MLB.com "Mets closer Bobby Parnell will undergo surgery for a herniated disk in his neck manager Terry Collins said Monday. Parnell first experienced neck stiffness during the team's series in Miami in late July. Over the course of the following week he received anti-inflammatory injections and an..." September 10
ESPN New York "New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell requires surgery for a herniated disk in his neck but has yet to undergo the procedure a baseball source told ESPNNewYork.com. Parnell who turns 29 on Sunday landed on the disabled list July 31. He emerged as a solid closer this season with Frank Francisco..." September 09
ESPN New York "Bobby Parnell indicated the herniated disk in his neck is pushing on a nerve and causing discomfort down his arm. He hopes the epidural -- an anti-inflammatory injection right on the disk which he received Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery -- will calm the issue. He said he is prepared to..." August 07
CBSSports.com "The Mets have placed closer Bobby Parnell on the 15-day DL with a herniated disk in his neck. The move is retroactive to July 31. Infielder Wilmer Flores has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill the roster spot. Parnell 28 has not pitched in a week due to continued discomfort in his..." August 06
North Jersey "Bobby Parnell will be reexamined by a doctor today after missing his fifth straight game with a sore neck. The closer could face a stint on the disabled list. Terry Collins said Parnell has "not [improved] a lot." "I mean he feels better but not enough to pitch him for sure" he..." August 05
As of 12:30 Eastern no traction for the Mets on either Marlon Byrd or Bobby Parnell.
The Mets are not in any trade dialogue about Bobby Parnell and a little about Marlon Byrd but nothing serious at this point.
New York Post "The Mets want Bobby Parnell to be the closer moving forward — and why not? He is a homegrown success story: the guy they saw talent in, stuck with and watched develop into an elite closer. Ignore his save total (15), which reflects the Mets’ low win total. Parnell has the same WHIP (0.88) as NL..." July 09
North Jersey "He picked a lot of brains to get where he is now. No closer – past or present – escaped the Mets clubhouse without fielding at least one question from Bobby Parnell. Of the stacks of advice he assembled, there is one piece he clutches tight each time he returns to the mound. It is a souvenir he..." June 04
New York Post "Terry Collins raved about Ike Davis and Shaun Marcum, of course. But the Mets manager also had high praise for the growth he has seen in closer Bobby Parnell. “He’s got the demeanor of a closer,” Collins said of Parnell, who flipped the Braves 1-2-3 on 12 pitches in the ninth inning, racking up..." May 27
New York Daily News "Bobby Parnell was exactly where he wanted to be Monday afternoon. The Mets’ righthanded reliever was given the ball in the ninth inning of a one-run game. Don’t tell the 28-year-old with the tantalizing fastball that spring training games are meaningless. This spring, Parnell has used every..." March 20
New York Post "Bobby Parnell’s stint as the Mets’ closer may not be temporary. Manager Terry Collins tabbed Parnell to take over the spot if Frank Francisco isn’t ready to start the season in his prolonged comeback from elbow soreness, but pitching coach Dan Warthen said yesterday it will be Parnell’s job to..." March 10
Bergen Record "Nobody – not Bobby Parnell, not Terry Collins – is quite sure why Parnell’s arsenal has a history of losing its bite in the ninth inning. "Maybe I put a little bit more pressure on myself in the past," Parnell said Wednesday morning inside the clubhouse at Tradition Field. "I can’t do that..." February 14
New York Post "Bobby Parnell has six weeks to get into a closer’s mindset, if needed. For that he is thankful manager Terry Collins already has decided Parnell will be the Mets’ closer if Frank Francisco can’t be ready for Opening Day. “Him just coming out and saying it is going to help me a lot get better in..." February 14
Bergen Record "For a few minutes Tuesday afternoon, Frank Francisco was still harboring false hope that the closer job was his to lose, even if lingering elbow inflammation made him easy pickings. "It’s always going to be a competition," Francisco said. "All those guys – seventh inning, eighth inning – they..." February 13
New York Post "For openers, the Mets will prepare a potential new closer. When the team’s pitchers and catchers take the field today for their first official workout of spring training, Bobby Parnell should have the mindset he’s the Mets closer, manager Terry Collins said yesterday, as Frank Francisco nurses..." February 13