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    Parnell virtually untouchable


    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- During last year's winter meetings, Mets officials seriously contemplated accepting an offer for Bobby Parnell as the Detroit Tigers made a strong push. The Mets passed, though, because Parnell remained under their control for four more seasons and possessed a fastball that could touch 100 mph.

    This winter, Parnell appears virtually untouchable, according to a major league source.

    That's partly due to Parnell's performance down the stretch, including allowing one earned run in 12 innings in September.

    The other factor: The Mets, right now, have no alternative as a primary setup man for Frank Francisco. Nor do they have another arm to step in should Francisco require a trip to the disabled list. Jon Rauch and Ramon Ramirez are free agents and unlikely to return, while Tim Byrdak likely will not be ready until the second half of the season in a best-case scenario.
    There goes that idea.


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    Hmm could be a smoke screen.

    If teams know the Mets think really highly of him they may make a bigger offer.


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    LOL!!! Shame his fastball isn't unhittable.

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    He's the only reliable arm in the pen, how could we trade him?

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    If I can get an everyday ball player for him.


    ďNinety percent Iíll spend on good times, women, and Irish whiskey. The other ten percent Iíll probably waste.Ē
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    I doubt we can, and even if we did that's another gaping hole in a pen that blows.

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    I don't see any reason why he would be traded for a mid level prospect/role player.

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    He blows. People are just in love with his power but he's not good.
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    Im a Braves fan and im scared to face Harvey way more then Strasburgh. Lol strasburgh dont scare me at all compared to Harvey.

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    He looks like a super star when compared to the trash we paid dearly for to relieve last season. I look like a base stealing threat when compared to the elderly!
    " You seek Yoda!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoicSentry View Post
    He blows. People are just in love with his power but he's not good.

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    I never thought I'd see 'Bobby Parnell' and 'untouchable' in the same sentence. Tells you how ****** it's gotten for us.

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    That guy who "blows" could be our closer in May or June.
    Last edited by metswon69; 12-04-2012 at 03:54 PM.

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    Parnell virtually untouchable

    He should be IMO.

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    Parnell virtually untouchable

    Major league hitters everywhere would beg to differ.
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