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BOBBY PARNELL, RHP, Closer With Jon Niese out
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BOBBY PARNELL, RHP, Closer
With Jon Niese out with a shoulder injury, a rival executive called Parnell the Mets’ most valuable potential trade chip. Contending teams often use the trade deadline to fortify their bullpens, and Parnell’s power arm and contract status (two years from free agency) make him an attractive target. However, a person familiar with the Mets’ thinking said moving the 28-year-old would be “unlikely.” |(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

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Mets trade chips

Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler aren’t going anywhere. Ditto for David Wright. So where does that put the Mets leading into the July 31 trade deadline? Well, that depends on whether GM Sandy Alderson is willing to part with his organization’s store of young pitching. Newsday’s Marc Carig looks at the Mets’ top trade chips.