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...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spring Swagger or Naïveté?

Spring Training comes with its own measure of swagger. Optimism is the size of a grapefruit. Predictions of an October pennant race sound as sweet as a sun-kissed Florida orange. From Florida to Arizona, managers and coaches spew sweet accolades on the crop of prospects and the 30-something coming back from season-ending surgery is once again fresh and productive, while players...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sights and sounds from Port Saint Lucie

Following a rain-shortened day, the New York Mets returned outside to take cuts against pitchers for the first time this spring. Michael Cuddyer, Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and David Wright -“The core four, or whatever”, according to Matt Harvey, is sticking together in camp. The group alternates taking batting practice, and did so against farmhands Erik Goeddel and Cory...
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2 days ago  |  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...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeurys Familia needs to rely on control, deception

The New York Mets’ bullpen will play host to a myriad of superb closer candidates this spring – perhaps none more so than Jeurys Familia. Familia, 25, has the opportunity to step into a closing role this spring while incumbent Bobby Parnell works his way back from Tommy John surgery. The dynamic pitcher’s emergence in 2014 can be attributed to a devastating mix of a 96.2 mph...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Seems Set; Would Include Gee

For the first time in his tenure as Mets’ general manager, Sandy Alderson has his bullpen intact heading into spring training. And, with his rotation also set, the Mets have a sense of pitching comfort they haven’t had since 2006, the last time they made the playoffs. This is good news. Gee: Ticketed for pen. It is paramount a team have a strong bullpen if it remotely has the...
Via New York Mets Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Alderson Jabs Flores; Parnell To Throw; Duda Ailing

If I were Wilmer Flores, I’d be hacked off at GM Sandy Alderson. I wouldn’t be happy being Ruben Tejada, either. Several times Alderson has cracked wise about the Mets’ shortstop situation. The Wall Street Journal reported when Alderson showed up for jury duty he was asked what he did in his free time. Reportedly, Alderson said: “Well, now I’m looking for a shortstop....
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7 days ago  |  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...
11 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
13 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...
13 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Parnell’s Elbow An Issue

Undoubtedly, Bobby Parnell’s surgically repaired elbow will be the central topic when he addresses the media Wednesday morning. When will Parnell, who’s expected to open the season on the disabled list, be ready to dive into spring training? ESPN reported Tuesday it might be up to three weeks, but that’s just speculation at this point. Hopefully, Parnell will shed more light...
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14 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...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Projected 2015 New York Mets bullpen and statistics

The 2015 New York Mets bullpen will feature an exciting group of flame-throwing young pitchers that will support a loaded starting rotation. The following players are tentatively scheduled to comprise the club’s bullpen. Statistics courtesy of Steamer. 1. RHP Bobby Parnell – 65 G, 3.24 ERA, 8.2 K/9, 2.4 BB/9 Terry Collins has appointed Parnell to be the club’s closer upon...
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January 10, 2015  |  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...
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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 and Parnell agree to 1-year, $3.7 million contract

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets and injured closer Bobby Parnell have avoided arbitration and agreed on a one-year, $3.7 million contract, the same salary while he was sidelined for nearly all of last season. The team announced the deal Wednesday. The contract includes a $50,000 bonus if Parnell makes 60 appearances in 2015. The 30-year-old right-hander blew a save on opening day...
Via AP on Fox
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

In Closing: Thoughts On Bobby Parnell and Jenrry Mejia

Among the things I find puzzling with manager Terry Collins is his propensity for making announcements without all the facts. Most recently, he said Bobby Parnell will be next season’s closer, this despite not pitching last season and nobody knowing for sure his physical status. With Parnell shelved, Jenrry Mejia took over as closer and saved 28 games. Incidentally, Parnell...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mejia Not Upset About Collins Calling Parnell Team’s Closer

Jenrry Mejia is well aware of what Terry Collins said in San Diego when he proclaimed Bobby Parnell the Mets closer as soon as he is ready to return sometime around May. Collins matter of factly said Parnell was the Mets incumbent closer. Mejia said he was not upset about Collins’ comments despite his belief that he did everything that has been asked of him, and took the high...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Bobby Parnell likely to start season on DL

The New York Mets look forward to the 2015 season coming off a 79-win season that tied them for second in the National League East. Pitching is a strength for the Mets, who were ninth in the Major Leagues in ERA. One pitcher who will bolster the staff even further is Bobby Parnell, who is likely to start the season on the disabled list. The good news is that Parntell should be ready...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Collins Says Parnell Is The Closer When He Returns

Unless someone “steps up and beats him out” Terry Collins said Bobby Parnell is the Mets closer whenever he is ready to return to the Mets bullpen. Speaking to SNY, Collins said about Parnell, “Wait until you see him. I was just in Florida and he is ready to go. He is big, he is strong and he is anxious.” Collins said that Parnell is bound and determined and after his throwing...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Collins Says Parnell Is His Closer When He Returns

Unless someone “steps up and beats him out” Terry Collins said Bobby Parnell is the Mets closer whenever he is ready to return to the Mets bullpen. Speaking to SNY, Collins said about Parnell, “Wait until you see him. I was just in Florida and he is ready to go. He is big, he is strong and he is anxious.” Collins said that Parnell is bound and determined and after his throwing...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Parnell Not Expected To Be Ready For Start Of 2015

Bobby Parnell is not expected to be ready for the start of the 2015 season according to general manager Sandy Alderson. Parnell is currently throwing on flat ground at 120 feet as he works back from last April’s Tommy John surgery. “Right now I think we’re projecting sometime after the season starts,” Alderson said about Parnell pitching in the majors. “But that’s just...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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