Tag: Bobby Parnell

Pitching Coach Dan Warthen Also Gets A 2-Year Deal

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments

Andy Martino of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets have given pitching coach Dan Warthen a two-year contract, according to front office sources. Earlier today, Sandy Alderson confirmed that all coaches the coaches were being retained, but Warthen is the only one to receive a multi-year deal. Warthen has been the Mets’ pitching […]

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Is Vic Black Our Future Closer?

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Is Vic Black Our Future Closer?

There was an interesting piece on FanGraphs a couple days ago about Vic Black — titled “Vic Black, Closer In Waiting?” You can already guess what the subject matter dealt with and it was certainly a good read. They jump-started it with a curious quote from LaTroy Hawkins, who spoke about Black: “Some guys have late life on the ball,” […]

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Mets Contacted LaTroy Hawkins, Likely To Return Next Season

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Contacted LaTroy Hawkins, Likely To Return Next Season

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News is reporting that LaTroy Hawkins, undoubtedly one of the best free agent signings of the season for the Mets, has already had discussions with the front office to return in 2014. Hawkins was already having a solid season for the Mets – serving as the team’s setup man. But […]

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Mets Minors Week in Review: Smith and Rosario Earn Top Prospect Honors

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors Week in Review: Smith and Rosario Earn Top Prospect Honors

Well, with the Mets wrapping up their regular season schedule with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday at Citi Field, it’s officially the off-season. In the last official week of the season, Wilfredo Tovar made his MLB debut, and immediately made an impact against the Phillies and Cliff Lee. Meanwhile, Baseball America began […]

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Collins’ New Deal To Be Announced Monday, All Coaches Will Be Invited Back

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
Collins’ New Deal To Be Announced Monday, All Coaches Will Be Invited Back

Updated 9/29 Andy Martino reports: Terry Collins and the Mets do not have a deal yet for a contract extension, but they are very close.  People familiar with the negotiations told the Daily News to expect a news conference midday Monday to announce a two-year, approximately $2 million deal for the manager (that’s a raise […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “What If” Edition

An article by posted on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The “What If” Edition

Warning !!  What you are about to see is an exercise in futility. What if Johan Santana didn’t blow out his surgically repaired shoulder again during Spring Training ? What if Shaun Marcum pitched anywhere near the numbers on the back of his baseball card ? What if Matt Harvey didn’t injure his elbow – […]

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Hey Terry, Please Play The Future Difference Makers…

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Hey Terry, Please Play The Future Difference Makers…

Any franchise, any team, any general manager, any manager plays the game to win. That’s as it should be. Every day the Mets put on the uniform and take the field, I’m pulling for them to win. That’s the case in the first week of the season and the last. There is no escaping the altered dynamics […]

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Bobby Parnell Has Lost 30 Pounds Since Herniated Disk Ordeal

An article by posted on September 25, 2013 0 Comments
Bobby Parnell Has Lost 30 Pounds Since Herniated Disk Ordeal

According to Adam Rubin on Twitter, Mets closer Bobby Parnell has lost 30 pounds since he began suffering from the herniated disk. However, Collins also added that team doctors believe that Parnell will be ready to go by Spring Training. The hard-throwing righthander had surgery to repair the herniated disk in his neck on September 10. The procedure […]

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Vic Black Earned His First Career Save Against Reds

An article by posted on September 25, 2013 0 Comments
Vic Black Earned His First Career Save Against Reds

Two days after LaTroy Hawkins earned the 100th save of his career, righthander Vic Black got a chance to close out last night’s 4-2 win over the Reds. The rookie reliever pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to register his first career save. Black, who was one of the players acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates when the Mets traded […]

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Mets Have Played .500 Baseball Since Wheeler Arrived

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Played .500 Baseball Since Wheeler Arrived

It’s remarkable. A lot has happened since that long ago Tuesday in mid June when the Mets swept the Braves in Atlanta and Zack Wheeler made his major league debut. Super Tuesday they dubbed it… The Mets were decimated as they entered play that day, a battered team that had lost 11 of the 14 […]

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