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Mets Morning News: Bobby Parnell Agrees To A Contract, Pedro Lopez To Return

New York Mets related news and links for January 18, 2013

Sarah Glenn

The Mets and Bobby Parnell agreed to a one year deal worth $1.7 million, avoiding salary arbitration in the process. This seems like it was a bit higher than he would have gotten in arbitration, but it's certainly not an unreasonable figure for Parnell. It does have me a bit worried about his price in the next several years, but I suppose we've got some time in that regard.

Manager Pedro Lopez and the entire B-Mets coaching staff will be returning to those roles again next year. Lopez has been with the Mets organization since 2008.

Over at FanGraphs, they had the ZiPS projections for the 2013 New York Mets. It really isn't pretty.

Yesterday at AA:

Rob continued his look at Amazin' Avenue's top prospects for this season. Yesterday brought us No. 11 through No. 20.

The rosters for the World Baseball classic were announced, and there is only one Mets player participating this year.

Sandy Alderson sat down with Mike Francesa, and we've got the whole thing transcribed. It's so much nicer to read these things than be forced to listen to Francesa.

Around baseball:

Rob Neyer had a little bit about the WBC and injuries. I can't say I'm upset that the Mets won't have any pitchers participating this year.

The Red Sox and Mike Napoli finally reached an agreement. It's a lot smaller than the 3-year, $39 million deal that the sides had agreed to previously.