Thursday evening, the New York Mets and right-handed reliever Bobby Parnell avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1.7 million for 2013; a nice raise from the $500,000 he earned in 2012.
His 2012 campaign was arguable the best of the right-handers young career; posting career highs in wins (5), appearances (74), saves (7), whip (1.24), and ERA (2.49). The 28-year-old allowed 19 earned runs over 68 2/3 innings of work, while walking 20 batters and striking out 61. Parnell finished the year strong allowing just one earned run over his last 17 appearances, spanning 17 2/3 innings:
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