Even as they aim to win the NL East, the New York Mets are minding their future.
With the New York Mets eyeing their first playoff berth in nine years, their two longest-tenured arms are struggling to pitch in down the stretch.
The Mets hold a team option for Collins in 2016, which, if he’s retained, would be his sixth season with the club.
A logical option to make a spot start is right-handed pitcher Logan Verrett, who was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday.
David Wright is expected to be activated from the DL next week. But it might be a while before he gets regular playing time.
In two outings this series, Parnell, who’s coming off Tommy John surgery, gave up five hits and six runs — four earned — while only getting two outs. Both times he was booed off the mound.
New York Mets third baseman David Wright is ready to start a minor league rehab assignment as he works to come back from spinal stenosis.
Dealing with such diverse emotions can be a challenge, but it’s certainly doable, especially with a team that hasn’t experienced joy since ‘08.
One of the Mets’ so-called “big four” starting pitchers is working his way back into the rotation.
“He is still going to be the closer,” Collins said. “Hopefully get his confidence back and get him out there a little bit more often and we’ll see what the results are.”
Terry Collins was never a buffoon of a manager. He just lacked options. The Mets gave him some with the trade for Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson.
With a cleanup hitter batting .170 and the guy behind him hitting only a little bit better, the Mets stood little chance against Clayton Kershaw.
Instead of pulling to within a game of the Nationals, the Mets fell three off the division pace Wednesday after dropping two of three in the series.
As manager Terry Collins knows all too well by now, it’s tough to get victories day in and day out if you don’t manage to get runners home.
Because Alderson has conservatively managed the Mets’ farm system, he has been able to keep floods at bay.