Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:24:57 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he'll likely mix and match with eighth-inning setup duties. RP Kyle Farnsworth is a possibility, but so are RPs Jeurys Familia and Scott Rice, among others. The Mets will not immediately look to sign another late-inning reliever available on the free-agent market just yet. New York will also consider promoting SPs Rafael Montero or Jacob deGrom for a bullpen role, but it's unlikely to happen soon.
Fantasy Tip: The only thing really clear for now is that Jose Valverde is the team's closer with Bobby Parnell (elbow) out. That could change, too, but based on Papa Grande's performance this spring and on opening day, he'll have a little rope to play with.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:06:08 -0700
The New York Mets placed RP Scott Rice (hernia) on the 15-day disabled list and moved 1B Ike Davis (oblique) to the 60-day disabled list Monday, Sept. 9.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:14:17 -0700
New York Mets RP Scott Rice (hernia) will have surgery to fix a sports hernia Tuesday, Sept. 10. He went 4-5 with a 3.71 ERA this year in 73 outings.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:00:48 -0700
New York Mets RP Scott Rice (hernia) will undergo surgery to repair a hernia, and he'll be done for the rest of the season.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:50:41 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins expects to use RP LaTroy Hawkins to close for the second straight day if a situation arises Wednesday, Aug. 7. Hawkins picked up his first save of the year Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Fantasy Tip: It looks as though Hawkins will have the first crack at closing for the Mets in the absence of Bobby Parnell (neck), but Scott Rice could also be used in left-heavy situations. Don't rule out David Aardsma seeing a chance or two if Hawkins falters, too. For fantasy purposes, Hawkins should be your first target.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:03:54 -0700
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) may need to undergo surgery if the epidural injection he received Monday, Aug. 5, does not work.
Fantasy Tip: Surgery would almost assuredly keep Parnell from returning again this year. That would make David Aardsma, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Rice or whoever else takes advantage of his absence more valuable in deeper leagues. This could be a very frustrating closer-by-committee situation for fantasy owners, though.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:04:04 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said the team will mix and match in the ninth inning with RP Bobby Parnell (neck) on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: David Aardsma and LaTroy Hawkins are the most likely options to be used in the ninth, but other candidates could emerge, such as Scott Rice. Remember, Parnell can return Aug. 15, so this might just be a short-term solution.
Tue, 28 May 2013 13:46:00 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins doubts that RP Bobby Parnell will be available to pitch Tuesday, May 28, after pitching the last two days and recording saves. RPs Brandon Lyon, Scott Rice or LaTroy Hawkins could all be asked to pitch if a save situation arises.
Fantasy Tip: This will likely just end up being a day of rest for Parnell, so don't be alarmed. Lyon, Rice and Hawkins don't deserve adding for the day. Expect Parnell to be back in action, when needed, Wednesday.
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.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:48:03 -0700
The New York Mets selected the contracts of RPs LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Rice and Scott Atchison and OF Marlon Byrd Friday, March 29. They also outrighted SS Reese Havens and RP Darin Gorski to the minors.