Tag: Parnell

Reversal Of Fortune: From Ryan Braun To Chris Young

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
Reversal Of Fortune: From Ryan Braun To Chris Young

One can’t get a louder denial of the irresponsible and totally bogus report of the New York Mets discussing Ryan Braun than today’s announced deal for Chris Young. That’s the restaurant equivalent of thinking about Morton’s for dinner, but settling for McDonald’s. Actually, the best thing that could happen to the Mets is Young failing his physical to void […]

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Letting LaTroy Hawkins Go Shows Mets’ Faith In Vic Black

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Letting LaTroy Hawkins Go Shows Mets’ Faith In Vic Black

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, LaTroy Hawkins signed with the Colorado Rockies for $2.25 MM earlier in the week — and according to reports, the Mets low-balled him. While I can understand not wanting to invest in a player of his age, the fact that the Mets didn’t match $2.25 million is somewhat telling. Of […]

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Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: Hawkins Wanted Too Much For His Age, Black Will Close If Parnell Isn’t Ready

The Rockies agreed to terms with veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins on a one-year, $2.25 million deal, last night. The contract includes a $2.25MM option for 2015 with a $250K buyout and will be official once Hawkins passes a physical on Thursday. Hawkins will close games for Colorado who get themselves a steal. Sandy Alderson weighed in on […]

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Mets Arbitration Predictions and Non-Tender Candidates

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Arbitration Predictions and Non-Tender Candidates

MLB Trade Rumors posted their arbitration predictions today. Daniel Murphy stands to be the biggest winner nearly doubling his 2013 salary to $5.8 million dollars. Guaranteed Contracts David Wright – $11.0 million (2013), $20.0 million Jon Niese – $3.0 million (2013), $5.05 million Arbitration 1 Dillon Gee – $527,375 (2013) $3.4 million Ruben Tejada – […]

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Sandy Alderson Responds To Jeff Wilpon’s Comments

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Responds To Jeff Wilpon’s Comments

“The Mets aren’t ready to trade most of their team just yet.” writes Dan Martin of the New York Post. That was his takeaway after listening to Mets GM Sandy Alderson respond to comments made by the team’s COO Jeff Wilpon on Tuesday. While there’s no doubt Jeff Wilpon was correct in pointing out the […]

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No Multi-Year Deals Expected For Current Mets Players

An article by posted on October 18, 2013 0 Comments
No Multi-Year Deals Expected For Current Mets Players

A source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, “Do not expect any comparable multi-year deals this offseason for players under the Mets’ control.” By comparable, it’s a reference to the 5-year deal Jon Niese signed with the Mets before the 2012 season. Rubin indicates that the best candidates for such a deal would be arbitration […]

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Ya Gotta Believe: Mets Starting Pitching Is Not Far From NL’s Elite

An article by posted on October 9, 2013 0 Comments
Ya Gotta Believe: Mets Starting Pitching Is Not Far From NL’s Elite

Joel Sherman lauds the Boston Red Sox offense in a piece he did for the New York Post on Monday, suggesting when all is said and done it’s the Sox’ offense that might separate them from the rest of the post season playoff contenders. According to Sherman that’s because strong pitching is a given and an almost automatic […]

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Mets Prospect Face-Off: Jack Leathersich vs. Jeff Walters

An article by posted on October 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Prospect Face-Off: Jack Leathersich vs. Jeff Walters

Who do you think will make it to the big league bullpen first: Jack Leathersich or Jeff Walters? Here’s what some of our guys had to say: John Bernhardt: Jeff Walters had a breakout season for the B-Mets in Binghamton. Used exclusively in the closer’s role, Walters was lights out setting single season and career […]

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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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Mets Have Played .500 Baseball Since Wheeler Arrived

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Played .500 Baseball Since Wheeler Arrived

It’s remarkable. A lot has happened since that long ago Tuesday in mid June when the Mets swept the Braves in Atlanta and Zack Wheeler made his major league debut. Super Tuesday they dubbed it… The Mets were decimated as they entered play that day, a battered team that had lost 11 of the 14 […]

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