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Mets 101 Season in Review: Bullpen
October 3rd, 2014 at 7:05 PM
The New York Mets 2014 season is over, and as part of our offseason coverage we will take a look back at how the Mets performed in each phase of the game this past season. Over the next several days we will review the Mets' offense, starting pitching, and bullpen....

Bobby Parnell on Track to Be Ready for Spring Training
September 3rd, 2014 at 11:45 PM
The New York Mets' bullpen has been a strength of the team for much of this season. The unit is poised to get even stronger next season when Bobby Parnell returns. Parnell was lost for the year on March 31st after an MRI revealed he required Tommy John surgery. Parnell...

Report: New York Mets Planning to Use Bobby Parnell as Closer in 2015
August 23rd, 2014 at 3:39 PM
Jenrry Mejia's emergence as a solid closer for the New York Mets has been an unexpected development to say the least. Mejia had long resisted a move to the bullpen, but the Mets believed that Mejia would be more effective and healthier as a reliever. The move paid off in...

Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia Have Become Lethal 1-2 Punch for New York Mets’ Bullpen
July 24th, 2014 at 8:53 AM
For years, the New York Mets struggled to put a bullpen together. The Mets have rolled through various high and low cost veterans for the past five years trying to find a mix of relievers that could effectively close games for them. No combination has worked, causing the Mets to...

Mejia Settling into Closers Role for Mets
May 29th, 2014 at 2:39 AM
For the past few seasons, Jenrry Mejia has been something of a question mark for the Mets, as the highly talented hurler has struggled to stay healthy and stick with the big club over parts of four seasons. After making the team as a starter out of Spring Training, Mejia...

Closing Games May Be Roller Coaster Ride for New York Mets
April 25th, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Aside from teams with elite closers, like Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel, the turnover rate in the closer's role is very high. Nearly half the teams in the major leagues will end up changing closers during a given season for different reasons, primarily injury and poor performance. The New York Mets know...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
April 8th, 2014 at 6:08 PM
The New York Mets (2-4) hit the road for the first time in 2014, as they meet their NL East rival Atlanta Braves (4-2) Monday evening at Turner Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM. Tonight's game kicks off a nine-game road trip for the Mets, who had the...

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...

New York Mets’ Bullpen Implodes in Extra Inning Loss to Washington Nationals
March 31st, 2014 at 5:20 PM
Everything seemed to be going the New York Mets' way early in the day on Monday. The Mets built a 4-2 lead against the Washington Nationals and starter Dillon Gee had a strong outing. The Mets' bullpen, however, got involved and everything went downhill from there. The Mets' relievers combined...

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...

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...

Mets 101 Spring Training News and Notes
February 11th, 2014 at 9:48 PM
Throughout Spring Training, Mets 101 will keep an eye on developments coming out of Port St. Lucie, leading up to and through their Grapefruit League opener on February 28 against Washington. We'll keep you posted periodically on player performance, roster moves and injury updates as the Mets prepare for the...

New York Mets Focus on Bullpen Help, Talking to Fernando Rodney
January 24th, 2014 at 4:46 PM
With the recent additions of John Lannan and Daisuke Matsuzaka shoring up the team's rotation depth, New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson appears ready to shift his focus to the team's bullpen. The Mets are still looking to replace veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins, who departed at the beginning of the...

New York Mets Settle Arbitration Cases with Six Players
January 18th, 2014 at 7:57 PM
As Sandy Alderson wraps up his fourth offseason as general manager of the New York Mets, the matter of arbitration eligible players has come up. Every year, each club has to exchange salary figures with players eligible for salary arbitration. The Mets ended up with seven players eligible for arbitration...

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...

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...