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MMO Fan Shot: If It Sounds Like A Duck And Walks Like A Duck…

An article by posted on November 8, 2011 0 Comments

It’s all about the money! Seems everyone is convinced that not making an offer to Jose Reyes is the smart play. I question that thinking because an offer not made is merely an offer that can not be accepted, Nothing more. If the fear is another team is going to outbid you well they are […]

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Fan Shot: Seems Like Old Times

An article by posted on October 29, 2011 0 Comments
Fan Shot: Seems Like Old Times

While the Mets embark upon a future that may not include all-star shortstop and fan favorite Jose Reyes, I can’t help but notice how oddly familiar this all seems. The drama of potentially losing the face of the franchise and the intense media build-up leading up to his final moments, is something that many of […]

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R.I.P. Moneyball Part II –The UNDERVALUED STAT!

An article by posted on October 17, 2011 0 Comments

Having explained more precisely what the central GOAL of Moneyball is (Save Money) I thought it might be good to talk about what it actually says it did and why it did what it did from the Statistical Analysis point of view. Moneyball, as was stated previously, used Statistical analysis to find an UNDERVALUED METRIC […]

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R.I.P. Moneyball

An article by posted on October 13, 2011 0 Comments
R.I.P. Moneyball

I think it is time to talk about what Moneyball ACTUALLY means and to show some of those who claim to have read the book what the book is all about. Apparently, reading doesn’t always lead to UNDERSTANDING. I have read the book, it was interesting to learn about the little known “behind the scenes” process of […]

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Does OPS Correlate Better To Runs Scored Than RBI?

An article by posted on October 3, 2011 0 Comments
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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MMO Fan Shot: Pinky and The Brain

An article by posted on September 30, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Pinky and The Brain

For the purposes of my little demonstration, former Mets GM Omar Minaya will be cast in the role of Pinky, while world-renowned genius Sandy Alderson assumes the role of The Brain. Sandy Alderson – Last six seasons as a GM New York Mets 2011 – 77-85 Oakland A’s 1997 – 65-97 1996 – 78-84 1995 – […]

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MMO Fan Shot: It’s Not Winning or Losing, It’s How You Play The Game!

An article by posted on September 29, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: It’s Not Winning or Losing, It’s How You Play The Game!

Many a little leaguer has heard that phrase after a tough loss or season. Is it just the platitude of an overprotective adult, not wanting to see kids in pain and trying to shield them from the disappointment that real life often brings-  or is it actually true? Some folks will simplistically look at our […]

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Building A Contender: How Far Away Are We?

An article by posted on September 21, 2011 0 Comments
Building A Contender: How Far Away Are We?

I recently made a joke in the comments to a piece that Brandon Butler did about what our priorities should be in the offseason after settling the Reyes Issue which will be front and center. I thought I should expand on what I said and show the facts to justify my opinion. Basically I said the offseason focus should […]

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Economics 101: The Met Financial Situation

An article by posted on September 12, 2011 0 Comments
Economics 101: The Met Financial Situation

There is a great deal of discussion about the Met and Wilpon financial situation. Unfortunately most of the discussion is uninformed and based on erroneous supposition.  Let’s get those facts out of the way! 1 – The Wilpons and other Sterling family members claim that they had about 500Mil still invested in the Madoff fund […]

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MMO Fan Shot – Proud To Be A Mets Fan

An article by posted on August 12, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot – Proud To Be A Mets Fan

It’s not easy being a Mets fan. Living in the New York area you’re constantly surrounded by Yankee fans who are more than willing to tell you about their 27 championships and how great their team is. The problem has been, especially in the last 20 years, that it has been hard to argue that […]

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