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Bobby Parnell to Miss Remainder of Season and Undergo Tommy John Surgery
April 7th, 2014 at 10:40 AM
In a piece of news that wasn't entirely unexpected, the New York Mets announced last night that relief pitcher Bobby Parnell will undergo Tommy John surgery. Parnell, who had one ineffective outing on Opening Day, underwent an MRI earlier in the week that revealed he had a partially torn medial...

New York Mets to Add Kyle Farnsworth and Wilmer Flores Wednesday
April 1st, 2014 at 1:50 PM
The New York Mets announced that they will be adding a pair of players to their roster on Wednesday. The Mets will promote Kyle Farnsworth from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace Bobby Parnell on the roster. Farnsworth will likely become the Mets' primary set up man as Jose Valverde assumes...

Bobby Parnell Has Partial MCL Tear in Pitching Elbow
April 1st, 2014 at 12:39 PM
One of the more concerning aspects of yesterday's loss for the New York Mets was the performance of closer Bobby Parnell. Parnell struggled while blowing a save in a 9-7 Mets loss, and his velocity was down as well. The loss of velocity and lack of movement on some pitches...

Mets Add Reliever Jose Valverde to 40-Man Roster
March 27th, 2014 at 12:49 AM
The New York Mets announced Wednesday that they have added veteran relief pitcher Jose Valverde to the 40-man roster, indicating he'll make the 2014 Opening Day roster. Valverde, 36, was signed to a minor league deal in February and has made the most of his camp invite, going 1-0 with...

Vic Black Will Start Season in Minors
March 26th, 2014 at 12:21 PM
Vic Black's rough spring has come back to haunt him. Black entered the spring as the favorite to land the setup job behind closer Bobby Parnell, but he got roughed up to the tune of a 5.79 ERA. Black allowed 13 hits and 10 walks in 9.1 innings. In what...

Kyle Farnsworth Opts Out of Contract
March 24th, 2014 at 12:15 AM
A few days ago, we broke down the bullpen competition for the New York Mets. One man who figured to be losing his battle for a roster spot was Kyle Farnsworth. Farnsworth was competing with Jose Valverde to fill LaTroy Hawkins' role as primary setup man for closer Bobby Parnell...

New York Mets’ Bullpen Starting to Take Shape
March 19th, 2014 at 3:44 PM
One hallmark of Sandy Alderson's tenure as New York Mets general manager has been to avoid overspending for bullpen help. After a couple of big signings for the unit blew up in his face in 2012, Alderson cut back his spending last season and produced one of the more efficient...

John Lannan Makes Final Start of Spring in 6-4 Loss to St. Louis Cardinals
March 12th, 2014 at 5:10 PM
The battle for the final spot in the New York Mets' starting rotation looked to be a three man competition between Jenrry Mejia, John Lannan, and Daisuke Matsuzaka. The battle has taken an interesting twist, however, given the Mets' first round of cuts in the bullpen. The Mets re-assigned four...

New York Mets Get Strong Outing from Zack Wheeler in Sping Win Over Atlanta Braves
March 9th, 2014 at 6:22 PM
New York Mets' pitcher Zack Wheeler certainly isn't shy in confidence. Wheeler told reporters when he arrived at spring training that he was aiming to be the team's Opening Day starter. Even though the Mets are very unlikely to give Wheeler a shot at the Opening Day gig, he will...

New York Mets Sign Reliever Jose Valverde to Minor League Deal
February 12th, 2014 at 10:30 AM
The New York Mets are still looking for the perfect mix of veteran arms to compete for jobs in spring training. After signing Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league deal last week, the Mets added veteran reliever Jose Valverde on a minor league contract, MetsBlog.com reports. Valverde will be invited...

New York Mets Interested in Reliever Joel Hanrahan
February 8th, 2014 at 11:38 AM
With spring training rapidly approaching, the remaining free agents are trying to latch on with a new team before the new year starts. This means a lot of players with major league experience may be forced to settle for low value deals in order to secure a job for the...

Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Best Bargains #4-Darren Oliver
January 26th, 2014 at 1:18 PM
Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in 2014 as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New York Mets ( i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown on Tuesdays with the number seven and work all the...

Bobby Parnell Cleared to Resume Baseball Activities
January 12th, 2014 at 1:38 PM
After seeing his breakthough 2013 campaign end early due to a neck injury, there were concerns about New York Mets' closer Bobby Parnell. Parnell, who saved 22 games in 26 opportunities in 2013, underwent surgery on September 10th for a herniated disk in his neck. Parnell had been slow to...

New York Mets Claim Relief Pitcher Ryan Reid Off Waivers
December 24th, 2013 at 12:11 PM
With Christmas rapidly approaching, the New York Mets have been quiet on the news front along with the rest of baseball. As most front office personnel are getting away to celebrate the holidays with their families, Mets GM Sandy Alderson managed to perform one last bit of business to address...

Bobby Parnell is “Weeks Away” from Baseball Activity
December 14th, 2013 at 3:04 PM
One of the lingering injury concerns for the New York Mets after the 2013 season was the status of closer Bobby Parnell. Parnell was shut down in August with a neck injury and was forced to undergo surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck on September 10th. Not...

New York Mets Plan to Meet with John Axford and Kevin Gregg
December 12th, 2013 at 3:15 PM
After signing Bartolo Colon last night, the New York Mets are now moving on to the next steps of their plan to improve the roster for the 2014 season. One area of need that has been underreported is relief pitching. The Mets have been actively looking for veteran relievers with...

Mets 101 All Star Memories: Billy Wagner (2006-2007)
November 28th, 2013 at 8:39 PM
The mid 2000's was a high point for the New York Mets in terms of talent. The Mets became a destination for free agents under General Manager Omar Minaya, and one of the highest profile guys to sign on the dotted line was closer Billy Wagner. The Mets gave Wagner...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Carlos Torres
November 22nd, 2013 at 7:12 PM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young Jr) as...

LaTroy Hawkins Departs Queens for One Year Deal with Colorado Rockies
November 19th, 2013 at 11:42 AM
The New York Mets suffered their first free agent defection this winter, and it was not one they were expecting. LaTroy Hawkins, who the Mets wanted to bring back after a strong 2013 season, signed a one year deal worth 2.5 million dollars with the Colorado Rockies, Kristie Ackert of...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Scott Rice
November 17th, 2013 at 12:02 PM
Now that the 2013 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting pitching, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (David Aardsma) to Y (Eric Young Jr) as...