Bobby Parnell warms up 2

Chance of surgery for Bobby Parnell is 50-50

Doctors have told Bobby Parnell there’s a 50-50 chance he’ll need to have surgery on the partially torn UCL in his right elbow (Rubin, April 3).

Parnell said that he would like to be able to make a potential decision on surgery quickly:

“I want to make sure if I do have surgery I give myself the best bet to get back for next year and have the recovery time.”

At the same time, Parnell is hopeful of being able to avoid surgery:

“They felt like I had a good chance of coming back from it from where the tear is. They’re going to try it. If it doesn’t work, then the surgery is there. If it does work, then continue pitching.”

Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that the UCL tear Parnell has is in a thicker part of the ligament than Matt Harvey‘s UCL tear was.

Parnell is in the middle of two weeks of prescribed rest, and is expected to begin a four week throwing program afterwards. The success of the throwing program will determine whether or not Parnell will be able to avoid surgery.




48 comments
Dan Asnis
Dan Asnis

100% chance he needs Tommy John

nolrog
nolrog

Terry Collins is doing his best to make sure everyone needs Tommy John.  114 pitches for Wheeler in his first start is worry some. 

Mont5
Mont5

A tear is a tear no matter how you look at it. See you next year Parnell

Shawn R. Babcock
Shawn R. Babcock

The Mets new injury timetable should be:


If you're out a week. Take two.


If you're out 2 weeks. Take a month.

So on.


If you're like Parnell. Shut it down.

nym68
nym68

The percentages used in the article are wrong. It should read 99/1 that Bobby No Heat needs surgery. And the 1 isn't for rehab. It's for retirement

ponzies86
ponzies86

it's sad when your minor league team from top to bottom is better then the major league team! 

Doubleday
Doubleday

DOWN ON THE FARM:  Montero - 6IP, 0R 4H 0BB 5K; Nieuwenheis 4-4 with a HR; even PH Bobby Abreu got a hit

Nick Ang
Nick Ang

better than his chances of converting a save

chasesimms
chasesimms

 It really does not matter.  This team is an embarrassment with or without Parnell.  

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

The doctors forgot to factor in that Parnell plays for the Mets. So no matter what the %s are you have to put a + between them so it's 100% chance he'll need surgery. The only thing that's 50-50 with the Mets is if he'll just have the surgery ASAP or wait till like the summer and cost Parnell most if not all of next season as well.

vipregan
vipregan

They should rename this team the New York Tommy Johns.

Robert Nolan
Robert Nolan

100% is more realistic. It's a torn ligament. It's not going to heal with continued wear and tear....get real Bobby

nyjnym
nyjnym

this could be the year where a teams BP era is over 6 for the whole year

eric88
eric88

Mets have the worst record in NL, winless.

I think they will be last wire to wire, unfortunately.

nolrog
nolrog

My biggest concern is that they screw around for a while and then have the surgery anyway, and then he's out not only this year, but half of next year as well. 


The post says that after 2 weeks, he's going to begin a throwing program for 4 weeks.  That means it won't be until mid-May by the time they make the decision, maybe longer if they are not sure, so surgery end of May, perhaps even into June, which then puts half of next year in jeopardy.

Chris Biehl
Chris Biehl

Come join the group: Born N Bred true met fan Nation

ponzies86
ponzies86

Captain K with a gun out at home! 

51's 0- Fresno 0 after 2


Nick Congello
Nick Congello

It bothers me how there was so many small under the radar moves that could've easily been materialized but the mets decided to go with their own guys.. I know it's still early but Bonafacio>Tejeda, Marmol would've been a nice low cost addition. Nelson Cruz over Chris Young any day of the week.

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

Amazing is what Phil niekro and Mickey lolich did in their time...... 4 times pitching 300 or more innings in a season.Carlton might have come close to that too..and Niekro and Lolich were not of the biggest stature..both were 6'1 180 lbs.

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

Harvey,Hefner,Parnell now.. whats next? Hudgens and Warthen both suck why are they still here?

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

I wonder if we lose the next 2 games if Collins will still be here?..lol

nym68
nym68

It's not like this team will need a closer when he's done resting....

TheJMan
TheJMan

Only a 10% chance of it being 50-50

90% chance of it being 100%

Mets injury math----second-rate organization

Fire Fred, Prince Jeff and Saul

John G Oleon
John G Oleon

another babied pitcher who gets hurt. Your arm is a muscle which requires repetetion and work to stay strong, instead another hurt guy. To make it worse , he will rehab until July, get surgery and we will isa him for 2014 and 2015 

Doubleday
Doubleday

I'll ask the same question I asked after Harvey was diagnosed:  How many pitchers on one team need to require the exact same surgery before you re-evaluate the pitching coach?  


Follow-up question:  Why are more and more pitchers tearing their UCL in an era when everyone's on a pitch count, when guys like Seaver, Ryan, and Gibson could pitch endless innings and not tear a thing?

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

Pitchers break.  Constantly and easily.  It's extremely rare to find one that's both skilled and resilient.  The pitching motion is one of the most unnatural things you can do in sports.  That's why you pay huge bucks for free agent pitchers, because they've demonstrated that they can do it over a period of time without breaking.  People like to make lists of all the Mets pitching depth.  History tells us this, if there are 7, one might be good, one or two might be average, 2 will remain healthy and fail and 2 will leave due to injury. 


What's my point?


The Mets are in desperate need of position players.  Deal a (suspect) for something that can help the team now.  Hope that (suspect) falls in the bottom two categories.

ponzies86
ponzies86

Get the surgery now and get it over with sooner then later

crafalko17
crafalko17

Sounds like Harvey...it's going to be surgery. He will be out a year. Hope he comes back next season at 100% throwing 95+ because damn we will need him then.

PaulKushJr
PaulKushJr

@metsblog This is the @Mets we are talking about. Chances of surgery on Parnell is 100%. Let's hope they fix the correct arm.

nym68
nym68

@ponzies86  if you're basing your opinion of the 51's off their MILB feed there's something wrong with you. You don't really get a true idea how anyone is performing from one halfass continuous shot. Also, I watched Kirk in person at Cashman Field last season and trust me...he's a AAAA player. The field is huge, pitchers have a lot of trouble throwing breaking pitches, and the ball flies there. Then when the Mets call him up he can't hit because all he's ever seen are flat fastballs. I agree that Montero deserves a shot....but as for Captain K...

ponzies86
ponzies86

@doubleday  Give me Montero now! The man has control! I can't believe there were some fans last season talking about packaging Montero for a big bat, I rather package Wheeler, Montero been consistent thru out his minor league career

rico
rico

@Macacawitz  I think that was the plan for July when teams are looking to bail or bolster. Can't start dealing at game 4. 


They could however sign some of the remaining FA's out there, whatever is left.


Can Jordanny play 1st?  :)

rico
rico

@ponzies86  they have to wait a couple of weeks for the inflammation to go down to even do the surgery so stop being so insistent. Maybe you should get some surgery tonight?

ponzies86
ponzies86

@nym68 @ponzies86  Dude lay off the meds, That AAA team would compete with this current Mets roster now and there pitching rotation is about equal. That team is much fun to watch too. 

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@rico @MacacawitzSure. Probably as well as anyone they have now.  I don't think they'd be willing to go there again.  Pretty sure that bridge has been burned.

rico
rico

@Macacawitz @rico  Jordanny crashed and burned in the Dominican league last winter. He had a minor league contract with the Marlins but don't know if he's still here.  He quit his Dominican League team because they pinch hit for him. He had talent but between his me - first, PEDs and crap personality…..welll he'll probably end up winning a ring with the Dodgers or the Yanks