FanPost

Bobby Parnell

In my opinion, the Red Sox should make Daniel Bard their closer in 2012. However, if they were to do that-- they would need somebody to replace Bard in the set-up role. I think the Red Sox could fulfill this need by looking over to New York (no, not the Yankees) and acquiring Bobby Parnell from the Mets. Parnell had a pretty good season in 2011 with the Mets, going 4-6 with a 3.64 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 59.1 innings primarily as their set-up man. He also pitched for a 3.21 FIP and a 3.46 xFIP, both very respectable stats. I think that Parnell would adequately replace Bard, who went 2-9 with a 3.33 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 73 innings as well as a 2.96 FIP and 3.05 xFIP. This would leave the Red Sox bullpen with Bard, Parnell, Albers, Morales, Jenks???, Aceves, and another acquisition. I think Parnell would replace Bard and provide a solution to a need for the Red Sox.


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Over the Monster

You must be a member of Over the Monster to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Over the Monster. You should read them.

Join Over the Monster

You must be a member of Over the Monster to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Over the Monster. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker