Archive for November, 2011

Mets Had Worst Middle Infield Defense In Majors In 2011

An article by posted on November 3, 2011 0 Comments

I picked this up on ESPN New York this morning. By one measure, baseball statistician Bill James has determined the Mets had the worst middle-infield combination in baseball last season, at least when Jose Reyes was paired with Justin Turner. Here’s what James and colleagues wrote … In The Bill James Handbook 2012, Bill James and Baseball Info Solutions track Defensive […]

Continue Reading »

Zack Wheeler Heads Baseball America’s Top 10 Mets Prospects List

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler Heads Baseball America’s Top 10 Mets Prospects List

Baseball America has released their Top 10 Mets Prospects list which shakes out like this: 1. Zack Wheeler, rhp 2. Matt Harvey, rhp 3. Brandon Nimmo, of 4. Jeurys Familia, rhp 5. Cesar Puello, of 6. Jenrry Mejia, rhp 7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, of 8. Michael Fulmer, rhp 9. Reese Havens, 2b 10. Wilmer Flores, ss Best Average Hitter: Juan Lagares Best Power Hitter: Zach Lutz Best Strike-Zone […]

Continue Reading »

R.A. Dickey To Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments

According to ESPN New York, R.A. Dickey plans to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro for charity this January. The 37-year old knuckleballer plans to make the trek despite the uneasy reaction from the Mets, who would have grounds to void his contract should he get injured on the 19,000 mile journey to Uhuru Peak. “Yeah. I’m a […]

Continue Reading »

Seeing A Large Market Team Unable To Hang Onto Their Homegrown Stars Is Deflating

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments

Andy Martino of the Daily News believes that there will be no shortage of David Wright rumors this hot stove season. After speaking with various NL executives as well as team sources, Martino comes up with three things to keep in mind: * No matter what happens with Jose Reyes this winter, it is highly […]

Continue Reading »

Too Funny To Ignore…

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments

Forgive me, oh mighty one…. I nearly slipped on a proverbial banana peel when I got a look at this headline… Come on man… Really? Yesterday we had Andy Martino break the news that a Mets source confirmed the team will not offer Reyes a 6-7 year deal, now this…. I need to create a […]

Continue Reading »

Ruth, Maris, And The Infamous Number 61

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments
Ruth, Maris, And The Infamous Number 61

With steroids corrupting record upon record, we sometimes forget about arguably one of the biggest controversies in baseball at its time: Roger Maris’ single-season record of 61 home runs. On the final day of the 1961, Maris ripped his 61st home run to shatter the legendary Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record of 60. Many […]

Continue Reading »

Yanks & Sabathia Avoid Free Agency. Mets & Reyes? Not So Much.

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments
Yanks & Sabathia Avoid Free Agency. Mets & Reyes? Not So Much.

“Happy Halloween, everybody. I just want to be the first to let Yankee fans know that we agreed to a contract extension. I’ll be coming back in 2012. I want to thank the Steinbrenner family for making that happen. My goal the whole time was to finish my career as a Yankee and hopefully I […]

Continue Reading »

Cone, Leiter, Gooden Weigh In On Reyes

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments
Cone, Leiter, Gooden Weigh In On Reyes

“There are better fits, places that give him a better chance to win, probably. If he really loves playing for the Mets, maybe he’ll give them a discount, so to speak, or work with them. Bit it’s his first go-round. It’s gonna be hard for him to take less money.”  ~  David Cone “Whenever a […]

Continue Reading »

This Day In MLB History…

An article by posted on November 2, 2011 0 Comments
This Day In MLB History…

November 2nd, 1972: Leading the league in victories (27), ERA (1.97), starts (41), complete games (30), and strike outs (310), Steve Carlton wins the NL’s CY Young Award. ‘Lefty’s’ 27 victories nearly accounts for nearly half (45.8%) of the last-place Phillies wins. Although it pains me to praise the work of a ballplayer that played […]

Continue Reading »

Beltran Dumps Scott Boras

An article by posted on November 1, 2011 0 Comments

Former Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran has parted ways with agent Scott Boras and is now represented by Dan Lozano, according to ESPN.com. Lozano also represents Albert Pujols and Jimmy Rollins among other free agents this offseason. Tonight, ESPN2 will televise the first-ever “Rawling Gold Glove Awards Show”. It’s the first time the Gold Glove Award […]

Continue Reading »