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Q&A with Rick Waits - Part I

Waits thinks Parnell's slider is key

Rick Waits, the Mets Minor League Pitching Coordinator, sits down with for a long Q&A session. In Part One of a four-part series, Coach Waits talks about the future he sees for Bobby Parnell, the growth he has seen in Jonathon Niese, why Brad Holt is so impressive and much, much more. Bobby Parnell is a guy right on the cusp. What are the strides he still needs to make? How important is consistency with him? Is the bullpen the ultimate spot for him or will he continue to be worked as a starter for the future? Rick Waits: I think first off all, whether he's a starter or a reliever, that'll be a decision of our front office and the major league... Recommended Stories