Tag: closer

Mets and LaTroy Hawkins Have Mutual Interest In Returning For 2014 Season

An article by posted on September 16, 2013 0 Comments
Mets and LaTroy Hawkins Have Mutual Interest In Returning For 2014 Season

Even though the Mets’ bullpen ranks 13th in the NL with a 4.09 ERA and 14th with a .261 BAA, there has been many positive developments as opposed to 2011-2012 when Sandy Alderson was forced to completely revamp the pen and hit the reset button. Before suffering a herniated disk in his neck that was […]

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Parnell Has Successful Surgery To Repair Herniated Disk

An article by posted on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
Parnell Has Successful Surgery To Repair Herniated Disk

Before tonight’s game against the Washington Nationals, the Mets announced that closer Bobby Parnell had surgery to repair the herniated disk in his neck. The procedure was performed by renowned spinal surgeon Dr. Robert Watkins in California. Dr. Robert Watkins has treated more professional athletes with spinal injuries than any other surgeon in the world. […]

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Vic Black Wants To Be A Closer

An article by posted on September 5, 2013 0 Comments
Vic Black Wants To Be A Closer

They say that baseball is a game of inches, or centimeters if you find yourself in the British Isles. You could take that old baseball adage and apply it in so many ways, but basically it juxtaposes the reality of how easily the game can change on a dime or how suddenly the momentum in […]

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Fair or Foul: Not So Fast On Trading Bobby Parnell…

An article by posted on September 4, 2013 0 Comments
Fair or Foul: Not So Fast On Trading Bobby Parnell…

For a team that after three seasons still has so many holes to fill, I find it amazing how many times I read posts about trading away the few productive players we do have for either more prospects or merely for the fact that arbitration is approaching. Yesterday, in a post on MetsBlog announcing that […]

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From the Organization That Brought Us Generation K, the Mets Now Present Generation DL

An article by posted on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
From the Organization That Brought Us Generation K, the Mets Now Present Generation DL

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 […]

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The Mets Bullpen Showing Signs Of Toughness And Ability

An article by posted on August 10, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Bullpen Showing Signs Of Toughness And Ability

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 […]

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LaTroy Hawkins Emerges As Mets’ Best Option To Close Games

An article by posted on August 10, 2013 0 Comments
LaTroy Hawkins Emerges As Mets’ Best Option To Close Games

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 […]

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Bobby Parnell May Need Surgery, Time For Mets To Bring Up Jeff Walters

An article by posted on August 6, 2013 0 Comments
Bobby Parnell May Need Surgery, Time For Mets To Bring Up Jeff Walters

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 […]

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Wheeler and Harvey Bringing Hope Back To Flushing

An article by posted on August 1, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler and Harvey Bringing Hope Back To Flushing

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 […]

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Mets Seeking “Wheeler Type” Prospect For Bobby Parnell

An article by posted on July 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Seeking “Wheeler Type” Prospect For Bobby Parnell

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 […]

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