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Chad Billingsley dealing with elbow tendinitis

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley is dealing with tendinitis in his right elbow. Billingsley had a bullpen session cut short on Tuesday after he felt discomfort in the elbow. An MRI has revealed that there is nothing structurally wrong with Billingsley shoulder. The Dodgers had been hoping to have Billingsley back by mid-May but his timetable may be pushed back. He appeared...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets To Watch Free-Agent Joel Hanrahan Throw On Thursday

Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News writes that the Mets will be one of several teams to be on-hand Thursday to watch free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan, throws for interested teams, according to an industry source. Hanrahan, 32, who had Tommy John surgery on May 2013, threw a “light bullpen” for teams in January, and the Mets had an eye on him then as well. Ackert adds that one...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez notches 2,000th career hit in style

Angels DH Raul Ibanez joined the 2,000-hit club in a big way in Saturday night’s game against the Mets. With closer Jose Valverde on the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning to protect a 6-3 Mets lead, the Angels mounted a two-out rally. David Freese singled, then Erick Aybar walked to bring up the 41-year-old Ibanez. Ibanez took a ball, then took Valverde deep to right-field...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Morning Grind: What To Do With Q?

Good morning, Mets fans! Another crazy game last night. Why do the Mets always do this to us? I know I’m not the only one who actually expected the unthinkable to happen… but once Jose Valverde threw ball 3 to Erick Aybar and the guys in the SNY truck cut to Raul Ibañez looming on deck,  I said “Ibañez will probably hit a home run” out loud… 2 minutes later, well...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Says Valverde Will Remain Closer

Jose Valverde blew his first save of the season last night after surrendering a back-breaking, game-tying, three-run homer in the ninth to Raul Ibanez. After getting two quick outs, Valverde gave up a single to David Freese and then walked Erick Aybar before being taken out of the yard by the 41-year old Ibanez on a 93 mph fastball. Valverde averted a similar disaster in Atlanta...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Recker’s HR in 13th leads Mets past Angels

In the shadow of Disneyland, the Mets got a little Sleepy and Dopey before departing Happy. Anthony Recker’s home run leading off the 13th inning injected life into this sagging bunch, sending the Mets to a 7-6 victory over the Angels. A night after the Mets lost in the 11th inning, when Jeurys Familia drilled Hank Conger with the bases loaded to score the winning run, John Lannan...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Angels 6

After a heartbreaking loss that extended into the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Mets forced their fans to stay awake into the wee hours of Sunday morning. A promising night, with clutch hits, and a comeback story for the Mets, quickly turning into another extra inning affair, when Raul Ibanez hit a familiar home run (see the Yankees-Tigers postseason history) against Jose Valverde...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Recker Homers In 13th Inning, Shows Off Epic Bat Flip (GIF)

The Mets and Angels played another extra inning game on Saturday Night/Sunday Morning thanks to a Raul Ibanez 3-run home run to tie the game off of Jose Valverde in the 9th inning. The game would go to the 13th inning where the Mets normal backup catcher Anthony Recker, starting for this game, came up against Matt Shoemaker and hit a go-ahead solo home run to give the Mets a 7-6...
Via The Daily Stache
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Curtis Granderson touched by fan during game

During Friday’s game between the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Angels, Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson was touched by a fan while making a play in right field. Granderson turned and reprimanded the Angels fan after the incident. Granderson was returning a ball to the infield after J.B. Shuck had flied out when he was touched in the back by the fan, who had reached out from...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Loss Of Bobby Parnell Hasn’t Hurt…Yet

The New York Mets have been dealt a huge blow following the news that closer Bobby Parnell will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery – giving Betfair fans something to think about at this early stage of the MLB campaign. Just a day after his blown save in the Mets season opener against Washington, the 29-year old had been diagnosed with a partial...
Via The Daily Stache
6 days ago  |  Discuss

From Left Field: Playing A ‘Perfect Game’ Is Too Much To Ask

We all know what a perfect game is. 27 up, 27 down. But a “perfect” game can also be when a team excels in all aspects of the game in the same night: pitching, hitting and defense. When a team plays a “perfect” game, they usually win. It’s pretty simple, since if all three aspects are perfect – especially pitching and defense – it means the other team didn’t score...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Efficiency From The Mets Bullpen

Despite the Mets 2-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, there was one bright spot worth noting, and surprisingly it came from the bullpen. After a solid start by Jon Niese who tossed 6.2 innings in his return to the mound, the Mets bullpen took over with Gonzalez Germen, Kyle Farnsworth, and Jose Valverde combining to throw 3.1 scoreless innings. Gonzalez Germen came on in the...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

K-Rod, Valverde among early bullpen surprises

Francisco Rodriguez has two saves, Jose Valverde has one - and no, this isn't a flashback to 2009.
Via FOXSports.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Rumors: Joel Hanrahan a 'definite possibility' for New York

Earlier today, the New York Mets learned that right-handed pitcher Bobby Parnell would have to undergo Tommy John surgery. They have Jose Valverde filling in at the closer spot and will need to add more depth to their bullpen.One name to keep an eye on is right-handed pitcher Joel Hanrahan, who is coming off of Tommy John surgery. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Hanrahan...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Bobby Parnell to have Tommy John surgery

On April 1, the New York Mets announced incumbent closer Bobby Parnell had a partially torn MCL. After receiving a platelet rich plasma shot, the plan was to have Parnell rest for two weeks, then begin a light throwing program. However, today, only five days after the initial diagnosis, the Mets announced Parnell will undergo Tommy John surgery. MEDICAL UPDATE: The Mets announced...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets bullpen waives legitimate red flag in Nationals series

Well, you couldn’t have scripted a rougher start than the Met’s opening series against the Nationals.   The Mets, one strike away from an exciting, hard-fought win, lost a heartbreaker Opening Day after an implosion of the bullpen in the late innings.  After two more lackluster games, the sweep became inevitable culminating with five more runs coughed up by the already beleaguered...
Via Mets360.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Mets need to ‘mind their P’s & Q’s’

Growing up we all heard the phrase – “Mind your p’s and q’s.” To paraphrase the definition, it meant to mind your own business. In the business of putting together a competitive baseball team, the New York Mets have some work to do. It starts with P’s and Q. With Bobby Parnell already injured, Jose Valverde gets the nod to be the team’s closer. If one game is any indication...
Via NYMetsLife
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Mets trust Jose Valverde?

Now that the New York Mets have lost another important bullpen arm in Bobby Parnell, the Mets will now have to live on the edge and rely on veteran closer Jose Valverde to lock down games for the foreseeable future. If it hasn’t been rocky before in the Mets’ bullpen before, well, buckle up because it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Valverde has been known to give managers, and...
Via Mets360.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets aiming to once again compete among division’s best

As a professional sports franchise located in arguably the world’s largest market, the New York Mets have to compete with a minimum of seven teams in order to get the same level of attention that’s given to most other MLB clubs on a daily basis. When you share a city with the New York Yankees however, expectations are often unreasonably high, and regardless of the obvious, baseball...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Subpar Valverde Parnell’s Sub

The worst name for a Mexican restaurant is also now the Mets closer. No, not Jose Valverde, but his nickname: Poopie Grande. At Poopie Grande, the meal is solid, but the check comes and immediately the runs. You take off to the bathroom, shouting for your loved one to just pay the bill, then, when you return, you realize you were charged for five earned runs in a third of an...
Via Razzball
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: opening day analysis and news

The New York Mets opened their season at home with a 9-7 extra inning loss to the Washington Nationals. It was a game of ups and downs all the way through. Despite not having Daniel Muprhy or Chris Young (Murphy is on paternity leave while Young was scratched with quad tightness), the backups contributed and the Mets put on a nice offensive performance. Dillon Gee pitched well in...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Valverde could be closing games for New York Mets

The New York Mets signed veteran reliever Jose Valverde to a minor league this off-season adding him to the 40 man roster shortly before the season commenced. The eccentric Valverde was initially thought to be utilized as the 8th inning set-up man for closer Bobby Parnell. Then the season started….. Parnell partially tore his medial collateral ligament in his right elbow while...
Via Players View
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets Bullpen: What can we expect?

With so much focus being put on who is going to play shortstop and first base for the New York Mets, not many people are looking at the makeup of the bullpen. While first base and shortstop are of vital importance, the bullpen ultimately will decide the outcome of many more games. So, what can we expect from the Mets pen? Honestly, I have no idea. They have so many question marks...
Via NYMetsLife
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Valverde, Familia should get first shot at set-up role

Opening Day is Monday and the Mets are still finalizing their roster as they prepare for a two game exhibition series in Montreal.  Jose Valverde has officially made the team after being placed on the 40 man roster.  In nine games this spring, “Papa Grande” has pitched ten innings ,yielding ten hits and only one walk while striking out seven with a 3.60 ERA.  Valverde appears...
Via Mets360.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Lannan and Valverde added to roster

After signing minor league deals in the offseason with the ability to fight for a job, both John Lannan and Jose Valverde have been added to the New York Mets’ 40 man roster. The two are in prime position to start the season with the big league team, both likely in the bullpen. Jose Valverde will be the bridge to Bobby Parnell as he hopes to save his career. Valverde spend most...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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