Tag: Bobby Parnell

The Non-Roster Invitee Experiment

An article by posted on May 15, 2014 0 Comments
The Non-Roster Invitee Experiment

Prior to spring training, I was excited about the potential for the Mets bullpen. We had some young arms in the minors that were vying for their shot. Additionally we were going to have holdovers of Bobby Parnell, Carlos Torres, Scott Rice, and Gonzalez Germen occupying four of the spots. There were three spots up […]

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Familia Could Replace Farnsworth As Mets Closer

An article by posted on May 12, 2014 0 Comments
Familia Could Replace Farnsworth As Mets Closer

It seems like eons since the Mets were back in Spring Training given all the ups and downs we’ve endured during the first two months of the regular season. One of the players I was very excited about for the upcoming 2014 season, was starter-turned-reliever, Jeurys Familia. The hard-throwing 24-year old came into camp fresh […]

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Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

As was reported earlier, Kyle Farnsworth has been named the new Mets closer by Terry Collins. Jose Valverde lost the job after a series of dreadful outings in which he allowed four home runs in his last three appearances. At 38, Farnsworth has closed on two previous occasions in his 16 year major league career which includes 54 saves and 43 […]

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Kyle Farnsworth, Wilmer Flores To Join Team In NY

An article by posted on April 1, 2014 0 Comments
Kyle Farnsworth, Wilmer Flores To Join Team In NY

The Mets will be adding Kyle Farnsworth to the 40 man roster to replace Bobby Parnell who is headed to the disabled list with a partial MCL tear in his right elbow. The Mets are also calling up Wilmer Flores to replace Daniel Murphy who will be placed on paternity leave after celebrating the birth […]

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Parnell Says He’ll Be Ready For Opening Day

An article by posted on March 2, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell Says He’ll Be Ready For Opening Day

For the first time since last July 30, Bobby Parnell faced live batters on Saturday and threw 36 pitches to his teammates David Wright, Eric Young, and Daniel Murphy - whose bat he shattered. When he was done, it was all smiles for a confident Parnell. “There was no pain. There was no soreness,” the Mets closer […]

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Parnell Returns From Sore Quad To Toss A Bullpen

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell Returns From Sore Quad To Toss A Bullpen

Bobby Parnell returned to the mound today and threw a bullpen session this morning, two days after missing a scheduled bullpen on Thursday. According to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York on Friday, Parnell had his bullpen session put on hold temporarily due to an injured quadriceps muscle he got while covering first base during a drill […]

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Bobby Parnell Takes Second Step Forward

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Bobby Parnell Takes Second Step Forward

Marc Carig, Mets Beat Writer for NY Newsday, shared on his Twitter page that Bobby Parnell threw for the second time in the bullpen on Sunday and threw 15 pitches, off the mound, with catcher in front of plate and had no issues. Parnell threw only 10 pitches on Friday with the catcher also in […]

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Valverde Here To Support Team and Help Younger Arms Develop

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Valverde Here To Support Team and Help Younger Arms Develop

Anthony Dicomo of MLB.com writes that it was not long after Jose Valverde‘s arrival at Mets camp on Sunday that a small crowd of new teammates gathered around the 35-year-old veteran, pulling up chairs. If Bobby Parnell is unable to be ready for the start of the season, Valverde or Kyle Farnsworth can temporarily fill the role, but no matter what the […]

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Reliever Market Has Evaporated, But Mets Still Seek Veteran Arm

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Reliever Market Has Evaporated, But Mets Still Seek Veteran Arm

February 11 Sandy Alderson said today, that while the free-agent market for relievers has evaporated, he would still prefer to bring in one more experienced relief pitcher to compete for a spot in the bullpen. While he didn’t say it would be on a major or minor league deal, the fact that Sandy said he […]

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Power Arms Leathersich and Walters Both Eying Bullpen Spots

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Power Arms Leathersich and Walters Both Eying Bullpen Spots

The Mets ranked eighth in the majors with a 3.68 starters’ ERA last season, finishing ahead of talented staffs from Tampa Bay, Oakland and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox. However, the New York bullpen was not as efficient and placed 22nd in the game with a 3.98 ERA while also concluding as one […]

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