Morning News: Bobby’s The Closer, Mets Add Lefty To ‘Pen, Murph Shaves The Stache

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It’s Bobby’s Job

According to Adam Rubin, Terry Collins has made Bobby Parnell the exclusive close in the absence of Frank Francisco. No Jon Rauch. No Ramon Ramirez. None of that. It’s Bobby Parnell’s job to lose.

He really struggled in the closer role last season, blowing six of 12 save opportunities, but I honestly feel he is ready now. He has really worked this year to stop being the “thrower” that he was last year and become more of a pitcher. He’s been the only one that’s stepped up this season in the Mets bullpen, too. No one else really deserves this job.

Mets Add Hampson To ‘Pen

The Mets added lefty Justin Hampson to the roster early yesterday, designating Vinny Rottino for assignment. Mets fans have been calling for Hampson for quite a while, in awe of his impressive performance with the Bisons.

Terry Collins now has two lefty options in the bullpen, and won’t hesitate to use one like he did in the Yankees series.

Murphy’s Stache Is No More

It ends here. Good riddance.

About Connor O'Brien
I'm a 17 year-old blogger, high school student, and lifelong Mets fan. I've been blogging about the Mets in some form or another for about four years. I embrace the new age, sabermetric way of thinking, but also recognize the importance of scouting and player devlopment.

1 Comment on Morning News: Bobby’s The Closer, Mets Add Lefty To ‘Pen, Murph Shaves The Stache

  1. Murph shaved off that stache? I didn’t even notice.

    I’d be ecstatic if Parnell puts up a good showing in the closer role with FF out. That would certainly give us some options going forward. Of course we have to get to the 9th first with an actual lead…..

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