Tag: closer

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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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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Mets Officials Call Fernando Rodney A Long Shot

An article by posted on January 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Officials Call Fernando Rodney A Long Shot

Disputing what Jon Heyman reported on Friday, the Mets are talking to free agent closer Fernando Rodney according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. However, Dan Martin of the NY Post says that one team official called the chances of landing him a long shot. “I’m not sure there’s a fit there,” the official said. Another team […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Parnell, Agree To $3.7 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Parnell, Agree To $3.7 Million Deal

January 17, 2014 The Mets have avoided arbitration with Bobby Parnell, and agreed to a one-year, $3.7 million deal with him according to Joel Sherman. He can earn a $50,000 bonus if he appears in 60 games. Parnell had 22 saves last season and posted a 2.16 ERA and 1.000 WHIP in an injury shortened season. […]

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Who Are The Mets’ Top 5 Closer Prospects?

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Who Are The Mets’ Top 5 Closer Prospects?

We received an MMO Mailbag question from JetsMets13 asking for our top five prospects who could potentially close games in the future. Here are my top five choices for players who could become future closers. 5. Luis Mateo Mateo might be higher on this list had he not underwent Tommy John last season. Before he […]

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Mets Bullpen Will Be The Best We’ve Seen Since 2006

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 4 Comments
Mets Bullpen Will Be The Best We’ve Seen Since 2006

While talking to the us at Citi Field on Tuesday, Sandy Alderson said that Bobby Parnell would be ready for Spring Training and that he doesn’t anticipate any problems. Parnell, who is recovering from surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck, has regained all the weight he lost, is feeling great and was in […]

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Featured Post: The Old Fan And The Sea

An article by posted on December 16, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Old Fan And The Sea

(with special thanks to Ernest Hemingway) He was an old fan who after many years of following the Mets suddenly found himself adrift at sea after a terrible storm. At first, the old Mets fan was not worried about being rescued, but as the days went by he began to doubt whether anyone would ever […]

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How Many Members of the Mets Front Office Does It Take to Change A Light Bulb?

An article by posted on October 24, 2013 0 Comments
How Many Members of the Mets Front Office Does It Take to Change A Light Bulb?

A few weeks ago I did something all Mets fans do nowadays: I sat down to watch other teams play in the post-season. I had my Mets cap on, a can of Coke, some pretzels. And within 5 minutes I heard news that surprised me. The Indians were returning to the playoffs for the first […]

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Thanks For the Me”Mo”ries

An article by posted on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
Thanks For the Me”Mo”ries

I know what you’re thinking. This is a Mets website. Why do I have to read about a %$#@*^# Yankee? Yes, we are all Mets fans. And yes, we all despise the Yankees and everything they represent. But ask yourself this: Next time you drive north to Cooperstown, will you look at Tom Seaver’s plaque […]

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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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