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Collins Says Valverde Will Remain Closer

An article by posted on April 13, 2014 0 Comments
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 […]

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Parnell Had Successful Tommy John Surgery Today

An article by posted on April 8, 2014 0 Comments
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 […]

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Team Doctors Say Elbow Surgery Is 50/50 For Parnell

An article by posted on April 3, 2014 0 Comments
Team Doctors Say Elbow Surgery Is 50/50 For Parnell

April 3 Bobby Parnell indicated Thursday that team doctors have told him it is “50-50” whether he will require Tommy John surgery. The injured closer added that he may make a decision about whether to have surgery in two weeks — not wait the full six weeks that includes a throwing program Sandy Alderson laid […]

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Parnell Heads To DL With Partial Tear In Elbow

An article by posted on April 1, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell Heads To DL With Partial Tear In Elbow

April 1 Bobby Parnell was diagnosed with an incomplete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow on Tuesday, the Mets announced. After an MRI & clinical evaluation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, he received a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection and has been prescribed complete rest for approximately two […]

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Mets Re-Sign Farnsworth To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Re-Sign Farnsworth To Minor League Deal

(Photo by Dave Conde, Metsmerized Online) March 26 As expected, the Mets have re-signed Kyle Farnsworth to minor-league deal. He actually traveled to Viera yesterday when the Mets played the Nationals. March 24 Kyle Farnsworth, who was released by the Mets on Sunday, is officially due to be re-signed Tuesday, according to a report by Adam […]

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Tigers Sign Alex Gonzalez, Pass On Stephen Drew

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Tigers Sign Alex Gonzalez, Pass On Stephen Drew

March 24 The Detroit Tigers have acquired veteran shortstop Alex Gonzalez from the Baltimore Orioles for utility man Steve Lombardozzi, according to the Baltimore Sun. Gonzalez, 37, has played 15 seasons in the major leagues, for the Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers. He appeared in 12 […]

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MLBPA Union Chief Tony Clark is Watching Mets Payroll

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
MLBPA Union Chief Tony Clark is Watching Mets Payroll

March 4 MLBPA union chief Tony Clark said the player’s union is aware of the decrease in spending by the Mets and they are watching closely, according to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “Let me offer you this: If there are concerns, what often ends up happening is we have an […]

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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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NL East Projection By Rank Points

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
NL East Projection By Rank Points

Sandy Alderson and his front office have spent all winter trying to address the Mets weaknesses and shortcomings in an attempt to put a much improved product on the field for the 2014 season. Or in other words, they’ve been doing exactly what 29 other MLB front offices have been doing. However, for this particular […]

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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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