September 10, 2013

Parnell To Go Under The Knife

In the latest episode of "this is why we can't have nice things", Terry Collins confirmed after the game that Mets closer, Bobby Parnell, will have season ending surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. Parnell, who hasn't appeared in a game since July 30th, converted 22 of 26 save opportunities this season prior to his injury. The Mets "hope" he'll be ready for spring training.

The injury issue is twofold. First and foremost, the Mets have lost there closer for nearly half the season. However the bigger issue is the timing and severity of the injury. While the Mets have indicated an unwillingness to do so, Parnell represented one of their best Major League caliber trade chips. His name figured to come up this winter in trade discussions. Having season ending surgery and no real date of return will certainly squash that. 

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