Archive for March, 2012

Defensive Runs Saved Passes The Eye Test

An article by posted on March 23, 2012 0 Comments
Defensive Runs Saved Passes The Eye Test

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com takes a look at the Mets defense through the eyes of John Dewan is always finding new ways to analyze defensive metrics, which have come a long way quite recently. One thing DiComo aptly points out is the “unorthodox depth chart of the Mets” and how their unique circumstances and personnel […]

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Mets’ Top 10 Prospects – 1981

An article by posted on March 23, 2012 0 Comments
Mets’ Top 10 Prospects – 1981

When I wrote that the 1967 crop featuring Seaver, Ryan, and Koosman was probably the strongest group of prospects the Mets ever had, I was weighting it heavily on the future success of those three pitchers. But in terms of potential and depth, it would be hard to top the 1981 list. Here’s what a […]

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Mets Notes: Wright, Hairston & Torres Making Progress, den Dekker Called Back

An article by posted on March 23, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Wright, Hairston & Torres Making Progress, den Dekker Called Back

The Mets assigned two more players to minor league camp Friday morning according to Adam Rubin. Infielder Josh Satin and right-hander Fernando Cabrera will now join left-handed reliever Chuck James who was also reassigned to the minors after yesterday’s game. However this morning, Me3ts prospect Matt den Dekker has officially returned to major league camp. The move was prompted because […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Defending Minaya’s Minor Leagues

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Defending Minaya’s Minor Leagues

One of the misconceptions about Omar Minaya’s tenure as GM is that he ignored the minor leagues, and did a bad job of developing players. But the Mets do have a solid group of young players from Minaya. We have quality players in both the majors, and minors from him.  Lucas Duda who was drafted […]

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Mets Take Down Astros 8-2, Dickey Flirts With A Spring No-No

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Take Down Astros 8-2, Dickey Flirts With A Spring No-No

R.A. Dickey took a no-hitter into the sixth inning today and looked to be in mid-season form as the Mets took care of business with the Astros, 8-2. Summary What else can be said about R.A. Dickey that has not already been said in the form of a compliment or a pun? He pitched into […]

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Is This Your Retirement, Larry?

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Is This Your Retirement, Larry?

Earlier today, Chipper Jones announced that he will be retiring at the end of the season after almost two decades spent entirely with the Atlanta Braves.  Jones will retire as one of the Braves’ all-time greatest players, finishing in the top three in many of the team’s offensive categories (along with Hank Aaron and Eddie […]

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Pelfrey’s High Ankle Sprain Explains Poor Spring… Not Really…

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Pelfrey’s High Ankle Sprain Explains Poor Spring… Not Really…

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post,  Mike Pelfrey has been dealing with a high ankle sprain for mostly all of Spring Training, Pelfrey told Puma he sprained his right ankle in the offseason, “and then aggravated the injury shortly after camp began”. Pelfrey has been awful this spring and has allowed an alarming 18 runs, […]

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Torres Is Optimistic, Bay Backs Down, Valdespin Could Take Center Stage

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Torres Is Optimistic, Bay Backs Down, Valdespin Could Take Center Stage

I wanted to update this post with some new information on the center field front as follows: Center fielder Andres Torres spoke to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York this morning and said his calf injury is improving. “I feel better,” Torres said. “Just a few more days, I hope, I’ll go back to the field. […]

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What If Daniel Murphy Never Got Injured?

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
What If Daniel Murphy Never Got Injured?

In Spring Training of 2010, the Mets were coming off of a season of a horrific pileup of injuries. Virtually every starting position player suffered some sort of injury except for the 24-year old Daniel Murphy who put together a breakout year. The age of Carlos Delgado around the bag at first had come to […]

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Edgin Making A Case For Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Edgin Making A Case For Opening Day Roster

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, left-handed reliever Garrett Olson is the front-runner to replace the injured Tim Byrdak who is expected to miss at least the first two weeks of the season. Byrdak underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee last week, and afterward the team announced the lefty specialist would miss about six weeks. Another possibility to replace Byrdak is […]

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