I can’t even count how many times broadcasters, commentators or play-by-play announcers have started a sentence with: “The Mets, an organization known for pitching…” Really??? Perhaps it’s time to rethink exactly how knowledgeable the Mets are when it comes to pitching. In one of the first scenes in the classic Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella is driving a tractor, his daughter Karin at his side. As he regales her with stories of Shoeless Joe Jackson, […]
In a major blow to an already battered roster, the Mets lost their closer, Bobby Parnell, and relief pitcher Josh Edgin to injury within one week of each other. With the later addition of all-star third baseman David Wright to the disabled list, the Mets appeared to be on the brink of destruction. What else would you expect? A team that fails to play .500 ball when completely healthy was playing without one of their top […]
Despite last night’s walk-off loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Mets bullpen has been very effective for over two months now. You would think that losing their closer Bobby Parnell to a bulging disk, would’ve been the death blow for the Mets’ pen, but in all honesty a few relievers have stepped up – and in a big way. Chief among them is the 40-year old veteran LaTroy Hawkins who along with Marlon Byrd, have been two of […]
Bobby Parnell has officially been placed on the disabled list with a herniated disk in his neck. Sandy Alderson suggested surgery ultimately may be required, according to Adam Rubin. “He had a series of injections last week. He had an epidural yesterday. And so right now we’re simply evaluating how he responds to those two treatments,” Alderson said. “We’ll know more in the next two or three days. It is conceivable that if those don’t work, something […]
Zack Wheeler proved why he has the potential to transform the New York Mets into legitimate contenders this week after a sterling pitching performance that saw him take a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the Marlins. The rookie righthander had his no-hit bid broken up with one out in the seventh and settled for a no-decision, but the swagger and fight we saw from him that night told the story. It was the fifth […]
Sandy Alderson stated that he would have to be “blown away” to deal Bobby Parnell earlier this month, now there is further clarification as to an asking price. The Mets are seeking a top, or a “wheeler type”, prospect in return for their hard-throwing closer reports Jon Heyman via Twitter. #mets seek a top prospect (a “wheeler type”) for bobby parnell. will not be unhappy to hold onto him. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 29, […]
The Mets’ bats were on fire and Jenrry Mejia was dominant in his debut today as the Mets took the first game of the doubleheader, 11-0, and crept even closer to the .500 mark, as well as a second place spot in the standings. The Amazins struck just seven pitches into the game when Daniel Murphy hit an absolute bomb to right field to go up 1-0. The Nats would threaten in the bottom, but Mejia […]
The Case For Keeping Bobby Parnell Recently, a quick Google search of “Bobby Parnell trade” will bring you links to dozens of people calling for Parnell to be shopped for young outfield help, in particular Nick Castellanos of the Tigers. The cases for dealing Parnell usually include one or more of the following arguments; am I the only one who doesn’t really find any of these compelling? Argument #1: Parnell is having an odd, fluky, […]
I got this MLB video clip and embedded it here for you that missed it last night…. It’s the complete Mariano Rivera tribute from last night… Watch it and enjoy… Joe D. * * * * * * * * As Neil Diamond completed his performance of “Sweet Caroline” in remembrance of the Boston Marathon bombing victims, the real show of the eight inning was brewing below the Shea Bridge. For the final time, he […]
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