Parnell Shutdown With Forearm Soreness

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, closer Bobby Parnell had his rehab process shut down for a week due to forearm soreness. Rubin says Parnell was checked out by Dr. David Altchek and there was no need for another surgery. Parnell had been struggling during his rehab appearances posting a 10.13 ERA in three relief outings with Single-A St. Lucie. April 22 Mets reliever Bobby...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Think We’ll See Mejia Again

Resiliency is a characteristic of a championship caliber team, and so far it defines the 2015 New York Mets. To date, they have lost for the season Zack Wheeler and Josh Edgin to elbow injuries, and Jenrry Mejia to a drug suspension. They are also without David Wright, Travis d’Arnaud, Vic Black and Bobby Parnell. A little more than two weeks in and the Mets are on their second...
Via New York Mets Report
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reacting to Familia saving over Parnell

Earlier this week, New York Mets manager Terry Collins announced that Jeurys Familia will continue to hold the closer’s role for the first few weeks of Bobby Parnell’s return from TJ Surgery. This means that Familia will be holding the closer’s job well into the beginning of the season, and may hold onto it for a long while after that. Both of these two have had success...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell Struggling In Rehab Appearances

Mets reliever Bobby Parnell has made some rehab appearances in his road back from Tommy John surgery. It’s been rough so far. His last appearance came on Tuesday night vs Class A St Lucie. Parnell allowed a run on 2 hits and 2 runs while recording only 2 outs vs Jupiter. He struck out one batter. It was his 3rd rehab appearance for the Florida State League Club. He has a 10.13...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Familia To Remain Closer When Parnell Returns

Jeurys Familia will remain the Mets closer after Bobby Parnell and Vic Black return from their rehab stints, reports MMO’s Clayton Collier from Citi Field. “If Bobby Parnell and Vic Black show up tomorrow, Jeurys Familia will still close,” Terry Collins said in his pre-game media session. Since taking over as the team’s closer, Familia has gone 5-for-5 in save opportunities...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap 4/17: Black and Parnell Throw, Everyone Wins!

Las Vegas 7, Sacramento 4 Matt Reynolds hit a 3-run home run in the top of the 6th to give the Las Vegas 51′s a 4-2 lead and they went on to beat Sacramento 7-4. Reynolds finished 2-4 on the night and is now hitting 7-20 with five RBI over his last five games. Alex Castellanos was also 2-4 on the night and hit a 2-run homer in the 8th inning to extend the 51′s lead. Dilson Herrera...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Who Gets Replaced When Black and Parnell Return?

Adam asks… During the Mets broadcast on Wednesday night, Gary Cohen reported that Vic Black and Bobby Parnell started pitching in rehab games and are getting close to rejoining the Mets bullpen. Which two pitchers will need to go to make room for them? Keep up the great work! Brian replies… Erik Goeddel will probably be the first to get sent down when Black and Parnell return...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell and Vic Black Active For St. Lucie Tonight

Update: Relievers Bobby Parnell and Vic Black are both active and available tonight for the St. Lucie Mets as they take on the Brevard County Manatees in Viera, Florida. 9:00 AM Relief is coming to Mets Land. A Mets bullpen which has been somewhat ravaged by injuries – although you’d never know it judging by it’s excellent performance – will be getting a couple of key members...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell and Vic Black Set to Begin Rehab Assignments

Relief is coming to Mets Land. A Mets bullpen which has been somewhat ravaged by injuries – although you’d never know it judging by it’s excellent performance – will be getting a couple of key members back soon. Bobby Parnell and Vic Black are set to begin minor league rehab assignments with Single-A St. Lucie in the next few days according to Mets GM Sandy Alderson. Parnell...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets pitcher Bobby Parnell ready to begin rehab assignment

The New York Mets may soon be getting back two members of their bullpen. Pitchers Bobby Parnell (Tommy John surgery) and Vic Black are set to begin minor league rehab assignments this weekend. Ideally Parnell would be able to move into the Mets closers role when he returns to the big leagues. Jenrry Meija is currently sidelined with an elbow issue. Parnell has not pitched at the...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Mets Bullpen Updates, Opening Day Projection

Here are four things we learned today about the Mets bullpen and relievers, followed by my opening day projection. 1. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that closer Bobby Parnell could return as soon as mid-April. The Mets initially estimated a May 1 return so this indicates that Parnell is progressing well and ahead of schedule. Parnell is slated to pitch on the minor league side...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Reduced Velocity, Parnell Effective In Second Rehab Appearance

Bobby Parnell continues to make progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. In his second rehab appearance yesterday behind Tradition Field in Port St, Lucie, Parnell pitched one inning, and did not allow a run. Dave Lennon of Newsday analyzed Parnell’s fastball velocity from his appearance using PITCHf/x data. He also included some good quotes from Parnell. “At his peak...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Some good news, some bad news, some pitching news

Last week was busy for the New York Mets, and not in a good way as they were bombarded by injuries. Well, the news never stops, good or bad, so here we’ll have a recap of some news that you may have missed. Good News It’s always good to start with good news, and to be honest the Mets probably needed some. The first bit of good news is that Bobby Parnell saw his first game...
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell Pitched In First Game Since Surgery

Bobby Parnell took a huge step forward in his return from Tommy John surgery and pitched in his first game in nearly a year on Saturday. Parnell threw 20 pitches, 11 of them strikes, and allowed two hits in a minor league intrasquad game in Port St. Lucie, the Mets announced. Parnell has been sidelined with a strained hamstring for most of the spring, but feels good and he reportedly...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Parnell and Black Injury Updates, Wheeler Declines Comment

Closer Bobby Parnell had been scheduled to pitch in a minor-league game today, however he told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that  that plan has been scrapped and instead he’ll throw another bullpen session this morning. “It’s all good,” he told Rubin. Parnell is sidelined with a left hamstring injury. He is expected to begin the season on the disabled list with a possible...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Parnell To Pitch; Lose To Boston

Bobby Parnell will take another step in his return from Tommy John surgery when he is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game Tuesday. Parnell last pitched in a game on Opening Day and underwent surgery April 8. THE BAD NEWS: The Mets announced Zack Wheeler will undergo Tommy John surgery and would be lost for the season. Subsequently, the Mets said Dillon Gee would return to the...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Updates: Duda To Play Sunday, Parnell Still 3-4 Days Away

Adam Rubin is reporting that Mets first baseman Lucas Duda will not make his Grapefruit League debut on Friday as previously reported, but will make his debut on Sunday against the Rays. Duda has been out with an oblique strain, but he has been participating in batting practice since Monday. Bobby Parnell, who strained his left hamstring during fielding practice about a week ago...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Parnell Has Strained Hamstring

Mets closer Bobby Parnell remains sidelined. It was hoped Parnell, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, would return to the mound Wednesday. That return has been delayed indefinitely with a strained left hamstring. Caution is the approach, is what pitching coach Dan Warthen told reporters: “He’s got a little bit of a strain of a hamstring, and we don’t want to take any...
Via New York Mets Report
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

David Wright called out prospect for eating during scrimmage

New York Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard retreated into the clubhouse to enjoy his lunch during an intrasquad scrimmage on Tuesday. The 22-year-old may have just been hungry, but David Wright was quick to remind him that it was not lunch time. Wright felt that Syndergaard should have been in the dugout watching the game...Read More
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Collins Approves of How Wright and Parnell Handled Syndergaard

Manager Terry Collins spoke with Mike Vorkunov of and fully supported the way David Wright handled the situation with top prospect Noah Syndergaard on Tuesday afternoon. “There’s a code of conduct in a professional locker room. Our captain thought it was abused and therefore he took action. I’m on his side. I’m sure there’s a thing that happened on the other side...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets360 2015 projections: Bobby Parnell

Sometimes it seems like fate doesn’t want some people to succeed. Nick Johnson could have been great but each year some random injury would come up and sideline him. Rick Ankiel looked like he was going to be an All-Star pitcher for a decade or more and then his ability to throw strikes just left him. Now it’s fair to wonder if Bobby Parnell will fit in that same category...
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell expects to close? Not so fast

The 2015 New York Mets are a team with increasing expectations. Many who follow the team predict them to end on the cusp of the playoffs. Those outside the organization say the odds are against them right now but as Han Solo once said “never tell me the odds”. The fact is that on paper, they can excel, but playoffs berths aren’t earned on paper. It comes down to what the team...
February 20, 2015  |  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...
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February 18, 2015  |  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...
February 18, 2015  |  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...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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