I always thought Bobby Parnell was the little black kid in the movie, Role Models, but I stand corrected. Now I think he’s the new closer for the Mets. At least that’s what I hope. On one hand, I feel like the Mets will want to see what Parnell can do in the closer role. Why would they audition Jason Isringhausen? He’s 50-something and was out of baseball already once in his career. On the other hand, the Mets may want to inflate Isringhausen’s value. “Hey, he could be a closer! See?” On the third lesser known hand that is actually just a lamb sock puppet, the Mets may just split the duties. Which way will they go, George, which way will they go? This is fun! I grabbed Parnell wherever I could, but didn’t grab Izzy cause I have just a little patience. As for Francisco Rodriguez, well, on the way out of the locker room, K-Rod saw his nickname in the mirror and sighed. He won’t be the closer in Milwaukee. That’s Axford’s job. I wouldn’t immediately drop K-Rod, but I’d ready my dropping finger. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:
Miguel Cabrera – After I said in my fantasy baseball top 100 for the 2nd half that Miggy would be number one unless he got injured, he goes and gets injured. How’s dem apples? Actually, a bit sour. It’s not apple season, though if an apple can grow in the fall why can’t it grow in the summer? Ah, questions, questions. The report out of Arizona is Miggy will be fine. He just left for precautionary reasons. Weird to see him leave before the last call.
Brandon Allen – Or Paul Goldschmidt are supposedly due to be called up right after the All-Star break. Allen’s a bit longer in the tooth so I think the D-Backs go with him first. In deep leagues, I like him for a power bat. As for Miranda, he has the right to remain in Triple-A.
Cole Kimball – Going under the knife to repair a tear in his rotator cuff. How ironic. He had been searching for the one-armed man and all this time it was him.
Juan Rivera – The Dodgers traded for Rivera and dropped Marcus Thames and part of the reason that the Jays moved Rivera is they like Eric Thames. It was the best of times for Thames, it was the worst of times for Thames.