Archive for July, 2013

Wright Apologizes To HR Derby Snubs, Explains His Rationale

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Wright Apologizes To HR Derby Snubs, Explains His Rationale

After David Wright and Robinson Cano announced their Home Run Derby teams last night, I was about to post on it, but held off. I was hoping that Wright would explain his rationale in selecting his team and was happy to see that he did. The more I looked at Wright’s choices, the more I […]

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Harvey’s Diminished Effectiveness After 100 Pitches Thrown

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Harvey’s Diminished Effectiveness After 100 Pitches Thrown

As I mentioned in my previous post, Matt Harvey threw a season-high 121 pitches last night for the second time this season. Here’s some interesting data from ESPN on Harvey’s diminished effectiveness when he surpasses 100 pitches. There’s a clear case to be made to be wary of using Harvey after 100 pitches anyway: According to […]

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Mets Lead Majors With 90 Good Fielding Plays In Last 30 Days

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Mets Lead Majors With 90 Good Fielding Plays In Last 30 Days

Last night, just before the game, Mark Simon tweeted that in the last 30 days, the Mets led MLB with 90 Good Fielding Plays. Not surprising to see David Wright and Omar Quintanilla leading the pack here… The Mets had a rough start to the season defensively. The usually reliable Ike Davis was taking his […]

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Syndergaard and d’Arnaud On BA’s Top 50 Prospects

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Syndergaard and d’Arnaud On BA’s Top 50 Prospects

Baseball America revealed their top 50 midseason prospects today, as was compiled by J.J. Cooper. Both Noah Syndergaard and Travis d’Arnaud appeared on the list, at numbers 23 and 25, respectively. Of course, both of these minor leaguers were key components to the off-season trade Sandy Alderson made with the Toronto Blue Jays that sent R.A. Dickey north of the border. Each […]

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Solid Bullpen And Tired Giants Defense Lead To Mets 4-3 Win

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Solid Bullpen And Tired Giants Defense Lead To Mets 4-3 Win

The Night’s Still Young! In what looked on paper to be a pitcher’s duel between Matt Harvey and Tim Lincecum, turned out to be an extra-inning duel between both bullpens. Buster Posey struck first with a two-run home run in the first inning to give the Giants an early 2-0 lead. It took Harvey 50 […]

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Late Comeback Fuels Cyclones’ 3rd Straight Win

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Late Comeback Fuels Cyclones’ 3rd Straight Win

The Brooklyn Cyclones are inching closer to the .500 mark as the team notched its third straight win with a 4-3 victory over the Lowell Spinners – the Single-A short season affiliate of the Boston Red Sox – Monday night at MCU Park in Coney Island. It took a late eighth-inning comeback, but the Cyclones […]

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Sights and Sounds From An Amazin’ Day

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Sights and Sounds From An Amazin’ Day

Mets Hall of Famer John Franco strikes a pose with Brooklyn Cyclones lefthander John Mincone. Randy Medina from Read the Apple with another one of his awesome creations. Who the heck is that? Oh… Well these two are still together and going strong…. And finally a word from the Mookster who holds the world’s tiniest […]

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News Good On Niese, Lefthander To Begin Rehab

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News Good On Niese, Lefthander To Begin Rehab

Jonathon Niese underwent a second MRI on his pitching shoulder Monday to determine the fate of his partially torn rotator cuff. According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin the exam yielded positive results, and the left-handed pitcher will begin rehabilitation in Port St. Lucie immediately. Niese underwent tests at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. The […]

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Mets vs Giants: Satin Back To Bench As Harvey Set To Oppose Lincecum

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Mets vs Giants: Satin Back To Bench As Harvey Set To Oppose Lincecum

Mets (37-48) vs Giants (40-47) Matt Harvey (7-2, 2.27) vs Tim Lincecum (4-9, 4.66) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B Marlon Byrd – RF Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF John Buck – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Matt Harvey – RHP Game Notes Josh Satin […]

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Hey Met Fans… Check This Out…

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Hey Met Fans… Check This Out…

I was over at FanGraphs curious to see what Jeremy Hefner‘s WAR (Wins Above Replacement) was for the season for another post I’m working on. While I was there I checked to see who the National League leaders in WAR were. What a nice surprise… Carlos Gomez, Brewers – 5.0 David Wright, Mets – 4.5 […]

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Nationals Acquire Scott Hairston From The Cubs

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Nationals Acquire Scott Hairston From The Cubs

The Washington Nationals acquired Scott Hairston on Monday from the Chicago Cubs for minor league pitcher Ivan Pineyro. Chicago general manager Jed Hoyer said on a conference call there are “players to be named (later) on either side,” but they “will not affect the balance of the deal.” The Cubs signed Hairston to a two-year […]

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