June, Taijeron has been a run-producing machine for the Sand Gnats. The 23-year-old outfielder homered twice, doubled and drove in five runs at Lexington on Monday, went deep again Wednesday, then ripped off three straight three-hit games while extending...
In eleven save opportunities, the Mets bullpen now has five blown saves. That’s not a typo – Five blown saves to go with six saves for the season so far.
Every time that bullpen gate opens, no matter who emerges from it, the odds that they will protect any size lead is a little bit better than 50/50.
A revamped bullpen you say?
The Mets saw fit to expend 75% of their available...
Former pickle factory worker, postal clerk and poet Charles Bukowski once remarked:
”The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”
I think it takes some confidence to start a blog, put your real name on your opinions, allow others to share their thoughts on your ramblings and do it year after year...
Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 29 :
The Mets have won two in a row following a season-high four game losing streak.
RUBEN TEJADA: Left yesterday’s game with strained right quad...He underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special...
The New York Mets (16-13) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (14-16) tonight behind the most unlikely of circumstance. In a game in which everything that could have gone wrong, didn't, the Mets overcame a two-run deficit against Roy Halladay, came out on the right side of two key defensive plays and escaped two consecutive jams all before Jordany Valdespin delivered a pinch-hit...
The Mets have a good chance to beat up on the Phillies as they head to there band box, I mean ballpark tonight for the start of a 3 game set in the city of brotherly love. Side bar…who finds that handle odd? OK back to the Mets and what happened yesterday.
If you didn’t get a chance to watch the Mets/Dback afternoon game with dickey and his Knuckle ball , you missed a...
In what could be called a rather dumb move, I boldly told Twitter that if Mike Nickeas saved/won this game I would “eat his glove…with salt”. Welp…pass the salt, folks. While Nickeas may not have driven in the winning runs (I’ll get to that in a bit), he was a vital part of the Mets’ 8th inning rally that broke the tie-that-wouldn’t-die.
It wouldn’t come without...
According to Fox Sports, Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada appeared set for the disabled list after negative MRI exam results on the strained right quadriceps he suffered Sunday, a team source told the New York Post.
Tejada will be further examined Monday but was regarded as "very likely" to be sidelined, the source said.
Tejada's spike caught in the clay as he legged...
Here at Mets360 we write about the team every day and we do it without access to the players. This has its advantages and disadvantages and it is silly to pretend otherwise. Having first-hand quotes gives stories a legitimacy that they would not have otherwise and frequently there is value to the insight given by players.
But we do not have to play favorites nor hope that player...
Arizona Diamondbacks (14-13) at New York Mets (13-13) 4:05 PM ET
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P. Corbin (L) 1 1-0 4.765.21-04.764/30@MIAW5.2831-05.24.76
J. Santana (L) 5 0-2 2.256.10-11.084/29@COLND6.0200-114.03.21
Since an awful performance against the Braves on April 17, New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana...