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Mets Who Could Be Gone After This Year

As a team trying to reach the next level, the New York Mets have several players entering make-or-break seasons. If they don’t produce in 2015 they could find themselves gone next year. The reasons for their potential departure range from age, to finances, to performance. Here’s who I am thinking needs to put up or shut up: Bartolo Colon: At 41, Colon is entering the second season...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Payroll For 2015 Looks To Be $91 Million

I was asked to calculate the Mets current payroll after some questions arose from the $85 million that was cited in yesterday’s article from The Guardian. Based on my calculations I come up with $91 million not counting Gee. Here’s the math: Guaranteed Contracts ($67.65M) David Wright $20.0MCurtis Granderson $16.0MBartolo Colon $11.0MMichael Cuddyer $8.5MJon Niese $7.0MBobby...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

K-Rod, Soriano remain free agents; do the Mets need a veteran arm?

The New York Mets’ projected bullpen has the potential to be ranked among the league’s best come the end of the season. But baseball, like life, makes no promises. Especially when talking about relievers. While the club’s premier flame-throwers may perform well enough to look back and deem this writing useless, there remains the possibility that the team will need a veteran...
Via Around Citi
13 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...
Via Around Citi
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Just how big are the question marks for the 2015 Mets?

In Julian McCarthy’s recent article, Assessing the threat level of every National League wild-card contender, uber-commenter Chris F. raised the point about the number of question marks on the 2015 Mets. He then closed his comment with a reference to Tumblin’ Dice, which got me on a fever in the funk house tangent. But since this is a baseball site and not a gambling one, let’s...
Via Mets360.com
15 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
16 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Rush To Judgment On Parnell?

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’s...
Via New York Mets Report
December 23, 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...
Via Mets Merized Online
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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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

40 Man Roster Updates: Mets Reinstate Harvey and Parnell, Outright Four To Triple-A

The Mets did some housekeeping today and outrighted relievers Scott Rice, Dana Eveland and Buddy Carlyle, and infielder Josh Satin to Triple-A Las Vegas. They also reinstated Bobby Parnell and Matt Harvey from the 60-day disabled list. This now puts the  Mets 40-man roster now stands at 34. October 30 MLB Trade Rumors posted their projected arbitration awards for nine eligible Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell On Track For Spring Return

According to Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com, Bobby Parnell is on track to return to the Mets in time for spring training. As he continues his rehab in Port St. Lucie, Parnell is now throwing from 60 feet and will continue to strengthen his arm, moving up to 75 feet sometime next week. Parnell spoke with Vorkunov about his rehab: “I take it one week at a time for myself. I try not to look...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 04, 2014  |  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 Had Successful Tommy John Surgery Today

April 8 The Mets announced.that closer Bobby Parnell underwent successful Tommy John surgery today. Parnell made the decision to undergo the procedure right away without seeking a second opinion because he did not want the uncertainty of wondering when the medial collateral ligament ultimately would give out. He also wanted to minimize the risk of the injury affecting his 2015...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Parnell Will Have 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... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets' Bobby Parnell to have Tommy John surgery

The New York Mets made some unsettling news on Sunday, just hours after the Pittsburgh Pirates announced the same news.  Closer Bobby Parnell's season is done just as quick as it started.  From Adam Rubin of ESPN.com:"New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell has decided to proceed with Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the 2014 season. Team doctor David Atlchek...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 07, 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 Parnell will have Tommy John surgery

NEW YORK (AP) The Mets say closer Bobby Parnell will have Tommy John surgery and is out for the season.
Via FOXSports.com
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell to undergo Tommy John surgery

New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. While the news is not a surprise, it still comes as a tough blow to the Mets who now are going with Jose Valverde as their closer. Parnell will undergo surgery on Tue. @ the Hospital for Special Surgery. Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek will perform the procedure. — New York Mets (@Mets) April...
Via Tireball.com
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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