Archive for October, 2012

Mets News: Josh Thole Officially “Super Two” Arbitration Eligible

An article by posted on October 23, 2012 0 Comments
Mets News: Josh Thole Officially “Super Two” Arbitration Eligible

It’s official… Josh Thole, who has accumulated two years and 142 days of Major League service, will be eligible for arbitration for the first time in 2013. The “Super Two” cutoff for arbitration this winter is two years and 139 days of Major League service. Original Post 10/17 According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New […]

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Guillen’s Done In Miami

An article by posted on October 23, 2012 0 Comments
Guillen’s Done In Miami

Ozzie Guillen has been fired after one year as manager of the last-place Miami Marlins, it was first reported by the Chicago Tribune. Guillen is still owed roughly $7million on a 3 year contract. It’s also being reported that bench coach Joey Cora has been fired as well. Most expected this news after Guillen made […]

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Small Sample Sizes, PPA’s and Fun With Numbers

An article by posted on October 23, 2012 0 Comments
Small Sample Sizes, PPA’s and Fun With Numbers

I came across this post from James Gentile from Beyond the Boxscore. He does his best to figure out if longer Pitches Per Plate Appearance lead to better performance for the hitter. While I admit that I was impressed with the amount of research he did and I respect his opinion, I can’t conclude anything more than […]

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Morning Grind: Unsure About Andres Torres? Really?

An article by posted on October 23, 2012 0 Comments
Morning Grind: Unsure About Andres Torres? Really?

I wanted to comment on yesterday’ report by Mike Puma of the New York Post, who pretty much said a Mets source told him that the front office was unsure about non-tendering Andres Torres. Let me dispense with all the pleasantries and simply say that Andres Torres was a colossal failure in 2012. We were sold a […]

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Shohei Otani And The Mets

An article by posted on October 23, 2012 0 Comments
Shohei Otani And The Mets

The young man pictured above is Shohei Otani – the flame-throwing high school phenom out of Japan. The story about this kid is that he can dial it up to about 99 MPH on occasion at just 18 years old, and because of this, he has drawn instant comparisons to Yu Darvish. Patrick Newman at […]

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Giants Stun the Cardinals 9-0 and Advance to the World Series

An article by posted on October 23, 2012 0 Comments
Giants Stun the Cardinals 9-0 and Advance to the World Series

The San Francisco Giants routed the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series on Monday to complete a stunning comeback and advance to the World Series against the Detroit Tigers. The Giants, the 2010 World Series winners, trailed last year’s champion Cardinals 3-1 in the best-of-seven series but ran […]

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Mets Will Non-Tender Pelfrey, Could Bring Back Torres

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Will Non-Tender Pelfrey, Could Bring Back Torres

Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke to a Mets person who told him that Mike Pelfrey will be non-tendered next month, but that Andres Torres could be back and that a decision on him is still “up in the air”. Pelfrey underwent Tommy John surgery in May and is unlikely to be ready until May […]

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If The Mets’ 2012 Seasons Were A Book…

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
If The Mets’ 2012 Seasons Were A Book…

  Hey, anybody read any good books lately? I’m so busy watching AMC most of the time, that I hardly get any time to read anymore. That said, I’ve comprised a Winter Reading List for those of you who might want to catch up on some compelling reads during the cold upcoming months of another […]

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More On Matt Harvey, Teddy Stankiewicz Will Be Eligible For 2013 Draft

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
More On Matt Harvey, Teddy Stankiewicz Will Be Eligible For 2013 Draft

Last week, the notable statistician and baseball historian Bill James, answered a few questions in a Mailbag Post for Baseball Think Factory. One question in particular had to do with own Matt Harvey, and I must say he isn’t as excited about Harvey as some of us Mets fans are. Matt Harvey debuted this year and struck out 10.6 […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Matt Harvey, RHP

An article by posted on October 22, 2012 0 Comments
2012 Mets Player Review: Matt Harvey, RHP

MATT HARVEY, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: The expectations of Matt Harvey were minimal for this summer. The Mets’ 2010 first-round pick out of North Carolina – and the seventh choice overall – was to continue his development in the minor leagues. The best-case scenario had him continuing his development at Triple-A Buffalo and join the Mets […]

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