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.”
“This is between you and me right now, I tell ya, because I haven’t talked to anybody else,” Collins said. “But tomorrow I’m gonna go to Bobby Parnell and tell him that he’s gonna be the guy we’re gonna gear up to pitch the ninth inning.”
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has resisted naming Frank Francisco his team’s closer. Maybe his manager never got the memo.
Relief pitcher Brian Wilson worked out for the Mets at UCLA on Saturday, and according to a report, general manager Sandy Alderson was far from impressed.
“I think it’s important for me to grieve leaving New York,” Dickey said on Tuesday. “I had a proverbial home there. I had a home among fans. I had a home in an organization.”
Sandy Alderson needs to act swiftly in order to restore confidence in the eyes of the team’s fan base. With that in mind, here is what I think are the top five offseason issues he needs to address prior to the 2013 season.
Shoppach hit a go-ahead two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning that cleared the bases when center fielder Justin Ruggiano misplayed the ball Saturday night, lifting the New York Mets to a 5-3 victory
R.A. Dickey earned his 16th win of the season as the Mets finally snapped their losing skid on Saturday.
Jeremy Hefner gave the Mets six solid innings as they defeated the Padres 6-2 on Saturday night.
The thing that I like about Terry Collins is that you never see him publicly berate a player, and he never uses the media to get his message across. But make no mistake about it — he gets his message across.
The Mets bullpen meltdowns can ravage a team and it needs to be fixed. So how do you do it? A great start would be to bring back Francisco Rodriguez who could have a huge impact
The Mets’ beleaguered bullpen will have to make due without Francisco for longer than expected.
So, can one of the biggest surprise teams in the first half (46-40) continue to surprise moving towards the finish line? Well, they need some things to change – and some to remain the same.
Anybody who has watched the Mets lately knows they sorely need bullpen help. How they get it is a major question. And perhaps a bigger question is, where SHOULD they get it from?