Found July 19, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Disclaimer: I am not necessarily in favor of trading Bobby Parnell, but since there’s a recent post for the opposite side of this argument, I figured I could play a little devil’s advocate. Bobby Parnell is arguably one of the hottest names on the back-end relief market right now. He hasn’t allowed a home run all year, his WHIP is under 1.00, and his ERA sits at 2.30 with 17 saves. In his first full year as the Mets closer, Parnell has more than lived up to the task, despite what his 5-4 record might say. Proficient late-inning relievers are always a hot commodity in the second half of July because contending teams could always use an extra arm, for the 7th, 8th, or even 9th inning. Very few people seriously think that the Mets will trade Parnell, but here are a few reasons as to why it might be a good move. His Age If Bobby Parnell were a few years younger, then there would be no conversation. However, he’s 28, turning 29 in September, having his career year. Typically, this age ra...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Jerry Seinfeld rips New York Mets fans for booing during All-Star Game

Jerry Seinfeld was not just a big New York Mets fan in “Seinfeld.” The actor/comedian loves the Mets in real life, and he was not in a joking mood after the events that took place at the All-Star Game at Citi Field on Tuesday night. Seinfeld, who actually named his dog after a former Mets player, [...]

Flores Working Hard To Prove Doubters Wrong On Defense

So in yesterday’s MiLB Report, Adam Rubin noted that Wilmer Flores would miss the Triple-A All-Star game with an ankle injury — but the injury itself is considered to be minor. It’s bad timing for Flores, but his longterm health is more important than one exhibition game. One of the things that might have went by the boards in the report, however, was this… After primarily...

Zack Wheeler Tries To Get Mets On-Track

Well, so much for that fast start out of the second-half gate for the New York Mets. That great ERA Jeremy Hefner was sporting going into the game? Not so much anymore. The Phillies nailed him for eight runs on ten hits. The carnage was accumulated over 63 pitches, 38 of them in the first inning. HEFNER: Hammered by Phils, again. (AP) The first inning and the Phillies have not been...

Mets fans and the case against Tom Glavine

Why do Met fans shake their fists and groan when Tom Glavine’s name is mentioned?  What did he do to deserve an eternal banishment to the club’s dog-house? What happened to turn this 300-game winner into a target of scorn? THE FACTS: Tom Glavine signed a 4-year $42.5 million dollar deal with the New York Mets in 2003.  He pitched for the team from 2003-2007. In 2003, he went...

Phillies Fan Uses Impeccable Reflexes to Grab Anthony Recker’s Flying Bat, Doesn’t Spill Beer in Process (Video)

No self-respecting Phillies fan wants to be made a fool by someone in a Mets jersey. So, when one fan was put to the test Saturday, he didn’t look foolish — he looked awesome. In the bottom of the first inning, Anthony Recker came up to the plate for New York, but his bat refused stay with in his hands. He took a hack, and his bat soared into the crowd. It bounced off the...

New York Mets are asking for considerable talent in exchange for Marlon Byrd

The renaissance season of Marlon Byrd is likely to finish where it started, as a member of the New York Mets. Despite the presumption that there may be considerable interest from contenders in the near future, the Mets are now telling inquiring teams that Byrd will not be traded unless they receive an offer they can't refuse. Citing the importance of remaining competitive...

#MetsTwitterRecap: And You Said You Missed Baseball…

View the story “#MetsTwitterRecap: ” on Storify The post #MetsTwitterRecap: And You Said You Missed Baseball… appeared first on The Daily Stache.

Harvey wants to have life like Jeter

Mets phenom Matt Harvey is living the dream in his first full season in the majors, starting the All-Star Game in front of the hometown fans and dating a supermodel. So why not shoot for the moon? Harvey said he wants to have Derek Jeter's life, especially his love life, and have "the best apartment in the city" when he gets "that $200 million contract."...

David Aardsma: A valuable commodity

Whether he stays with the Mets for the duration of the season (perhaps maybe even beyond) or being part of deal to bring in some prospects, David Aardsma has once again become a valued commodity in the major leagues. Aardsma put together another fine outing in the Mets’ 13-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. While Jeremy Hefner struggled mightily on this night...

Holding onto Marlon Byrd makes sense….sorta

Let’s be realistic, half a season worth of Marlon Byrd is not going cause a contending team to part with a top prospect.  Buster Olney pretty much hit the nail on the head with this tweet last week: There was a problem connecting to Twitter. If Byrd’s performance to date hasn’t caused other teams to view him as a ‘difference maker’, then it makes sense that the Mets front...

Phillies vs Mets: Onward and Upward For The Amazins

Phillies (48-48) vs. Mets (41-50) RHP Kyle Kendrick (8-6, 3.68) vs RHP Jeremy Hefner (4-6, 3.33)  Starting Lineup Eric Young Jr., lf Daniel Murphy, 2b David Wright, 3b Marlon Byrd, rf Ike Davis, 1b John Buck, c Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf Omar Quintanilla, ss Jeremy Hefner, rhp Infielder Justin Turner (intercostal strain) will not be activated for Friday’s game and will instead...

The Five Longest Mets Home Runs At Citi Field

With the All-Star break’s two days of horror almost over (The two days without baseball after the ASG really suck), I decided to do a little research. The Home Run Derby on Monday had home runs land in places I thought were impossible. Prince Fielder nearly cleared the Pepsi Porch while Yoenis Cespedes peppered the 3rd deck in LF. So I began to wonder about what exactly were the...

Matt Harvey Is Having A Great Time Being Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey recently sat down with David Amsden of Men’s Journal to discuss how amazin’ it is being Matt Harvey. When the article leaked Harvey caught some backlash for coming off cocky and a poor role model.  Harvey even sent out a disclaimer about being taken out of context.   It really sucks how words get used and completely taken out of context. — Matt Harvey (@MattHarvey33...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.