Archive for October, 2011

No Thanks To C.J.

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As I slowly get myself back into the mix here at MMO, I’m starting to realize there is an absolutely ridiculous campaign going on for the Mets to pursue C.J. Wilson in free agency. I think what bothers me the most about where our fan base is right now is the love affair with doing […]

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From Left Field: Who Are You Rooting For This Postseason?

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From Left Field: Who Are You Rooting For This Postseason?

Well, as we all know, our beloved New York Mets have missed the playoffs for the fifth straight season. I’m not sure about many of you, but even with the Mets done for the year, I still watch a ton of postseason baseball. There have been some great games so far, and it’s looking like […]

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And Here’s To You, Mr. Alderson

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And Here’s To You, Mr. Alderson

Mr. Alderson (Sing to the tune of Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel) And here’s to you, Mr. Alderson Freddie loves you more than you will know (Wo, wo, wo) Cut payroll please, Mr. Alderson It doesn’t really matter how we play (Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey) We’d like to have you spend a lot […]

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Florida State League Top Prospects: Matt Harvey #2, Wilmer Flores #20

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Florida State League Top Prospects: Matt Harvey #2, Wilmer Flores #20

Baseball America released their Florida State League Top 20 Prospects and Mets pitching prospect Matt Harvey was ranked at #2 while infielder Wilmer Flores closed out the list at #20. Matt Harvey had a tremendous campaign for the Mets in 2011. The big right-hander started out in St. Lucie and went 8-2 with a 2.37 ERA and […]

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Arizona Fall League Opens

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Arizona Fall League Opens

The Arizona Fall League starts it’s 2011 season today, and the Mets have changed their minds on several player assignments to their affiliated team the Peoria Javelinas. They have assigned outfielder Juan Lagares, third-baseman Jefry Marte, and shortstop Wilfredo Tovar, as was previously announced. The Mets have also sent to Arizona, catcher Juan Centeno who spent the 2011 […]

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Should The Mets Sign C.J. Wilson Instead Of Jose Reyes?

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Should The Mets Sign C.J. Wilson Instead Of Jose Reyes?

Looking over the stats, the Mets had one of the better offensive clubs in the National League, but also put together just about the worst pitching staff. With everyone speculating every which way to acquire pitching while re-signing Jose Reyes, I say: If the Mets really need pitching THAT badly -which they do-, why not let Reyes walk and sign C.J. Wilson instead? […]

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As Brewers Take 2-0 Lead In NLDS, GM Melvin Comes Down Hard On Sabermetrics

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As Brewers Take 2-0 Lead In NLDS, GM Melvin Comes Down Hard On Sabermetrics

As the Brewers find themselves with a 2-0 lead in the NLDS and on the verge of advancing to the NLCS, consider these comments General Manager Doug Melvin made two weeks ago regarding sabermetrics. “I think there’s a point where people are looking to find the new stat. It’s like going into a science lab […]

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Reyes Updates: Aaron Award, The Hudgens Effect, King of Swing, Judging Reyes Too Harshly

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Reyes Updates: Aaron Award, The Hudgens Effect, King of Swing, Judging Reyes Too Harshly

Sorry for cramming all the latest on Jose Reyes in one post, but I think it makes it easier to sort through and debate. Here are some interesting items of note. The Hudgens Effect On Mets.com, Anthony DiComo credits Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens with some of Reyes’ success this season. Shortly after arriving in […]

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Does OPS Correlate Better To Runs Scored Than RBI?

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Does OPS Correlate Better To Runs Scored Than RBI?

I’m sure regular readers here are familiar with the debate between XtreemIcon and me regarding the relevance of On-Base Percentage (OBP) and Slugging Percentage (SLG) compared to Runs Batted In (RBI) as it correlates to Runs Scored (RS). Now that the season is done I thought it was worth looking at the actual data to see what really […]

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Rico Brogna Says Mets Should Not Re-Sign Reyes, Trade Wright

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Rico Brogna Says Mets Should Not Re-Sign Reyes, Trade Wright

Former Met Rico Brogna, who now blogs for WFAN CBS Sports, had some keen insights on the rise of Jose Reyes over the years from an energetic kid to the impending free agent he is today. In the end though, his opinion is that the Mets should not re-sign him. Personally, after scouting Reyes and […]

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(Updated) Mets Will Have The 12th Pick In The Draft Next June

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(Updated) Mets Will Have The 12th Pick In The Draft Next June

Updated Oct. 3 I just wanted to update this post with the complete 2012 Amateur Draft order from Adam Rubin. I did calculate the 12th pick correctly for the Mets last week. Here’s the 2012 draft order: 1. Houston 56-106 2. Minnesota 63-99 3. Seattle 67-95 4. Baltimore 69-93 5. Kansas City 71-91 6. Chicago […]

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