Tag: closer

Are The Mets Done Shoving Parnell Down Our Throats Yet?

An article by posted on September 15, 2011 0 Comments

This is beginning to get ridiculous now.  First the Mets removed Izzy from the closer role and asked him to groom Parnell to be the teams closer.  Now since Parnell has blown 5 saves in 10 chances they have decided to try John Franco as a potential mentor/tutor? I am getting a little tired of […]

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The Mets Have The Worst Bullpen In The Majors

An article by posted on August 19, 2011 0 Comments

So how is everyone enjoying the K-Rod-less bullpen so far? I mean of course you all must have expected some sort of a downgrade in performance after swapping out Rodriguez for Igarashi, but I don’t think anybody could have predicted these dreadful results. The bullpen as a whole has been a virtual catastrophe except for Izzy […]

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Looking Toward 2012: Parnell Or Beato For Closer?

An article by posted on August 18, 2011 0 Comments

Now that Jason Isringhausen has recorded his 300th save, Terry Collins told reporters that he would start weaning one of his younger relief pitchers—Bobby Parnell or Pedro Beato—to become the team’s pitchers. Izzy was just what this team needed this year, whether it was his ability to get clutch outs in big spots or the […]

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Fans Should Just Enjoy the Ride

An article by posted on August 1, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets are not a playoff team.  Not this year, anyway.  But what they are is a hard-working, hard-nosed, energetic, fun-to-watch bunch with a promising future, and that is not something anybody foresaw when the season started. Despite the realization that the Mets aren’t going to catch the Atlanta Braves for the wild card, the […]

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Mets Opt To Keep Izzy As Mentor, Won’t Trade Him

An article by posted on July 21, 2011 0 Comments

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Mets have decided that they want to keep Jason isringhausen rather than trade him before the deadline, despite some interest from other teams including the Cinicinatti Reds. The reasoning behind it is that the Mets feel that Izzy’s experience will serve to mentor yound relievers like Bobby Parnell […]

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Brewers PTBNL – Here Is One Possibility

An article by posted on July 15, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday’s trade wasn’t really about the two players to be named later.  It was about the fact this team needed to get away from the $17.5 million contract that Francisco Rodriguez would likely earn if he stayed in New Yorkmuch longer. I understand the people who want a closer to be with this team until […]

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Hardball: Boras Hints K-Rod Will Veto Any Trade Unless He Is Closer

An article by posted on July 11, 2011 0 Comments

According to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, and also confirmed by Adam Rubin of ESPN, Scott Boras has officially announced that he will be representing Mets closer Fracisco Rodriguez effective immediately. Boras wasted no time in laying down the law and is ready to play some hardball. He strongly indicated that he will not […]

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A Foregone Conclusion…

An article by posted on May 19, 2011 0 Comments

Jose Reyes went 3-4 with two runs scored last night and has now raised his batting average to .322 for the season. The Mets are 110-29 (.791) when Jose Reyes scores two or more runs. Currently, Reyes leads the majors in triples (6), multi-hit games (19), hits (59) and stolen bases (16) and is tied for […]

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MLBPA Serves Mets Notice On K-Rod Option

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments

While visiting Mets camp today, MLBPA Union Chief  Michael Weiner addressed the 2012 vesting option the Mets have on K-Rod’s contract. K-Rod’s option vests at $17.5 million for 2012 if he finishes 55 games this season. Otherwise, he receives a $3.5 million buyout and becomes a free agent. “We monitor every situation for compliance with the Basic […]

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Will Bobby Parnell Step Up In The Setup Role?

An article by posted on January 25, 2011 0 Comments

Bobby Parnell has been given a great task this season as he assumes the job of being the setup man in the Mets bullpen this season. The young right-hander who regularly throws in excess of 100 mph, is hoping to show the Mets that he can become an important late-inning reliever that the team can rely on as the […]

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