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Mets Updates: Spring Training Edition

It’s that time of the year when pitchers and catchers report to spring training in order to get ready for the 2015 season. Updates from Mets camp: 1. We all know that Matt Harvey is coming back from Tommy John surgery and will face batters in the near future for the first time, but Bobby Parnell will be a few days behind him. Parnell is expected to throw one more bullpen season...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No Reason For Mets To Rush Parnell

There have been reports Bobby Parnell will regain his closer role when he’s activated from the disabled list roughly a month into the season. Parnell told reporters today in Port St. Lucie, “the ultimate goal when I go up there is to close.’’ PARNELL: Treat with kid gloves. (AP) Although manager Terry Collins previously indicated that possibility, Parnell said he’s been...
Via New York Mets Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Parnell to begin season on DL

In an announcement that surprised no one, the New York Mets officially stated that closer Bobby Parnell will likely begin the season on the disabled list. Parnell tore a ligament in his elbow on Opening Day last season and required Tommy John surgery. Typical recovery takes about 12 months. Based on that projection, Parnell should be ready to go by May. Bobby Parnell’s return...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell expects to regain Mets' closer job

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Bobby Parnell expects to regain his job as the New York Mets' closer once his elbow has recovered from ligament-replacement surgery. Parnell was ineffective in last year's opener, then had surgery April 8. He expects to start this season on the disabled list. Parnell was 5-5 with a 2.16 ERA and 22 saves in 26 chances two years ago. In his lone outing last...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

PSL Notes: Parnell May Only Miss 2-3 Weeks

According to what a team source told ESPN New York, while closer Bobby Parnell is due to open the season on the disabled list, he does not believe the absence would be lengthy. “I would think two to three weeks,” said the source about the absence from Opening Day, while cautioning that time frame is far from certain. Parnell underwent Tommy John surgery on April 8 and has...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets’ Bobby Parnell rightful closer in 2015

The New York Mets and Bobby Parnell avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.7 million contract on Wednesday, Jan. 7, per ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin. Parnell, 30, was limited to one game in 2014 before undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery. He is not expected to be ready for Opening Day. But when Parnell is ready, Terry Collins has asserted the closer’s job is...
Via Around Citi
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Piazza falls short of Cooperstown again

In his third year on the ballot, Mike Piazza once again fell short of the required votes to earn election to the MLB Hall of Fame. Perhaps a result of a loaded ballot and many qualified candidates, Piazza was around 30 votes short of the needed threshold. In the end, the best offensive catcher in MLB history earned 69.9% of the vote, enough to give him the highest percentage above...
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Avoid Arbitration With Bobby Parnell

The Mets announced they have avoided arbitration with reliever Bobby Parnell and agreed to a contract for the 2015 season. Adam Rubin reports that Parnell will get the same $3.7 million he earned last season. Parnell, 30, underwent Tommy John surgery last April and is expected to return to action in mid April or early May according to Sandy Alderson. Terry Collins has said repeatedly...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

What do the New York Mets do when Bobby Parnell returns?

Here’s an interesting situation: It’s Spring Training 2015 and closer Bobby Parnell has fully healed from Tommy John surgery. After pitching in just one major league game in the last season and a half Parnell is looking to reclaim the closer’s role that was rightfully his last season. But there’s a problem. Starter-turned-reliever Jenrry Mejia took the closer’s role job...
Via NYMetsLife
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Parnell Blows His First Save, Fastball Had No Movement

March 31 It was a rough Opening Day for closer Bobby Parnell who blew his first save opportunity of the season when he allowed the Nationals to tie the game with a ninth inning run. Parnell was sitting mostly between 89-91 mph with his fastball, but did touch 92 twice among his 25 pitches thrown. His decreased velocity is a far departure from the 96-100 mph fastballs we’ve come...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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