Archive for September, 2011

From Left Field: Who Should Stay And Who Should Go?

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

The English punk rock group, The Clash, was famous for the song “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” With the season winding down, let’s do a Mets-related version of this song. For 2012, who should stay and who should go? Stay Manny Acosta: Though erratic at times, he showed he deserves a spot in […]

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Justin Turner Is A Money (Clutch) Player

An article by posted on September 22, 2011 0 Comments

In tonight’s dramatic 8-6 comeback win for the Mets over the Cardinals, pinch hitter Justin Turner worked out a 10-pitch bases loaded walk to drive in the first run of the Mets’ six-run ninth inning. SNY analyst Bobby Ojeda had this to say immediately following the game: “Justin Turner is a money player. When the game is on […]

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Summary Of Potential Changes To Citi Field

An article by posted on September 22, 2011 0 Comments
Summary Of Potential Changes To Citi Field

MetsBlog summarizes the potential changes Sandy Alderson discussed before yesterday’s game: David Wright seemed absolutely relieved to know that changes were on the way: “It’s nice to have a front office that recognizes the situation and tries to correct it. The most you can ask for is just to be in a ballpark that is fair, […]

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Regardless Of The Reyes Situation, Ruben Tejada Is A Keeper

An article by posted on September 22, 2011 0 Comments
Regardless Of The Reyes Situation, Ruben Tejada Is A Keeper

In a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves last weekend, Ruben Tejada filled in for Jose Reyes both at shortstop and in the leadoff spot.  Tejada reached base three times (walk, double, single), stole a base and drove in four runs.  His two-out, three-run double in the fourth inning broke a 1-1 tie and his two-out, […]

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Mets Should Consider This Season A Success

An article by posted on September 22, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Should Consider This Season A Success

According to David Lennon of Newsday, the Mets have to consider this season a success with regards to achieving the Moneyball approach which is what the goal has been since Alderson and Co. took over the reins of the organization last Fall. He writes: Is the ”Moneyball” approach paying off for the Mets? In some respects, […]

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Collins Growing Frustrated With Beato

An article by posted on September 22, 2011 0 Comments

Pedro Beato continued his poor second half last night, when he served up a game-winning three-run homer to David Freese in the Mets 6-5 loss to the Cardinals. The loss ensures a third straight losing season for the Mets. Beato had not pitched in six days and has appeared fatigued for most of the second half of the […]

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Pelfrey Has Become Too Aggravating To Watch

An article by posted on September 21, 2011 0 Comments

Watching the Mets last night wasn’t frustrating as much as it was annoying and aggravating. How does a team receive nine walks and still lose? Oh yeah, when its starter – its supposed No. 1 pitcher – gives up five runs on ten hits in six innings and the bullpen gives up six runs. With […]

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Building A Contender: How Far Away Are We?

An article by posted on September 21, 2011 0 Comments
Building A Contender: How Far Away Are We?

I recently made a joke in the comments to a piece that Brandon Butler did about what our priorities should be in the offseason after settling the Reyes Issue which will be front and center. I thought I should expand on what I said and show the facts to justify my opinion. Basically I said the offseason focus should […]

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SaberMETrics Already Taking Shape In 2011

An article by posted on September 21, 2011 0 Comments
SaberMETrics Already Taking Shape In 2011

When Sandy Alderson took the job as General Manager of the New York Mets, we knew this ballclub would likely take a few more pitches and maybe have the feel of the Moneyball Oakland A’s to an extent; but if you check the stats, you will see that the effect of Alderson in Flushing has already […]

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Rapid Rant: Wow, I Must Have Missed This…

An article by posted on September 21, 2011 0 Comments
Rapid Rant: Wow, I Must Have Missed This…

Michael Baron of MetsBlog just posted the following: During last night’s broadcast, Sandy Alderson said he expects to go into Spring Training with a similar rotation to what is in place now, citing the need for growth among pitchers such as Mike Pelfrey and Jon Niese. However, he also spoke about the importance of knowing who the closer […]

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