Tag: Parnell

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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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No.14. Jeurys Familia, RHP

An article by posted on January 24, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No.14. Jeurys Familia, RHP

14. Jeurys Familia Height: 6’4” Weight: 230 lbs. Age: 24 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Jeurys Familia probably has the highest ceiling of any true reliever in the Mets system. His fastball is unequivocally electric as it consistently sits in the mid 90’s and has recently been clocked at triple digits. You might be saying okay, what’s the […]

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Parnell Says Neck Is Good, He’s Throwing And On Schedule To Start Season

An article by posted on January 24, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell Says Neck Is Good, He’s Throwing And On Schedule To Start Season

Mets closer Bobby Parnell took to Twitter this afternoon under the alias of @Mets and answered a variety of questions for fans. Here’s what we learned: When asked how his health was, Parnell responded, “The neck is very good. Throwing, running, lifting all on schedule for the start of the season.” His favorite moment as […]

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Balfour Turns Down Mets Offer, Signs For $12 Million With Rays

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
Balfour Turns Down Mets Offer, Signs For $12 Million With Rays

3:45 PM Update: Adam Rubin writes on Twitter, “I’m told point blank from ultra-reliable Mets source: Mets had same offer to Balfour as Rays, but he preferred living in Florida.” 3:00 PM Original Post: Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, reports that the Mets offered RHP  Grant Balfour a larger deal than the two-year, $12 million contract […]

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Mets Agree On $1.6 Million Deal With Lucas Duda To Avoid Arbitration

An article by posted on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Agree On $1.6 Million Deal With Lucas Duda To Avoid Arbitration

The Mets and Lucas Duda have agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.6375 million to avoid arbitration according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Duda had requested a 2014 salary of $1.9 million, while the Mets had countered at $1.35 million. Mets Arbitration Summary: Lucas Duda - $1.6375 million Dillon Gee - $3.625 million Daniel Murphy – $5.7 million, […]

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One Word: The 2014 Mets Edition

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
One Word: The 2014 Mets Edition

Every year since 2009, as the Mets gets ready to begin Spring Training, I ask everyone on our staff to describe how they feel about the upcoming season in one word. I then take each word and put them all into one graphic. The last few years have been very depressing, to say the least, […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 16 Vic Black, RHP

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 16 Vic Black, RHP

16. Vic Black Height: 6’4” Weight: 215 lbs. Age: 25 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Vic Black was acquired as the ‘player to be named later’ in the deal that sent Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates last season. He was a former 1st round pick by the Pirates in 2009 out of Dallas Baptist and he could […]

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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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Mets Head Into Opening Day With Third Straight Year Of Reduced Payroll

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Head Into Opening Day With Third Straight Year Of Reduced Payroll

With Ruben Tejada, Ike Davis and Eric Young Jr all in tow for next season after settling with the Mets and avoiding arbitration, here is the most up to date payroll projection: 2014 Contracts: David Wright $20M Curtis Granderson $13M Bartolo Colon $9M Chris Young $7.25M Jonathon Niese $5M Ruben Tejada $1.1M Ike Davis $3.5M Eric Young Jr. $1.85M Subtotal: […]

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Seven Mets Players File For Arbitration

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Seven Mets Players File For Arbitration

The Major League Baseball Players announced that  Daniel Murphy, Ike Davis, Bobby Parnell, Dillon Gee, Eric Young Jr., Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada all filed for salary arbitration today. The Mets can still settle with one or more of these players before their hearing, but once it goes to arbitration, an arbitrator will choose only one of the two figures exchanged by the […]

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Alderson’s Search For Veteran Reliever Is A Valid Concern

An article by posted on January 13, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson’s Search For Veteran Reliever Is A Valid Concern

With Pitchers and Catchers only four weeks away, there remains some work still to be done before the Mets can close the books on this offseason. Sandy Alderson has said repeatedly that he is looking for at least one late-inning reliever that he can sign to a major league contract. MMO asked Alderson if he had […]

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Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 2 – Who’s Crying Now

An article by posted on January 13, 2014 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 2 – Who’s Crying Now

Daniel Murphy was in the Port St. Lucie locker room. His eyes were closed and he was in a deep meditation, envisioning a perfect swing, perfect contact, and a line drive hit to the opposite field to drive in the game winning run. He was distracted from his meditation by a disturbing sound. Someone was […]

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