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Mets sign Bobby Parnell to one-year, $3.7 million deal

The Mets avoided arbitration with Bobby Parnell, signing him to a one-year, $3.7 million deal (Sherman).

Parnell can earn a $50,000 bonus if he appears in 60 games.

Parnell had 22 saves with a 2.16 ERA and 1.000 WHIP over 50 innings last season.

He earned $1.7 million in 2013 and was projected to earn $3.2 million in 2014 (MLBTR).


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

Parnell called in to Mets Hot Stove on Thursday evening and had this to say about his neck surgery: “Everything is going well. Everything is attached. Everything is put back to where it was and I’m feeling good and ready to get the season started.”

Parnell told reporters on Thursday that he still thinks he’s the Mets’ closer.

“In my head, I feel like I’m still the closer,” he said. “I’ll go with that until told otherwise.”

32 comments
John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

Last year the Mets only won 74 games..........................

They then lost (arguably) the most dominant pitcher in baseball and replaced it with an overweight 41 year old steroid user who just got his final contract and will almost certainly breakdown by July.  Put up his stats all you want last year, but his avg era for the prior 6 seasons and number of starts is not that impressive.  This is definitely a NEGATIVE.


They have lost John Buck's production that he gave them (15 homers and 60 rbi's in 101 games) and replaced it with a rookie.  I like TdA, but this has got to be a NEGATIVE (at least this year...at best a wash)


They have lost Marlon Byrd's production (75 runs scored, 24 homers, and 88 RBI's) and replaced it with Curtis Granderson, who I like, but opnly played in 61 games last year.  I would expect this to be a straight WASH in productivity numbers...Look at Granderson's 2006-2010 seasons...very close to this production.


They...I dunno...gain??? Chris Young..........who projects to hit about .230 with 18 homers and 60 RBI's (and I think these are favorable)...which our rotating band of misfits produced for a fraction of the cost last year.



....................They have not addressed shortstop, a clean-up hitter, another starter, and bullpen help.

.........................................How can they possibly add to this total with the current team constructed?

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

You have to score runs and be in the lead in order to utilize a closer...

Checklist Still for 2014:

___ Cleanup Hitter (Trade???  Or...Sign Nelson Cruz to a 1 year deal and he can cash in elsewhere next year...maybe Morales if we have to package with Drew due to Boras)

___ Shortstop  (Drew...3 years @ $12 million as a gap to Gavin Cecchini...so stop complaining about the # of years, please)


___ Mid-Relief Pitcher (Hanrahan? I don't think he'll get a closing job elsewhere and could be stronger after TJ surgery)

___ 5th Starter (Chen?  Lannan?  Dice-K? Johan?  Any one of these 4 is fine if a minor league deal/ST invite....)

rico
rico

Good deal for the Mets. 

Parnell might not be the 2nd coming of Mo Rivera but he seems like a quality pitcher. Considering Ike Davis just got 3.5 million for kind of sucking, I'm glad Parnell is in the fold.

Jimmy P.
Jimmy P.

One year deals all around.

Wait until '15

drmetfan
drmetfan

If he pitches well this year he will be trade bait come the trading deadline. 

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

@John Paul Cullinane  Simple

First of all, losing Harvey is not that much of a deterrent. Regardless of how well Harvey pitched, the team didn't win when he pitched, after April he was only 5-5. How many games did Harvey loose 1-0, 2-1. 


And as for Bryd, he remember he didn't hit all 24 HRs and 88RBIs with the Mets...he did it with Pittsburgh too


John Buck was not as good as his numbers indicate as he had that insane April, after that his stats just trailed off. d'Arnaud should def be an improvement. 


Remember, we get a full season of Wheeler, and d'Arnaud and hopefully a healthy Niese and Parnell, and Syndergaard will be up before long. 


An one thing with Tejada and Davis. They were so bad last year that any production from them you could call an improvement 

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

@Brian Daley Remember that arbitration deals are usually one year deals. David Price and GIoncarlo stanton got one year deals too 

Andrew Wharton
Andrew Wharton

@Brian Daley He's not eligible for FA until after the 2015 season, so a long-term deal doesn't make sense. Moreover, it almost never makes sense to give relievers big contracts. They're incredibly replaceable and can be inconsistent--which is why they're not starters.

mets2014
mets2014

@Brian Daley I think it is a combination of parnell coming off an injury and the fact that he has not even been a full time closer for a full season yet...I think this was the right move...if he has a strong healthy season in 2014 perhaps they give him a multiyear deal

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

@John Paul Cullinane honestly, i would be very intrigued by Cruz at this point. They were interested with him earlier in the offseason before they signed Granderson. I mean what is going on with him? i haven't heard so much as a rumor about him in over a month. He's totally forgotten out there, and with Spring approaching, he'll have to sign sooner or later. If the price is right, you have to consider it 

drmetfan
drmetfan

Had these guys been Jose Reyes and David Wright type they would all get multi year deals to buy out their arbitration years. That's what Minaya did with Reyes and Wright.

sylow59
sylow59

@Jimmy P.

1) do you not understand the arbitration years?

2) do you want the Mets to give a multi-year deal given to a player coming off a neck injury?

3) do you just want to complain?

metstastic
metstastic

He has one more year of arbitration. If he pitches well, I would extend him and buy out his remaining year. Good closers are hard to find and expensive (10-15M per year).

Lee Lewin
Lee Lewin

@drmetfan Or if he pitches well then they  may give him a 3 year deal as he could prove to be the closer for the future. 

Jimmy P.
Jimmy P.

Wait till 15. Oi vey you ladies are touchy

stemog
stemog

@sylow59@Jimmy P.Seriously! Look around the majors. 95 out of 100 guys eligible for arbitration get 1-year contracts.

Lee Lewin
Lee Lewin

@sylow59 @Jimmy P. 


Let me answer this for hi sylow.


1. No he doens't understand arbitration years

2. Yes, so he could say they are spending money

3. YES, YES, and YES

mets2014
mets2014

@Brian Daley@mets2014 I agree...no big splash coming...best case scenario, drew has no other where to turn to and is forced to sign with the mets...I can see a major league deal to a kevin Gregg type reliever and a minor league deal to a diceK type of starter...I wouldn't be shocked to see a lot of activity prior to the trade deadline

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

@mets2014@John Paul CullinaneSign Drew for 3 years 'til Gavin C is ready....then make a trade for a cleanup hitter where we give:


Lagares/EYJ 

+ one of 

Nimmo/Puello 

+ one of 

Montero/Familia/Mazzoni/Fulmer


...and we take on a bit of contract a team is looking to shed...somewhere.  I don't know who that'd be, but that's Sandy's job.  I just don't want to wait another 3 years for the playoffs...

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

@mets2014@John Paul CullinaneI think it's disgraceful to not have the money in New York and if that's the case, Selig should force them to sell like he did the Dodgers...but they're buddies, so that's not happening...


I believe they SHOULD have it in their budget to be ABLE to sign both Cruz and Drew, but realistically they won't.  I think they COULD possibly sign Drew, but still need a cleanup hitter.  Everything points to needing to make a trade.  My points on previous posts is that if you have so much minor league talent now, you can trade for a cleanup hitter and no kill your farm system.  Besiders Syndergaard, nobody should be untouchable.


...do this, or wait another 3 years...punt again...and tell us "We're just about to round the corner!"


...Tired of this game.

mets2014
mets2014

@John Paul Cullinane@mets2014 I'm with you bro, but they just don't have the cash to bring in either let alone both cruz and drew...to get ONE they would have to move davis AND murphy...I am for anything that will improve the team, but I just don't see it happening

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

@mets2014Look, I'm not a Cruz fan...but if he's willing to do a 1 year deal because Boras gave him terrible advise, then great...sign him.  If you did get Cruz, it would be him in Right, Young in CF, and Granderson in LF...You still need Drew + a reliever though.  Seems like a lot, but Granderson/Young/Fat Boy signings are a waste of money if they don't do anything else............right now, they will have the same record as last year +/- 2 games

mets2014
mets2014

@jose_who@mets2014@Kyle Tompkins@John Paul Cullinane I'm not taking out anyone, because they are not signing cruz...cruz was the fallback if they didn't get granderson....that being said if they somehow got cruz, lagares/e young would sit

Robert James Gunther
Robert James Gunther

One of th few guys I can think of in the past few years to sign a multiyear deal in his first year of arbitration eligibility is Jon Niese. The fewer years a team had to commit the better.

Anthony Testa
Anthony Testa

Well they are not installing confidence in the ticket buyers.

Lee Lewin
Lee Lewin

@Jimmy P. How is the team tanking this year? If that was the case, they would have not signed Granderson, Young, and Colon. Please explain this.