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Juan Lagares snubbed for Gold Glove nomination

Juan Lagares of the Mets makes a catch

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

This is why statistically-inclined folks generally disregard the Gold Glove Award.

Rookie Juan Lagares was a defensive revelation for the Mets in center field during 2013. Among all players with at least 800 innings at one position last season, Lagares had the sixth-most Defensive Runs Saved with 26. DRS is an important stat since it’s the key defensive component in the oft-cited Wins Above...

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Terry Collins uneasy about Bobby Parnell's recovery

Bobby Parnell of the Mets walks off the

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

CINCINNATI -- Terry Collins has read all the medical reports, the ones that say that Mets closer Bobby Parnell will be fully recovered from neck surgery by the start of spring training.

Yet, none of those reassuring words can replace Collins' lingering image of the pitcher, who has dropped 30 pounds after surgery because he has not been able to eat solid food.

"When a guy walks...

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Vic Black records first career save for Mets against Reds

Mets relief pitcher Vic Black throws against the

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CINCINNATI -- Mets manager Terry Collins expressed concern on Tuesday night that closer Bobby Parnell might not be at full strength after undergoing surgery to correct a herniated disc in his neck.

It's why the manager was watching closely as Vic Black notched his first career save in the Mets' 4-2 win over the Reds.

"As I'm sitting here I'm hoping and praying Bobby Parnell comes...

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