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Bobby Parnell cleared, doing well and looking strong

Bobby Parnell has been fully cleared for baseball activities (Rubin, Jan. 9).

Parnell had surgery for a herniated disk in his neck on Sept. 10.

In December, Sandy Alderson told reporters Parnell had gained all the weight back he lost after surgery and he’s confident his closer will be ready for Spring Training.

“He looked terrific, toned, strong, limber,” according to someone who recently saw Parnell (Rubin, Jan. 9).

Nevertheless, Alderson is reportedly looking for a veteran set-up man (either by trade or minor-league deal) to compete with RHP Vic Black in the event Parnell is not ready for the start of the season.

The Mets had been linked to free-agents RHP Alfredo Aceves (Cafardo, Nov. 13) and RHP Mitchell Boggs (Sherman, Dec. 9), as well as RHP John Axford (Duquette, Dec. 11) and Chris Perez (Rubin, Dec. 9), both of whom inked deals with other teams.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

My bet has been on Aceves, only because he was the first guy mentioned as a possibility, way back in November. Of course, I haven’t heard him mentioned since then. He’s still a free agent, as is Boggs and others, and the Mets could still acquire a pitcher in trade for Ike Davis, so there is time on this acquisition…

Parnell, Black, Jeurys Familia, Gonzalez Germen, Scott Rice, Josh Edgin and Carlos Torres are still the odds-on-favorites to end up in the opening day bullpen, with Joel Carreno, Jack Leathersich and Jeff Walters creating a bit of buzz, as well.




19 comments
Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

I don't want aceves at all he stinks, jeremy Hefner should be our long man and we need a real 8th inning guy, we should

Go after krod he had a nice year last yr and would cost low money and 1 year

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

I hope Parnell performs like he did last year, he's a huge part of the mets success.

sylow59
sylow59

"My bet has been on Aceves, only because he was the first guy mentioned as a possibility, way back in November. Of course, I haven’t heard him mentioned since then. He’s still a free agent, as is Boggs and others, and the Mets could still acquire a pitcher in trade for Ike Davis, so there is time on this acquisition…"

What does this have to do with the headline?

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

This is good news and good to hear.

nagel100
nagel100

that is very good news on a team that really needs some.


i guess Mr. Boras is finding it hard to get Drew and Morales their 3 year deal he promised.  they actually turned down 14 million for one year.,


would we?   Boston should not be interested in Drew.  they have their shortstop already.  Mets are playing this out correctly and could get him for a 2 year deal.  maybe one with an option.  10 million per.  


morales is not going to get what he wants.  period.

oleosmirf
oleosmirf

The idea that Vic Black is 2nd in line for saves is pretty scary. Sure he was impressive, but the guy has very limited MLB experience. They have to have some veteran presence in there so the bullpen has at least some insurance against a total collapse.

Sylvan Migdal
Sylvan Migdal

Aceves has been awful the last two years, even in the minors. Maybe you bring him in on a minor league deal, but I'd be very disappointed if he made the opening day bullpen. If the Mets are really looking to bring in someone to compete for a late-inning role, I can't imagine he's the guy.

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

what about Vic Paint it Black? and the other former Pirate  Ryan Reid?

Denise Mulé
Denise Mulé

Yea!! At least we hope we can have Bobby pitch some good games for the METS!!!

mets2014
mets2014

even though parnell is on the right track, it would be foolish not to bring in a Hawkins-type pitcher that can either set up or close...kevin Gregg comes to mind

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

If the mets can get morales and drew, that would be significant upgrades, I really hope they get that done. We would have our leadoff batter and 5th hitter we could be a 85 win team

fhc1224
fhc1224

@mets2014 that is who I have been thinking they should sign.  good set up man, capable closer if needed.  probably can get him for 2-3 million on a 1 year or 5 million on a 2.


bill metsiac
bill metsiac

How about K-Rod, if he'd take a Minor League deal with ST invite?

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

We def need an experiences late inning guy, and I want krod too he's been good since he left the mets and would take him on a major league deal why not ? It will be low money 1 yr deal and he's sti good