Entries from Mike's Mets tagged with 'Bobby Parnell'

K-Rod Trade Was the Right Move

I was working on another piece for the blog tonifht when I read the news that Frankie Rodriguez was traded to Milwaukee along with cash for "two players to be named". I was somewhat surprised when I read this. While...

As The Mets Turn

In spite of the whirlwind of analysis and criticism that can only germinate from the ultimate major market in sports, for the first 22 games of the season this scribe has calculatedly refrained from rendering judgment on our 2011 Mets....

Opening Week Observations

I was sitting in front of my television set yesterday doing my best to enjoy yesterday's home opener. Several times during the game I found myself muttering "this team sucks" in frustration with yet another failure to deliver a big...

Season Preview: Armed or Just Dangerous?

In Part One of our season preview we put forth our thoughts on the financial situation surrounding the Mets. In part 2 we'll take a look at the team that's been assembled and what can be reasonably expected from them....

A Fifth Is Down the Hatch

Little has been made of the Mets ascent to first place in the NL East simply because this is a team that is constantly overanalyzed and ripped asunder to the negative. Early spring twinges in the left arm of Johan...

Your Official 2009 Keys to the Mets, Part 1

As I mentioned Thursday, I think there are too many variables in place to make any effort to predict what might happen this season a crapshoot. I can see this team anywhere from around .500 to well into the 90s...

Some Thoughts with a Week to Go

I watched last night's game against the Orioles and came away impressed by several things I saw. Although Oliver Perez still wasn't throwing his best fastball, he certainly looked much better than he did his first couple of outings back...

Two Weeks to Go -- The Bullpen

It's not exactly a secret that the Mets bullpen was their downfall last September, so it's no surprise that most of us are wishing, hoping and praying that this year's edition performs as well as it looks on paper. In...

More Thoughts on the Bench

In many ways, the battle for bench and bullpen spots have been the most compelling of the spring for the Mets, particularly since no one really seemed inclined to battle Livan Hernandez all that hard for the fifth starter's job....

Things Going Right

Tim Redding won't be ready to open the season with the Mets. John Maine isn't throwing his curveball yet. Freddie Garcia looks like what he is -- a thirty-something pitcher trying to come back from shoulder surgery. Livan Hernandez can't...

The Bullpen and Fifth Starter

By all accounts, Freddy Garcia had his best outing of the spring so far and still hasn't improved his chances of locking down a fifth starter's job that many thought was his to lose coming into camp. Garcia allowed the...

Adios, Duaner

I was surprised to see the Mets cut Duaner Sanchez today. I wasn't totally shocked, but I expected them to wait until closer to the end of spring training. Sure, it would have cost them another $100,000 or so to...

Meet the...Hey, Who ARE These Guys?

Even a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day at the office, so please don't take any portion of this post as a complaint. The sun was shining, not a drop of rain fell, there were...

Out of Left Field?

I promise to get to the conclusions for the 2009 Mets previews series, but I wanted to weigh in on some of the weekend's news. The biggest news was Jerry Manuel's pronouncement that Daniel Murphy was the Mets everyday LF...

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