David Wright isn’t about to apologize for getting on the Mets’ pitching prospect. But he is sorry for how it all went down.
David Wright might be a laid-back captain, but he’s in no mood for nonsense this spring. And he showed that on Tuesday.
Manager Terry Collins had some rather interesting things to say about his team, his players and his expectations for 2015 over the last couple of days. So let’s take a listen back.
There’s a different vibe this year in Port St. Lucie. Some are already picking New York as their dark horse in the NL East. Why? It’s all about that ace.
“I want to be there at the end of the game,” Bobby Parnell said on Wednesday, according to NJ.com. “That’s my goal and that’s what I’m aiming for.”
The $3.7-million contract includes a $50,000 bonus if the injured closer makes 60 appearances in 2015.
Young, who had been eligible for arbitration, batted .229 with 30 stolen bases in 100 games this year, when his salary was $1.85 million.
It seems like the Mets are determined to exhaust every possible option on their roster to find a closer. Jeurys Familia may be the next in line.
Parnell has elected to have reconstructive elbow surgery and is done for the season. With Parnell out, veteran Jose Valverde has taken over closing for the Mets.
The two weeks of rest sound like a smokescreen to me, and like so many other pitchers who have already fallen to elbow issues at this early stage of the season, I wouldn’t expect Parnell to take the mound for the Mets until 2015.
Only the most optimistic would call the Mets “star-crossed.” Given the way they started the season, the more realistic among us might downgrade that assessment to “train wreck.”
Already quite thin on experience in the bullpen, the Mets said Tuesday that closer Bobby Parnell has a partial ligament tear in his pitching elbow.
And I picked this team to win 84 games. Who am I kidding? Probably myself.
Starters Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon and closer Bobby Parnell pitched batting practice with fielders Thursday.
Bobby Parnell wasn’t supposed to do what he did on Friday, at least not yet. Yet there was the Mets’ closer throwing 10 pitches from the mound at the team’s spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla.