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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 Will Miss 2014 Season, Decides To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets closer Bobby Parnell has elected to have Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow. Parnell appeared in just one game for the Mets this season. The result was a blown save on Opening Day– a game in which his velocity was well below his career norm. The following day the Mets sent their closer to have his elbow examined, and doctors...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Closer Bobby Parnell Out

The New York Mets had the lead in the 9th inning of yesterday's home opener against the Washington Nationals.  Closer Bobby Parnell came in for the save, his first apperance since July 30th of last season, and ended up blowing the save.  Today the Mets announced Parnell has a partial tear in his elbow and will be shut down for 2 weeks, minimum.  Bobby Parnell, who blew a save...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
April 01, 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

New York Mets: success will depend on the bullpen

While it is true that the New York Mets have made strides in recent years to build up their roster through prospects, trades and free agency. However, one area that has not been addressed is the bullpen. Typically the bullpen is populated by journeymen veterans on one-year contracts, like Jon Rauch and LaTroy Hawkins, or by unproven and ineffective young arms, like Josh Edgin. In...
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

When Should We Be Worried About Bobby Parnell?

Bobby Parnell chose to push back his scheduled bullpen session today in Port Saint Lucie.  This according to a report by ESPN's Adam Rubin.  Parnell was two days removed from a 35 pitch bullpen session, his lengthiest since surgery, and decided another day of rest would benefit him.The cancelled session didn't alarm team pitching coach, Dan Warthen, who told Rubin that...
Via Effing Mets
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking back at Bobby Parnell’s season

Well, it seems all but apparent that Bobby Parnell’s fine season will be coming to an end this month. According to MetsBlog, Parnell is not even close to resuming any baseball-related activities. Parnell was placed on the DL on August 6 with a neck injury. He had an epidural shot to alleviate the pain, but so far it has not worked. Parnell is going to get another shot soon and...
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets’ Bobby Parnell Faces Surgery

The New York Mets aren’t ready to say it yet, but there’s a good chance Bobby Parnell’s breakthrough season might be broken down. Parnell has a herniated disk in his neck that could require surgery is  a pair of epidurals don’t work. PARNELL: Surgery possible. Parnell had an epidural Monday and could receive another in a week. Surgery could be the next option if they don’t...
Via New York Mets Report
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell May Need Surgery, Time For Mets To Bring Up Jeff Walters

Bobby Parnell has officially been placed on the disabled list with continued neck discomfort, a day after receiving an anti-inflammatory injection at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Sandy Alderson suggested surgery ultimately may be required, according to Adam Rubin. “He had a series of injections last week. He had an epidural yesterday. And so right now we’re simply evaluating...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Pros and Cons of Trading Bobby Parnell

One of the most overlooked developments of the 2013 season has been Bobby Parnell emerging as a rock solid closer. Parnell has had his ups and downs as a Met, but he has finally managed to put it all together in one season. As of right now he has 22 saves and a 2.16 ERA. With the trade deadline on the horizon, Parnell’s name has been swirled around as a potential candidate to be...
Via The Daily Stache
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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