Mets Use Depth To Get Tyler Clippard

Though the Mets might need a bat most of all, their acquisition of Tyler Clippard makes good sense. By fielding-independent numbers, their bullpen has been middle-of-the-road so far this year, and the returns of Jenrry Mejia and Bobby Parnell might not be enough to push this bullpen into a strength as the end of the […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: Tyler Clippard edition

Reports that the New York Mets weren’t done wheeling and dealing appear to be true. Ken Rosenthal was first to report that the Mets are pushing for a deal with the Oakland A’s over relief pitcher Tyler Clippard. Now it bears keeping in mind that the Mets are not the only team in on Clippard but it has been said that significant progress has been made in the talks. #Mets making...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Francesa gave 'running commentary' in the 9th after Bobby Parnell blew it yesterday

Mike Francesa gives running commentary in the 9th inning after Bobby Parnell blew the game against the Nationals for the Mets in the 8th.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

What Was Collins’ Real Responsibility?

It was a nice gesture on the part of manager Terry Collins to accept blame for the Mets’ 4-3 loss at Washington. But, to what degree was Collins at fault? PARNELL: Doesn’t have it. (AP) Collins volunteered it should have been on him because he didn’t stall long enough for Jeurys Familia to warm up while Bobby Parnell struggled in the eighth inning. Now, that’s getting a...
Via New York Mets Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Leitch Has His Answer

“We’re trying to catch these guys so it’s big. It’s big for us. We set the rotation out of the break pretty much pointing at this series knowing that we’ve got to beat these guys. We have not had in the past very good success against them. If we’re going to stay in the race this is the team we’ve got compete against.” -Terry Collins/Monday And this is the problem...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Nationals 4, Mets 3 (7/22)

What a frustrating game for the Mets, as they had the game in their favor until the eighth inning, and ended up losing the game 4-3. Today was a big game for Noah Syndergaard, as he had a chance to give the Mets a series victory against the Nationals, but struggled with his command, as he let up five walks in five innings. After today’s start, Syndergaard’s ERA is below 3.00...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Parnell Is Thriving As A Middle Reliever

Since returning from Tommy John surgery, Bobby Parnell has been excellent. He’s allowed only one run and seven hits during ten innings. “It was way more difficult than I thought it would be,” Parnell told SNY.TV’s Robert Brender about his year-long recovery from surgery. “The physical side was pretty much laid out, it’s easy to comprehend. But, it’s a mental grind...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell Keeps Shining In Setup Role

I’ve gotta hand it to Bobby Parnell, boy what a job he’s done since coming back from Tommy John surgery. Understanding he was no longer the power pitcher he once was, Parnell has transformed himself into a very crafty reliever for the Mets and has quickly reestablished himself as a very effective arm out of the pen. That knuckle-curve he picked up from Jason Isringhausen has...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 4, Giants 1 (7/8/15)

The Mets take another series on the west-coast trip as they defeated the San Francisco Giants by a score of 4-1. Jacob deGrom showed why he is an all-star, as he pitched eight innings, struck out ten, allowed two hits and no runs. deGrom executed a hit and run that set the Mets up to score their second run of the game. What happened to the days when starters pitched complete games...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Mets’ Bullpen When Mejia Returns

Although Bobby Parnell has pitched well for the Mets since coming off the disabled list, I’m figuring Jenrry Mejia will assume to the set-up role to Jeurys Familia when he’s activated from his suspension next week. I thought the Mets would sever ties with Mejia after he was nailed for PEDs, but the erratic performance of their bullpen made that implausible. However, should the...
Via New York Mets Report
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the new Bobby Parnell still be effective?

There was a time a few years ago when Bobby Parnell was half-lovingly nicknamed Captain Fastball.  He could bring the heat – reaching over 100 mph on the gun – but had problems with control and being hittable.  As the now well-known story goes, Jason Isringhausen taught him the knuckle-curve and from that point on, Parnell took off. After Tommy John Surgery in 2014, he is now...
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Clutch Performance: Parnell Gets Five Huge Outs, Earns First Save In Two Years

After cruising through the first seven innings, thanks to the tremendous effort by Matt Harvey, the Mets headed into the top of the eighth inning ahead by a score of 3-0. Terry Collins turned to righthander Carlos Torres to preserve Harvey’s gem, but it was quickly apparent that he didn’t have it and before you knew it, the Blue Jays had the bases loaded with one out and the...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets' Parnell on return to mound: 'It sent chills up my spine'

For the first time since March 31, 2014, Bobby Parnell took the mound for the New York Mets on Saturday, which proved to be a surreal moment for the right-handed reliever. "It was good to get back out there," Parnell said of his first pitching appearance in over a year. "It sent chills up my spine. It's good to be back. I have to thank everybody that helped me." Parnell threw a scoreless...
Via Fox Sports
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Parnell Looked Rusty In His Return, Never Topped 91MPH

Bobby Parnell made his first major league relief appearance in nearly two seasons on Saturday night, and after the game manager Terry Collins said his former closer looked “rusty.” “I’m glad he got it out of the way. Hopefully, he got his feet wet and we move forward with it, he gets a little more comfortable and we find a good situation for him to be more consistent in...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Braves 5, Mets 3 (6/13/15)

The scoreboard doesn’t always tell the truth about a game. You could tell by Jacob deGrom‘s line that he had a great day, going seven strong innings of one-run baseball. He ended his day by striking out nine, walking one and only a first-inning Freddie Freeman home run to blemish an otherwise perfect afternoon. What the scoreboard doesn’t show was his fantastic defense that...
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell Could Close For A Few Days

Closer Jeurys Familia is awaiting the birth of a new child. Once he lands on the paternity list, which could come as early as this weekend, former Mets closer Bobby Parnell could close for a day or two in Familia’s absence. Parnell recently rejoined the team on Wednesday after missing all of 2014 with Tommy John surgery. “I think this is an ideal situation to put Bobby in a...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Activate Parnell and Herrera; Gee And Tejada Placed On Leave

The Mets have activated Bobby Parnell and Dilson Herrera from the disabled list, and both will join the Mets for tonight’s game. To make room, the Mets have placed Dillon Gee, whose grandmother passed away, on the bereavement list. Ruben Tejada, whose significant other had a baby today, has been placed on paternity leave. The Mets will be able to hold off on making any more permanent...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell Back With The Mets

The Mets announced that reliever Bobby Parnell will rejoin the Mets on Wednesday and then be activated from the DL within a few days. Parnell had a 30-day rehab clock in the minors that was set to expire, and because he has more than five years of service time in the majors,  he could have refused an assignment to the minors. He appeared in his final rehab game on Tuesday for...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Face Roster Crunch This Week

Bobby Parnell, Travis d’Arnaud, and Dilson Herrera are all set to return to the Mets this week, leaving management in a rather tough position. For all three to be activated, three roster spots need to be cleared. As it stands right now, Danny Muno, Erik Goeddel, Hansel Robles, and Kevin Plawecki are all candidates to be optioned to Triple-A. The obvious move would be replacing...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Need Another Parnell Injury If They Want To Keep Him

The New York Mets’ injury news continues to get worse. Former closer Bobby Parnell’s 30-day maximum rehab assignment stay expires Wednesday, at which time the Mets are obligated to activate him from the disabled list. PARNELL: Due back soon (AP) If this scenario sounds familiar to Mets’ fans that’s because it is – they went through this several years ago when they didn’t...
Via New York Mets Report
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell To Be Activated This Week, But Role Not Yet Clear

Bobby Parnell‘s 30-day rehab window to return from Tommy John Surgery is up this week, notes Marc Carig of Newsday. This means he will most likely have to return to the team. However, with Parnell not yet reaching his old velocities, the Mets won’t put him back in the closer role. “You don’t know until once he gets here,” Terry Collins said. “Again, he may amp it up and...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Parnell Roughed Up For Five Runs

Pitching on consecutive days, reliever Bobby Parnell was hammered in a rehab appearance for the Binghamton Mets on Saturday night. Parnell was roughed up for five runs on five hits and two walks in just 1/3 of an inning for the B-Mets, who lost to Altoona 13-4. May 29 Terry Collins told reporters on Friday that Bobby Parnell had his velocity up to 94-95 miles per hour during his...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Parnell Close To Returning, Velocity Up To 94-95 MPH

Terry Collins told reporters on Friday that Bobby Parnell had his velocity up to 94-95 miles per hour during his last rehab outing and that he is close to returning. “It was a huge step forward.” Parnell is expected to pitch for Double-A Binghamton on Friday night. As for Vic Black, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin says, “he’s not there yet.” May 26 Two key pieces of the Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Matz Magnificent Again, Black And Parnell Throw

Las Vegas (29-17) 9, Col. Springs 1 Steven Matz was on the hill again for Las Vegas last night continuing to do what he has done most of the season shutting the Sky Sox down for 7 innings after receiving a 5-0 lead to work worth in the 2nd inning. He didn’t give up any runs while only allowing three hits, walk one, seven strikeouts while needing only 77 pitches (52) strikes to...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black and Bobby Parnell Are Getting Closer

Two key pieces of the Mets bullpen, Bobby Parnell and Vic Black, are making progress in their rehabilitation processes. Vic Black pitched the seventh inning for the Binghamton Mets on Monday, only his second appearance since beginning his rehab assignment. He worked an easy 1-2-3 inning for the B-Mets with one strikeout. According to the stadium radar gun, Black was sitting around...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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