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  1. LaTroy Hawkins plans to pitch next season at age 41

    Sep 23, 2013, 9:05 AM EDT

    LaTroy Hawkins

    On the same day he saved the 100th game of his career Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that he definitely plans to continue pitching next season at age 41. And performance-wise there’s certainly no reason for him to call it quits, as Hawkins has thrown 68 innings with a…

  2. Mets closer Bobby Parnell needs neck surgery

    Sep 10, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Bobby Parnell

    Mets closer Bobby Parnell, who was shut down more than a month ago with a herniated disk in his neck, will undergo surgery at some point according to manager Terry Collins. Parnell tried to rest and rehab the injury and also got an epidural injection, but the problem remained. He fared well stepping into the…

  3. Mets closer Bobby Parnell shut down with herniated disc

    Aug 6, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Bobby Parnell

    Bobby Parnell has been one of the few bright spots for the Mets this season, saving 22 games with a 2.16 ERA in his first full year as closer, but now he’s headed to the disabled list with a herniated disc in his neck. Parnell hadn’t pitched since July 30 and Adam Rubin of ESPN…

  4. The Mets have nothing going on

    Jul 31, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

    Bobby Parnell

    For the second year in a row, the Mets are prepared to sit out the trade deadline, according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, even as they seem well on their way to a fifth straight sub-.500 season. The Mets haven’t shown any interest in moving pieces like closer Bobby Parnell and second baseman…

  5. Pirates beat Mets in 11, earn 55th win

    Jul 12, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Between Pedro Alvarez‘s first-inning, two-run home run and Jordy Mercer‘s walk-off RBI single to center in the 11th, the Pirates couldn’t muster much offense against Mets starter Jeremy Hefner and the bullpen. Pirates starter Charlie Morton held the Mets down through five, but allowed an RBI single to David Wright in the sixth and a…

  6. Shaun Marcum shuts down White Sox to avoid 0-10 start

    Jun 26, 2013, 10:54 PM EDT

    Shaun Marcum

    After nine straight losses to begin the season, the Mets’ Shaun Marcum blanked the White Sox for eight innings on Wednesday and picked up his first victory in a 3-0 game. Bobby Parnell pitched a perfect ninth for his 13th save. Marcum was in danger of becoming the first pitcher since the Cardinals’ Anthony Reyes…

  7. The Mets will not shop Bobby Parnell at the deadline

    Jun 17, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

    Bobby Parnell

    The Mets aren’t contending and Bobby Parnell has been outstanding, posting a 2.83 ERA with nine saves in 23 games. That’s usually a recipe for a trade, with a contender striking a deal for a closer who has very few wins to close. Not this year, though, reports Andy Martino of the Daily News: According…

  8. Mets win four in a row over Yankees, sweep season series for first time ever

    May 30, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT

    Dillon Gee AP

    The struggling Mets likely would have signed up for an even split this week against the crosstown Yankees, but they ended up taking all four games. Dillon Gee struck out a career-high 12 over 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball tonight in a 3-1 victory over the Yankees. After taking both games at Citi Field…

  9. Mets rally late against the Braves to snap losing streak

    May 26, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Ike Davis

    On ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, the Braves wasted a strong effort by starter Julio Teheran and a seventh-inning, go-ahead two-run home run by Dan Uggla to fall to the Mets 4-2. The Braves ended their eight-game winning streak and in so doing, also ended the Mets’ five-game losing streak. The two teams, still, are heading…

  10. Zack Cozart: the Matt Harvey tamer

    May 22, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    Joey Votto, Zack Cozart

    Superman has kryptonite. Matt Harvey has Zack Cozart. Despite being a nearly unhittable pitcher this year, the Reds’ Cozart got four hits off Harvey today en route to a 4 for 5, two-double performance. Overall Harvey had his worst outing of the season, allowing four runs on nine hits in six and a third. One…

  11. UPDATE: Frank Francisco diagnosed with mild flexor pronator strain

    May 13, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

    Frank Francisco Getty

    UPDATE: It turns out it wasn’t all good news for Francisco. Mets assistant general manager John Ricco told Rubin that the veteran reliever was actually diagnosed with a mild strain of the flexor pronator in his right elbow. Either way, he’s going to rest for 72 hours before attempting to throw again. 6:32 PM: Frank…

  12. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 8, 2013, 6:50 AM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning of their MLB Inter League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    Mets 1, White Sox 0: For as good a pitcher as Matt Harvey is, something is clearly wrong with him given that he did not get the win in this game. The object of the game is to win it, Matt. You clearly lack The Will to Win, as I’m sure Hawk Harrelson mentioned during…

  13. Frank Francisco makes scoreless rehab appearance

    May 6, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Frank Francisco Getty

    After various setbacks in his recovery from December elbow surgery Frank Francisco resumed a minor-league rehab assignment yesterday by throwing a scoreless inning at high Single-A. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Francisco was clocked at 93-94 miles per hour while striking out two of the three batters he faced. Bobby Parnell has…

  14. Frank Francisco ready to begin rehab assignment

    Apr 16, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Frank Francisco Getty

    Mets right-hander Frank Francisco will begin a minor-league rehab assignment today at Single-A, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Francisco underwent minor elbow surgery in December and began the season on the disabled list after some setbacks in his recovery during spring training, opening the door for Bobby Parnell to serve as the…

  15. 2013 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 15, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    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 2013 season. Up next: The New York Mets. The Big Question: Can David Wright carry the Mets to .500? The Mets are in a…

  16. Terry Collins doesn’t expect Frank Francisco to be ready for the season

    Mar 2, 2013, 9:40 AM EDT

    Frank Francisco AP

    Frank Francisco arrived at camp with some inflammation following December surgery to remove a bone spur from his throwing elbow, but he managed to resume throwing earlier this week. Relievers generally don’t need much time to get tuned up for the season, but Mets manager Terry Collins isn’t counting on him. According to Adam Rubin…

  17. Frank Francisco resumes throwing, expects to be ready for Opening Day

    Feb 26, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Frank Francisco Getty

    Frank Francisco shook off his elbow problems to throw yesterday for the first time since being shut down with soreness two weeks ago, making tosses from 60 feet on flat ground. According to manager Terry Collins “he threw fine” and was “nice and free and easy.” Francisco had swelling and soreness stemming from his December…

  18. Frank Francisco expected to start throwing again Monday

    Feb 21, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Frank Francisco Getty

    The Mets have already made plans for what happens if Frank Francisco has to begin the season the disabled list following a setback with his elbow injury, but he’s been cleared to start throwing again. Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star Ledger reports that Francisco is scheduled to play catch Monday, which is the first…

  19. Mets maintaining interest in reliever Jose Valverde

    Feb 17, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

    jose valverde getty

    Ken Davidoff of the New York Post has the goods: The door remains “slightly ajar” for free agent Jose Valverde to join the Mets as their closer, an industry source told The Post. As with the Mets’ pursuit of Michael Bourn, you bet against this actually happening. But this is considerably less complicated than the Bourn…

  20. Topps baseball cards refuse to mention Pete Rose

    Feb 13, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    1989-topps-rose

    This year’s Topps baseball cards include “career chase” notes on the back that list how far players are away from various statistical records. For instance, on the back of Mets reliever Bobby Parnell‘s card it says: “With 249 games pitched, Parnell is 1,003 away from Jesse Orosco’s all-time record of 1,252.” However, Rob Harris of…

  21. Bobby Parnell will close for Mets if Frank Francisco is out

    Feb 13, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Bobby Parnell

    Frank Francisco‘s odds of being ready for Opening Day seem slim after the Mets reliever told reporters yesterday that his inflamed elbow is “at zero” percent and manager Terry Collins wasted no time lining up a replacement closer. Marc Carig of New York Newsday reports that Collins called Bobby Parnell last night to tell him…

  22. Frank Francisco on elbow injury: “I’m at zero” percent

    Feb 12, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    frank francisco getty

    General manager Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins had slightly different public stances on Frank Francisco‘s job security as the Mets’ closer recently, but now all of that might not even matter. Francisco told reporters today that his inflamed elbow is still an issue, causing him to be shut down, and when asked to put…

  23. Frank Francisco won’t be handed the Mets’ closer job

    Feb 5, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Frank Francisco Getty

    A month ago Sandy Alderson declined to say he was “confident” in Frank Francisco again being the Mets’ closer and yesterday the general manager took that one step further by basically saying he’ll have to re-win the job in spring training. Francisco had a 5.53 ERA before being shut down with an elbow injury that…

  24. Mets, Bobby Parnell agree at $1.7 million

    Jan 17, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

    Bobby Parnell

    The Mets and Bobby Parnell avoided arbitration Thursday by agreeing to a one-year, $1.7 million contract. The 28-year-old Parnell was eligible for arbitration for the first time after just missing out on Super-Two eligibility last year. He won’t be a free agent until after the 2015 campaign. Parnell finished last season with a 5-4 record,…

  25. Mets looking around for bullpen help

    Dec 29, 2012, 10:28 AM EDT

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    According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Mets are “scouring” the market for bullpen help. He mentions Jose Valverde, Francisco Rodriguez and Matt Capps among those still available, but it’s unclear whether the Mets have any interest in those specific pitchers. Frank Francisco had surgery earlier this month to remove a bone spur from his…

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