During four minutes of thunderous chanting from the sellout crowd 48,675 began, an overcome Rivera sobbed as he buried his head on the shoulder of Pettitte, who also is retiring when the season ends Sunday, and then hugged Jeter.
“It’s official now,” Rivera said at a press conference Saturday morning. “After this year I’ll be retired.”
It seems unlikely that the Mets will sign Jose Valverde to join their bullpen.
Compare and contrast. Go ahead. It’ll make the next six weeks even more interesting.
Parnell on Wednesday morning said that he appreciated manager Terry Collins’ phone call on Tuesday night — the message basically being, “Get ready, we may need you.”
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has resisted naming Frank Francisco his team’s closer. Maybe his manager never got the memo.
Mike Pelfrey to the bullpen? Sure, it’s a good headline. But in theory, making Pelfrey next season’s closer — and finding someone to replace his 200-plus innings — doesn’t make much sense.
If you watch the games or read the box scores, you know the Mets’ bullpen is bad. So what’s the answer? It might just be Mike Pelfrey.
WFAN and SI.com’s Jon Heyman has learned the Mets are looking into the possibility of voiding closer Francisco Rodriguez’s contract.