Mets Considered Trading Parnell Yesterday

ESPN's Adam Rubin reports that the Mets were mulling over the idea of trading Bobby Parnell to an unknown team for a starting position player.

The Mets drastically revamped their bullpen on Tuesday, signing Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco to handle the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, and also landing Ramon Ramirez in a trade with the Giants, so they've got the depth to make it work. Parnell though, as Rubin points out, is controllable for four more years, while Ramirez and Rauch are free agents following 2012.

It's not surprising to see other teams interested in the flamethrowing 27-year-old, though. Parnell's average fastball sat at a blistering 97.2mph last season, and he posted a 3.64 ERA, 9.7 K/9, 4.1 BB/9, and 50.6% groundball rate in 59 1/3 innings.

14 Responses to Mets Considered Trading Parnell Yesterday Leave a Reply

  1. Infield Fly 4 years ago

    Parnell’s average fastball sat at a blistering 97.2mph last season…

    Yeah, well, too bad he hasn’t figured out what to do with it for the 3+ yrs he’s been in the majors. As such, I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t kill me to never have to see his clueless face in Flushing again (among others).

    In fact, while you’re “mulling,” Mets, why stop there? One Mike Pelfrey needs to seriously get outta town as well…

  2. dthcm 4 years ago

    To Boston for Scutaro or maybe they might consider Lowrie an everyday player?

    • he may be a good backup for tejada ,so Id take scutaro

      • Blanketsburg 4 years ago

        The fact that you think Tejada is a better option than Scutaro is laughable. The Sox never make that trade.

  3. knoxfire30 4 years ago

    whitesox have always had an interest in parnell and they are in full rebuild mode, bobby might be a perfect don cooper project

  4. lug 4 years ago

    Maybe I am nuts but could the position player possibly have been Gordon Beckham?   I don’t know about straight up or whatever but it seems like KW is ready to deal.

    • That’s who i was thinking also. Either him or Lowrie make the most sense.

  5. Jim McGrath 4 years ago

    The Sox have only added a FA–Scutao could go and slip Iggy into the mix at SS.
    Parnell would be a pretty decent addition to the pen.

  6. bigpat 4 years ago

    They probably should have done it. This guy never learned how to pitch yet, always gonna have potential though because of that velocity. 

  7. MetsEventually 4 years ago

    and…why did it not happen? 

  8. chee1rs 4 years ago

    talk about cleaning house

  9. chee1rs 4 years ago

    big time

  10. Infield Fly 4 years ago

    More like the Mets wake up from that beautiful dream…

  11. jmits90 4 years ago

    Also I doubt the Mets would do that trade it makes zero sense.

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