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  1. 2015 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 24, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Will the return of Matt Harvey and the offseason signing of Michael Cuddyer propel the Mets into contention?

  2. Noah Syndergaard just learned not to eat his lunch in the clubhouse during a game

    Mar 3, 2015, 4:15 PM EDT

    Noah Syndergaard

    Because, if he does, David Wright and Bobby Parnell are gonna go kick his butt.

  3. Bobby Parnell to face live hitters this weekend for first time since Tommy John surgery

    Feb 24, 2015, 11:03 PM EDT

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    Bobby Parnell is going to open the 2015 regular season on the 15-day disabled list, but an early-May debut seems to be within reach at this moment.

  4. Mets expect Bobby Parnell to begin season on disabled list

    Feb 17, 2015, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Before blowing out his elbow Parnell posted a 2.79 ERA with 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings from 2010-2013.

  5. Padres sign Jose Valverde

    Jan 10, 2015, 4:26 PM EDT

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    Here’s a friendly reminder that Valverde served as the Mets’ closer for a stretch last season.

  6. Bobby Parnell, Mets avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Jan 7, 2015, 11:02 AM EDT

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    Parnell made just one appearance last season before undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery.

  7. Jenrry Mejia undergoes hernia surgery

    Oct 2, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT

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    After taking over the Mets’ closer role in May, Mejia posted a 2.72 ERA and 60/21 K/BB ratio over 56 1/3 innings while going 28-for-31 in save opportunities.

  8. Mets place Vic Black on disabled list with herniated disk in neck

    Aug 28, 2014, 8:57 PM EDT

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    Vic Black has emerged as an effective late-inning bridge for the Mets this season, but now he’s headed to the 15-day disabled list with a herniated disk in his neck.

  9. Henderson Alvarez leaves start with stiff right elbow

    May 28, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

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    The elbow injury epidemic simply can’t be stopped. CSNWashington.com’s Mark Zuckerman reports that Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez was removed from his start Wednesday night against the Nationals after experiencing stiffness in his pitching elbow.

  10. Jeurys Familia could be the Mets’ new closer

    May 11, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

    Jeurys Familia

    24-year-old right-hander Jeurys Familia has been solid out of the bullpen for the Mets, and manager Terry Collins says he could be the club’s new closer soon.

  11. Report: Joel Hanrahan looked “great” during his throwing session today

    Apr 17, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT

    Joel Hanrahan

    Lots of teams watched Joel Hanrahan throw today.

  12. Mets sticking with Jose Valverde as closer despite homers

    Apr 17, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jose Valverde Mets

    Working in a non-save situation with a five-run lead last night Jose Valverde served up a pair of home runs to the Diamondbacks before eventually finishing up a Mets victory.

  13. Mets expected to attend throwing session for Joel Hanrahan

    Apr 7, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

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    With Bobby Parnell headed for Tommy John surgery, the Mets could be a match for free agent reliever Joel Hanrahan.

  14. Bobby Parnell will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday

    Apr 6, 2014, 10:26 PM EDT

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    The Mets received some unfortunate news about their young closer on Sunday.

  15. Bobby Parnell is “50-50″ to need Tommy John surgery

    Apr 4, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    For now Bobby Parnell is trying the rest-and-rehab route, but the Mets closer told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that doctors have told him it’s “50-50″ that he’ll eventually require Tommy John surgery to repair a torn elbow ligament.

  16. Mets add Kyle Farnsworth to the bullpen

    Apr 1, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Kyle Farnsworth had been slated to begin the season at Triple-A after signing a minor-league deal with the Mets, but Bobby Parnell’s elbow injury opened up a spot in the bullpen.

  17. Mets closer Bobby Parnell has a partially torn elbow

    Apr 1, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Mets closer Bobby Parnell showed decreased velocity while blowing a save against the Nationals on Opening Day and the team just announced that he has a partially torn MCL in his elbow.

  18. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT

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    Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.

  19. Jose Valverde will be the Mets’ primary setup man

    Mar 27, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jose Valverde Mets

    Not only has Jose Valverde secured a spot in the Mets’ bullpen six weeks after joining the team on a minor-league deal, manager Terry Collins said yesterday that the 36-year-old will begin the season as the primary setup man. And with closer Bobby Parnell potentially not being available for a full workload as he returns…

  20. 2014 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Mets. The Big Question: Can the Mets finish with 80 or more wins for the first time…

  21. Bobby Parnell faces hitters for first time since last July

    Mar 1, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

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    According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets closer Bobby Parnell faced hitters today for the first time since last July 30. Parnell, who had surgery last September to repair a herniated disk in his neck, threw batting practice against a group of teammates including Daniel Murphy and David Wright. Parnell has been bothered…

  22. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  23. The Mets are willing to spend to add a “closer type”

    Feb 3, 2014, 8:33 PM EDT

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    The Mets signed veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league contract today, but they aren’t done attempting to improve their bullpen. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York was told by a source unaffiliated with the team that the Mets “have allotted dollars” to add a closer-type. Bobby Parnell is the incumbent at closer, but…

  24. Mets have been in touch with Fernando Rodney, hoping his price dropped

    Jan 24, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets have checked in with free agent reliever Fernando Rodney as well as many other relievers, hoping that prices had fallen “way down”. An executive Sherman spoke to said that he wouldn’t classify anything as “hot”. The Mets’ bullpen is comprised of a lot of…

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