parnell pitching

Parnell begins throwing

Mets reliever Bobby Parnell, out for the season as he recovers from elbow surgery, played catch for the first time on Saturday  since feeling elbow pain on Opening Day (Vorkunov, Aug. 9)

Parnell had a partial tear of the UCL and underwent Tommy John surgery to repair the ligament (Metsblog, April 6th). 

Parnell underwent the procedure on April 8.




21 comments
Metniac
Metniac

Everybody is an expert, yet none of us know what the Mets are going to do about any player.  Wishing Bobby a full recovery.

mets2014
mets2014

parnell will no doubt be non-tendered this offseason...they may bring him back on a minor league deal, but there is no way they are going to allocate over $4M on a huge question mark...wouldn't make good business sense

clyde69
clyde69

Niese or Gee  and Flores for Starlin Castro.

clyde69
clyde69

Try to move Granderson and EY this off season.

clyde69
clyde69

Parnell would be a great trade chip along with Thor and denDecker for Stanton.

supert
supert

If things continue to play out as they have thus far this season one of the intriguing things moving forward will be to see what happens with Parnell & the Mets.

rico
rico

You know how they say "some pitchers actually gain velocity on their pitches after Tommy John"? If Parnell gains velocity he'll be Sid Finn.

Daniel Burnard
Daniel Burnard

It leave him looking for a job. Its his last year of arbitration next year and they are not going to offer him it at 4 million esp when he got 3.7 mill for nothing this year.

1harris1
1harris1

The forgotten man! Good to see him making progress healthwise.

roman411
roman411

With Familia and Mejia pitching as well as they are, where does this leave Parnell (if he comes back pitching lights out)?  Mejia as closer and alternate the 7th/8th with Parnell & Familia? Great possibilities and not trying to "put the cart before the horse" but this could end up being one of the best bullpens in MLB next season.

mets2014
mets2014

@clyde69  probably more like niese or gee, Montero and plawecki, but wouldn't be surprised if Chicago insisted on syndergaard instead of montero

DarrolRayFanClub
DarrolRayFanClub

@kingman76 What does Hefner getting injured 12 months after his surgery have anything to do with another person's timetable. Everyone is different and they are well aware of the fine line between rushing someone and waiting too long to stretch them out. For all you know, Hefner was babied too much

lagaresgg
lagaresgg

Parnell needs to be the 7th inning man. Familia And mejia are lock downs for the late innings

Steve Finelli
Steve Finelli

@DarrolRayFanClub @kingman76 no he wasn't.  12-18 months is the recommended timetable with more and more leaning to 14-18 mos after the rash of second surgeries.  You have to give the muscle time to form and cure in your body. That alone could be 12 months depending on the patient. Parnell's injury however was to the medial collateral ligament not the ulnar collateral ligament and it wasn't a full tear so his healing time and rehab will be shorter.

Nicholas Vargas
Nicholas Vargas

Can't trust putting Familia in with runners on base. Parnell and Black would be brought in when a pitcher's struggling