Tag: Bobby Parnell

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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From Left Field: Bullpen Needs At Least One More Addition

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Bullpen Needs At Least One More Addition

National League teams traditionally field a seven-man bullpen. So let’s take a look at what the Mets currently have assembled: Bobby Parnell (closer), Vic Black, Jeurys Familia, Scott Rice, Josh Edgin, Gonzalez Germen and Carlos Torres (Long man). If the team had to start the season with this crop of pitchers, I guess it would […]

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Sporting News Mets Projections

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Sporting News Mets Projections

The start of spring training has fantasy baseball enthusiasts pouring over magazines and scouring the internet for the latest baseball data to help make winning draft selections. Today, I made my first reading of the Sporting News BASEBALL Fantasy Source. Just for fun, I decided to dedicate my first reading to the Mets. Were there […]

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Mets Bullpen Update: Parnell Will Remain Closer If Healthy

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Bullpen Update: Parnell Will Remain Closer If Healthy

Despite an active offseason by the Mets, little has been done or discussed regarding the bullpen. Andy Martino of the Daily News provides an update on how the ‘pens of New York are rounding out as Spring Training nears. Bobby Parnell has been assured by the team that the closer duties remain his, so long […]

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Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

The Mets front office, purposefully or not, is damaging the confidence of their young players. The likely starting lineup this year will feature players who have been the subjects of trade rumors, mid-season minor league demotion, or work ethic criticism. It is difficult to pinpoint the result of such degradation yet, but it is hard to […]

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Sandy Keeps ‘Em Laughing At BBWAA Dinner

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Keeps ‘Em Laughing At BBWAA Dinner

The New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association gathered in Manhattan tonight for their Annual Awards Dinner. The 2013 MLB award winners all received their trophies for MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year, and there were also the very popular New York chapter awards. National Baseball Awards Miguel […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No.14. Jeurys Familia, RHP

An article by posted on January 24, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No.14. Jeurys Familia, RHP

14. Jeurys Familia Height: 6’4” Weight: 230 lbs. Age: 24 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Jeurys Familia probably has the highest ceiling of any true reliever in the Mets system. His fastball is unequivocally electric as it consistently sits in the mid 90’s and has recently been clocked at triple digits. You might be saying okay, what’s the […]

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Parnell Says Neck Is Good, He’s Throwing And On Schedule To Start Season

An article by posted on January 24, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell Says Neck Is Good, He’s Throwing And On Schedule To Start Season

Mets closer Bobby Parnell took to Twitter this afternoon under the alias of @Mets and answered a variety of questions for fans. Here’s what we learned: When asked how his health was, Parnell responded, “The neck is very good. Throwing, running, lifting all on schedule for the start of the season.” His favorite moment as […]

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Balfour Turns Down Mets Offer, Signs For $12 Million With Rays

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
Balfour Turns Down Mets Offer, Signs For $12 Million With Rays

3:45 PM Update: Adam Rubin writes on Twitter, “I’m told point blank from ultra-reliable Mets source: Mets had same offer to Balfour as Rays, but he preferred living in Florida.” 3:00 PM Original Post: Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, reports that the Mets offered RHP  Grant Balfour a larger deal than the two-year, $12 million contract […]

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