In a perfect world Bobby Parnell would seamlessly step into the closer role and we wouldn’t look back for years to come.
Izzy has gotten the first nod at closing but you have to assume Collins and Alderson are grooming BoPa for the role.
There’s no real rush to get Parnell slamming the door but it sure would make a more comfortable winter if he shows us he can close games this year.
Unfortunately Parnell blew the lead in the 8th in a game that we shoulda won.
The funny thing is is Parnell is a real closer he may perform better in the 9th than the 8th. The catch-22 is he may not get a shot at the 9th is he can’t hold the 8th.
Meanwhile David Wright has erupted morphing back into the homegrown star we all loved and believed in.
BMF feared a lingering back issue but judging by the last series the back is just fine.
In fact I stand by the theory that Wright being forced to observe for weeks on end may have matured him in a way he was yet to evolve. Maybe sitting and watching a NY Met season from the sidelines helped him put the circus in perspective. In turn he may put less pressure on himself by taking all the NY media hyperbole in stride.
If we get the old Wright back and Reyes is resigned we’ve got a damn good jump on being competitive in 2012.