Author: Josh Chapdelaine

Josh Chapdelaine started Around Citi in Oct. 2010 as a high school senior looking to venture into new media. The original inception of the site ran through March 2011 before Chapdelaine looked to outside endeavors. He returned to his Around Citi roots in Jan. 2013.
Can Bobby Parnell’s rocky journey have a silver lining?

Can Bobby Parnell’s rocky journey have a silver lining?

There has been little fanfare surrounding Bobby Parnell since the veteran returned from Tommy John surgery, his job Wally Pipped by Jeurys Familia. At 31-years-old, Parnell is now the Mets’ fourth-longest tenured player -he debuted less than two weeks after Jon Niese- and the second-longest consecutively tenured reliever by one team in the National League, …

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Listen: Metstradamus talks Mets playoff roster, Matt Harvey

Listen: Metstradamus talks Mets playoff roster, Matt Harvey

Metstradamus Blog’s John Coppinger joined Around Citi’s “Baseball Chronicles” to discuss Mets playoff roster construction, managing a playoff bullpen, Matt Harvey, Mark Twain and “Fleak”. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/225101107″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

Bobby Parnell once again at odds to rebound

Bobby Parnell once again at odds to rebound

Mets reliever Bobby Parnell, the team’s second-longest tenured player, is undergoing the rockiest stretch of his career during a time the team needs him to be better. Parnell has pitched to a 5.59 ERA in 19 1/3 innings this season, though his 3.94 FIP indicates he has been a bit unlucky. Only 16 months removed …

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Listen: Metstradmus talks World Series hopes, MLB Wild Card chase

Listen: Metstradmus talks World Series hopes, MLB Wild Card chase

Metstradamus Blog’s John Coppinger joined Around Citi’s “Baseball Chronicles” to discuss the New York Mets’ recent surge into first place, a World Series premonition, Wild Card hunts, and, of course, his burger of the month (which may be a melt). [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/218942175″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]  

Exploring a Yoenis Cespedes extension

Exploring a Yoenis Cespedes extension

Yoenis Cespedes has been everything the Mets hoped for during his first three games with the team. The 29-year-old outfielder connected for three doubles and drove in four runs during Monday night’s rout of the Miami Marlins, and yet his presence on a resurgent Mets team feels like a mirage due to his contractual status. …

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Reports: Mets acquire Yoenis Cespedes

Reports: Mets acquire Yoenis Cespedes

The Mets acquired OF Yoenis Cespedes from the Detroit Tigers on Friday for minor league pitcher RHP Michael Fulmer and RHP Luis Cessa, according to MLB Network’s Ken Rosenthal. Cespedes has batted .289/.321/.500 with 17 home runs and 28 doubles this season. He will become a free agent following the season. Fulmer, 22, was the …

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The Carlos Gomez non-trade timeline

The Carlos Gomez non-trade timeline

After weeks of speculation that the Mets could acquire Milwaukee Brewers CF Carlos Gomez, the team appeared to do just that. During Wednesday’s Mets-Padres game, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that the Mets and Brewers completed a deal that would send Gomez to the Mets in return for RHP Zack Wheeler and …

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With Tigers looking to sell, will Mets be in on Cespedes?

With Tigers looking to sell, will Mets be in on Cespedes?

The Detroit Tigers, at 49-52, appear ready to sell off key pieces of their team before Friday’s 4:00 p.m. ET trade deadline, according to reports. Tigers tell teams they will listen to offers on David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, Joakim Soria & other FAs before Fri. deadline. (via @jaysonst) — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 29, 2015 The …

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What is happening with Lucas Duda’s production?

What is happening with Lucas Duda’s production?

Mets first baseman Lucas Duda’s season has been enigmatic. An electric start appeared to prove his breakout 2014 was no fluke, but with Travis d’Arnaud and David Wright both on the disabled list, his production quickly fell. So what should one make of Duda’s season and recent power surge? Duda has produced a .771 on-base …

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