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Mon, 13 May 2013 13:22:42 -0700
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) has no structural damage in his right elbow after visiting with doctors. He will rest a few days and resume throwing.
Fantasy Tip: This is good news for Francisco, but it reminds fantasy owners speculating for saves that Francisco is nowhere near a lock to be given a chance to re-enter the ninth-inning picture in New York. Bobby Parnell is locked into the closer's role currently, and it'll take full health from Francisco and a major meltdown for him to relinquish the job any time soon.
Fri, 10 May 2013 13:08:19 -0700
New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia (biceps) is dealing with biceps tendonitis and won't pitch Friday, May 10. The team thinks the issue was brought on by fatigue, and his fastball was clocked at only 92 mph instead of 96 mph in his last outing. RP Frank Francisco (elbow) could return from the disabled list soon if Familia needs to go on the DL.
Fantasy Tip: Francisco's return isn't too off, regardless. Target Francisco in NL-only leagues and very deep mixed formats if you're speculating for saves. He won't take over Bobby Parnell's job immediately, but he could down the road.
Wed, 08 May 2013 14:11:55 -0700
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) tossed another scoreless inning for Single-A St. Lucie Wednesday, May 8, and didn't allow a hit while walking two and striking out two. He hasn't given up a run in five innings for St. Lucie and has allowed one hit while striking out six.
Fantasy Tip: Bobby Parnell will remain the club's closer, at least initially, upon Francisco's return to the team. Terry Collins is leaving the door open for Francisco to reclaim the closer's role, but it might take a hiccup from Parnell for him to get that chance. Saves speculators should consider adding Francisco soon.
Tue, 07 May 2013 15:02:30 -0700
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) has pitched back-to-back days with Single-A St. Lucie and is closer to returning from the disabled list. He should have at least another outing in the minors. "Frankie has got to show us that he can pitch back-to-back days up here -- that he's strong enough," manager Terry Collins said. "We're talking three days in a row. Can he do that? The one thing I don't think we're ready to do is start to juggle our bullpen at this particular moment when Bobby has done such a good job. We'll wait until Frankie gets here to make those determinations." Francisco is within 10 days of returning from his 30-day rehab assignment.
Tue, 07 May 2013 13:09:25 -0700
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell will remain the team's closer when RP Frank Francisco (elbow) returns, according to manager Terry Collins. However, Parnell will remain closer at least until Francisco gets into some major league games and gets back in the swing of things.
Fantasy Tip: It looks as though Collins is leaving the door open for Francisco to eventually pitch his way back into the closer's role if he can regain some confidence. After all, the Mets are paying him closer money. However, that might take some time, and it'll depend on Parnell's performance, as well. For now, Francisco should only be considered in NL-only leagues and those desperate enough to speculate in mixed formats.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 11:49:32 -0700
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell blew a save against the Miami Marlins Monday, April 29, by allowing two hits and an earned run in two innings of work. Parnell was hurt by poor defensive play behind him, though.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:19:49 -0700
New York Mets RP Scott Rice was used in the ninth inning of a tied ball game Thursday, April 25, because manager Terry Collins doesn't want to overuse RP Bobby Parnell by using him late in tied games. The Los Angeles Dodgers had a string of left-handed hitters coming to bat, too. Rice ended up letting the Dodgers take the lead and eventually win. Parnell later entered in the inning to clean up the damage, and he let an inherited runner score. Collins is also trying not to overuse RPs Scott Atchison and Brandon Lyon. Rice has entered in the eighth inning or later in each of his last five outings.
Fantasy Tip: Parnell is the team's unquestioned closer, but Rice's utilization late in games shows Collins' confidence in the southpaw. Rice is solid against lefties, and he induces plenty of ground-ball outs, but don't expect him to be used in any save situations.
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 02:35:51 -0800
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said CL Bobby Parnell's breaking ball has improved from last season. He relied heavily on his four-seam fastball and curveball last year.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:42:33 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell tossed a perfect inning Friday, March 8, and manager Terry Collins likes what he sees. "I love his demeanor on the mound," Collins said. "He goes after hitters like he knows he's going to get them out. He doesn't get caught up if he gives up a hit. And we know he's still got the good arm if he needs to reach back and have some extra."
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:06:01 -0800
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell has been told by the team to prepare for the closer's role.